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Not too shabby of a day.

Monday, January 14, 2013

72F today, unseasonably warm. Got in a 2 hour 2.86 mile walk w/ the fam w/ some playground time afterwards.

18.65 miles; 1:25:23 ride time; 13.37 mph average speed; 35.2 mph max speed; 160 bpm max observed heart rate. Sometimes, you have a setback, and think that it might have some type of relevance. Perhaps it's natural to seek out meaning in negative events. I had a flat on my ride, it was getting dark, and I was irritated, but thought to myself, "Perhaps there is a reason I'm being delayed. Nothing to be done about it now, just roll with it." I swap out my tube, flip on my super bright Magicshine clone and ride up a dark section of trail. I see this strange rotating light, and it turns out to be 2 people rolling an LED outfitted hula hoop in the dark. I say, "I thought I was seeing things!" as I passed, and further down the trail, I see lit up a set of keys. I figured it was the hoopers so I book it back to them and luckily, it's one of theirs. Perhaps I was delayed enough to help them out. Anyway, things worked out.

Got to play some No Stress Chess w/ the kiddos & Scrabble w/ the DW.

Not too shabby, I think. Hope your 2013 is starting out well and you're on your way to the great things you want to achieve!

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    What a great ride. You are getting way fast! Great photos. 72 degrees! The high temperature at my house on Sunday was -8! So much for global warming in Colorado!

    OK, a glowing hula hoop would be a weird scene. I am glad you had a spare tube. I got out in the boonies once and realized my patch kit and spare tube was not on board! I had also lowered the pressure in my tires making a pinch a definite possibility.

    Dodges the bullet though. You sound like a veteran trail rider. My wife likes Scrabble because she is good at it. You must be a better hubby than me. I won't play Scrabble with DW.

    Cool beans playing chess with kids.

    Thanks, Bruce

    1980 days ago
  • DIANER2014
    Great day with the family and a great workout! Have an awesome 2013! emoticon
    1980 days ago
    Sounds like a great day! As we go through each day we have to take time to appreciate that we're also making memories. LOVE the pictures! It's been unseasonably cold here, 22F, and I LOVE it! I feel like I'm going to blink and it's going to be 114F.
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    1980 days ago
    What a perfect day. Funny how you had to slow yourself down and found those keys to help out a stranger. I can start thinking pretty deeply about that one! You were at the right place at the right time. Here's to a great 2013!!

    BTW....it's 10 degrees here with a 0 windchill....it's headed your way!
    1981 days ago
  • BILL60
    Sounds like a complete day. Love it!!
    1981 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    enjoy while you can, not here in san diego, ca emoticon
    1981 days ago
  • VICD25
    awesome day!
    1981 days ago
  • SAKS20111
    great job!
    1981 days ago
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