Sunday, October 26, 2008

Long Time

I haven't gone for a Dam Ride in a long time. The stars were right this morning, I woke up a a reasonable time (6:30), I did the deed!

Saddled up the Schwinn and headed out. I wore the bright yellow jacket, and it was a little chilly (53° F).

In the Construction Zone I failed to take the WHOLE LANE, so some SUV passed me slowly as we approached the red light. I just LOVE having a big black zillion pound vehicle a couple of inches from my elbow. Because I KNOW, being the only vehicle on the road, you are unable to move over to the unoccupied lane. I took the low road and flipped him. I am ashamed. I doubt he even noticed.

Down the hill in El Cajohn there is a new hanger being build at Gillespie Field.

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Sorta pretty in the morning sun. Felt about ten degrees (F) cooler after dropping down into the box. In fact, it was around 47° F when I passed through Mission Trails Regional Park, and my hands hurt a little.

I took a shadow pic as I entered the park road.

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I am, in point of fact, NOT saluting the yield sign. Instead, I am taking the picture. In case you wondered.

And I AM pedaling, or rather, probably coasting here.

I my quest to collect the most truck I picked up this purple cell phone debris on the Jackson Drive Hill, which I climbed in the 36/24 combo, which was unusual for me!

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Oh, and I bought a couple pair'o sneakers at Target yesterday.

Saw this black beauty lurking behind a bush the other day when I walked home.

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I figure it's a 1959 Oldsmobile 98.

And lastly, when you don't have an on-site apartment manager you get people parking their trucks on the lawn.

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Stay classy!


Ride Stats

Trip Mileage 21.44 miles
Trip Time 1:46:47
Avg. Speed 12.14 mph
Max. Speed N/I

Week Stats

Schwinn: 21.44 miles
Jamis: 32.66 miles

Week Total: 54.10 miles

Odometers

Schwinn: 7,398 miles YTD 602 miles (YStart 6,796)
Jamis: 6,071 miles YTD 1,858 miles (YStart 4,213)
Total 2,460 miles YTD

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