Tuesday, July 08, 2008

It's Tuesday!

Got up early again and rode the Dam Ride.

Nice sun rise.

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And that ain't even the big version!

Waiting at an intersection, a scooter pulled up nearby, also waiting. I did not catch the brand, but it was definitely a two-stroke, one that seemed to have trouble idling, as the operator kept blipping the throttle. Ying ying ying ying ying. And it left a cloud of two-stroke smell as it took off. I used to love it, but if everyone drove one of those suckers, our pollution levels would be way up there, I bet! And it was noisy, too!

Somebody had a boo-boo at the construction zone on Fletcher Parkway!

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If they could not avoid hitting the sign, could they have avoided hitting a bicyclist who was forced to ride in the lane (a 45 mph lane!)?

No cloud cover this morning, so it was a bit warmer than yesterday, but still cool.

It was actually chilly going through the gorge! And even though the gates were open, there were only a few people on the path.

Maybe they were all at Lake Murray, as there were quite a few people out running and walking. Most of them seemed to be older folks, around my age. I followed this guy for a while, but turned left up that path to exit the lake and head home again, home again, jiggity jig.

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Mileage was just over 20 miles for the ride.

Found out what was making that rattling sound on Jamis!

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A couple of the welds on the rack seem to have failed. I wonder if Performance will replace it? I'm sure they would. I wonder if I have the gumption to take it back? I'm sure I do not!

Later!

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