Saturday, March 28, 2009

Backwards Day

It occurred to me while cruising the Father Serra Dogwalking/Stroller Pushing/Bike Trial on Google Street View that should ride the Dam Ride backwards.

So I today I did.

Noticed this poor vintage Buick Skylark with those awful wheels. Some people!

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The things some people do to their cars!

Half-way down the Jackson Drive hill it got a lot chillier! Glad to have my jacket and long-sleeve jersey on. Going through the gorge there was a tremendous head wind. I was pedaling like mad downhill to maintain my customary 13 miles per hour. I saw only one person on the whole F.S. path, a cyclist coming the other way.

I've seen this heavy-duty vehicle before, but usually it's hiding in the guy's side yard so I couldn't get a picture of it. But it was out front today, it's for sale! It's a Suzuki Samurai. I had to look that up. Thank goodness for the "S" on the side!

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I picked up another BIG ROCK, but it brokded! They don't make granite like they use to!

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At the intersection by Performance an old guy tried to turn left onto me, in spite of the sign which CLEARLY says "Yield To Oncoming Traffic" (or something LIKE that!). I said "EXCUSE ME, bud", and showed the frowny face.

The La Mesa Fire Department is having an open house today. Just in front of it some guy on a hand-crank recumbent appeared from nowhere and just HAD to pass me RIGHT THERE, so he could turn into the Fire Station. Sheesh!

I felt so good that I headed over to take a picture of some antennas I noticed on Google Street View the other night. Even though I was carrying the BIG ROCK I headed up a VERY steep hill, having fortuitously shifted into granny granny. This guy has a mess of antennas! No big Yagis, but several verticals. He must have ALL the bands covered.

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Mileage so far, this week, is 71.90 miles.

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