At 6am I looked at the weather forecast for today. At that time I knew exactly what I needed to do, drive to Sandy Springs and go out for a morning bike ride while the weather was fantastic rather than risk the arrival of thunderstorms this afternoon. But I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. In part I blame my still-suffering left foot, my inability to rally this morning, and the indecision about whether or not my bicycle is in riding condition. I certainly cannot risk another breakdown / walking adventure.

So the bike is in the M6 and I am hoping the predicted rains never materialize and that my foot will miraculously return to 100% and that the air I put into the rear tire last night remains in the tire later.

After returning from German class last night I pumped air into the tube again last night, disconcerted that it had lost air since Saturday but then recognized that the cap wasn’t tightly closed. I then proceeded to put air into the tube that flatted, finding a pinhole in the tube that was not where the patch was. I really need to do a complete once-over on the bike before I take it out for a (real) long ride again.

Uncertain Future
Rarely is our future certain. Right now I am feeling a complete lack of confidence in my future.

One Possible Certainty
In what seems like an incredible stroke of good luck for me I found out that the musician named Mikal Cronin will be playing a show in Portland on the Saturday night during my visit there for the hash. It also appears as if the club in which the show will be held is not far from the hash hotel either. Cool! I have purchased a ticket for the show and if all goes to plan I’ll be in attendance. If all doesn’t go to plan I will have wasted $15.

Time to work.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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9 Responses to Shudda

  1. Steve says:

    Sounds like a plan is coming together. And you can swing by REI and pick up another spare tube.

    The fence is HOT! Ponies are in the pasture and most is right with the world. Debbie had run the rope, and all I needed to do was connect the charger and wire it all up.

    Decided to take a 4 day weekend so today is my Friday! Now that the fence chore is mostly over, I hope to gets some rides in. Why don’t y’all plan on coming down Sunday to ride about 9:30 and we’ll do part of the Wednesday BRAG route. 37 miles or less…


  2. Patch kit and extra tube are in my seat bag. I’ll do another sanity check later this afternoon and if need be run to REI for replacement components.

    I’ll be there Sunday at 9:30 though I’ll need your new address to plug into Ye Olde GPS.

    I’ll have a four-day weekend next week. 😀

  3. Barb says:

    yeah – what’s the new address? I guess we can come try to find the house Sunday, get the nickel tour, etc.
    Sounds like a great plan for Sunday.
    Any good beer stops? (probably not, since it is Sunday, but Paulie needs to train for that part of RAGBRAI too)

    Boring night last night, I just was tired. Watched a few episodes of Criminal Minds, that will mess with your sleep.

    Tonight my cabinet maker friend that is designing the in-laws kitchen (& probably bathrooms) is coming to dinner after his meeting across the street. Mary & TJ are coming too of course.

  4. Steve says:

    I would hazard a guess that that is the part of RAGBRAI that Paulie is continuously training for.

  5. Some might argue that I am overqualified for that portions of RAGBRAI.

    Which, now that I think of this, after RAGBRAI it might be time for me to attempt my long-planned Tour de Taco Mac ride.

  6. Barb says:

    But, you have to be able to drink beer, ride, drink beer, ride, drink beer, ride, drink beer, ride…………
    just makeing sure it is total training.

  7. Did I mention that I should have ridden this morning? Things are looking pretty dismal outside in the Sandy Springs area. Oh yeah, I did.

  8. Barb says:

    its getting dark in Marietta & I hear thunder

  9. Steve says:

    Debbie said it was raining at home. I ran at lunch, so I’m done!

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