Friday, June 26, 2009

First Day of Vacation

No work today, so, after stalling a bit (reading The Clan Corporate, by Charles Stross. ), I suited up, epoxied my glasses back together, and headed out for a Dam Ride In Reverse™.

I went around the lake, mostly, coasted down Jackson hill, then along the Father Junipero Serra Trail. The (automobile) road portion is closed to cars (for maintenance), which makes it perfect for bikes! I almost ate a bug, but managed to spit it out. I distinctly felt a buggy abdomen...

A lady in an electric four-wheel golf cart type of vehicle, with a large dog riding shotgun, turned onto Mesa Road from the mobile home park. I actually was able to gradually catch up, and PASS her! As I passed her she yelled out, "This is embarrassing, you're passing me!" I shouted back, "You're the first person I've been able to pass all day!" She shouted something else, something humorous, but I've forgotten what it was.

While on the Forester Creek bike path I spied something brightly yellow in Forester Creek. I took a picture, so as to zoom in and see what it was. It turns out to be most of a flashlight. It is yours, if you want it!

2009June26 Dam Ride 001

I also learned something about copyin'n'pastin' in Irfanview!

I saw this airplane as I cruised past Gillespie Field. Silly me, I thought it was an Otter, but it turns out to be a Cessna 208B Caravan. I posted this pic on airport-data.com for this particular aircraft, since I think my pic was more better.

2009June26 Cessna 208B

I started up Fletcher Parkway hill, and the sun came out. Pretty sneaky of Our Mr. Sun! I took off my jacket while waiting for the light at Fletcher Parkway and Cuyamaca. I pedaled up the hill in the 30-32 ultimate granny gear (at least on this bike!). Since I was on Jamis, I picked up a couple of large rocks along the way.

I headed home, with my big rocks, and that was about THAT!

The odometer read just over 85 miles for the week. Yippee!

1 comment:

Deanne said...

Happy Vacation to you! Surprised that you didn't take pics of the rocks. How's the sunflowers?

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