Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Election Day

In spite of the threatened rain, I rode the bike (Jamis) to work again. It was pretty light out, so I left the big lights at home, and didn't even fire up the LED blinkies. It was a little bit chilly, so I wore the yellow jacket, though. For visibility poiporses, as my manly physique never feels the chill. Hey, I'm BATMAN!

The street work progresses on Jackson Drive. The bike lane has been re striped, and it seems about a foot wider than before.

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It's like a freeway!

In some sections the bike lane merges with the traffic lane. I had a couple of vehicles tailing me for a block, but they were cool about it. There are some Share The Lane signs up. Such a difference from the Fletcher Parkway apartment construction are I've whined about!

It rained (Well, a California rain. It SPRINKLED!) for about an hour. I managed to capture a shot of it before it evaporated away in the semi-sunny afternoon.

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After work I headed up to the hospital area to the pharmacy. Talk about a busy road! With NO bike lanes! Next to a shopping center. One with a Wal-Mart. And leading to multi-plex of freeway ramps. It's pretty nerve racking! And narrow. Had to take the lane, with around ten cars behind. But they were cool, too.

After the pharmacy I headed over to vote, then headed home. Ended up with 21.6 miles for the two days of commuting.

After (Is that the only way I can start a paragraph?) I got home I finished reading The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfeild. Orson Scott Card recommended in the speech he gave for the Margaret Edwards Award that I read in Young Adult Library Services magazine. Since YOU probably don't have access to it, you can read his thoughts about the book in his blog from November 2006.

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