Couldn’t Do A Double

I promised a coworker that I would ride this afternoon. Because this morning’s weather was predicted (correctly) to be really nice for riding, last night I contemplated pulling a double-ride day again. However when I awoke there was no way to convince my body to do that today. Perhaps I’ll punish myself by riding tomorrow morning on what is normally a rest day.

Jealousy Or Envy?
I heard from one of my classmates last night that he and his partner are going to Germany in a couple months to do a multi-day bike ride along the Danube. He knows of my interest in cycling because I’ve spoken about it often in class and recounted my disappointment of missing out on Iowa.

I’ve mentioned before that 2016 will be another year of cycling for me, and at least one of my trips will be multi-day cycling related (so far the leaders in the clubhouse are Germany and Vermont).

Of course I am also desperately trying to upset my personal applecart, so I have no idea what my future holds, not that any of us really do.

Sprechen Über Deutsch…
Last night was another rough class for me. There are times I think I understand about what my teacher speaks, and then there are nights like last night.

Without a doubt I understand much more German than I did this time last year, and I am certain that if I stick to taking classes and studying outside of them (and I will on both accounts) that I will some day be fluent. However, to sit among a group of people and feel lost it a little disheartening. Of course this assumes that my classmates are not equally lost.

Oh well, time to work on my applecart.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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11 Responses to Couldn’t Do A Double

  1. Steve says:

    Hang tough with the German. You actually need someone to speak with on a regular basis. Does the school have a list of “teaching assistants”?

    Our regular Games meeting was last night and some interesting developments. The board decided we needed a policy on use of the chapel on the field, now that same sex unions are legal. No opposition from the board, but we just needed to have a plan before we were asked. Our Games chaplin is Anglican, so can’t officiate at a SS event, but you can still have one if you BYO preacher.

    And the other news is apprently someone had a power problem on the field and knocked out several big circuits. The park is rusing to have it all fixed for Yellow Daisy, so we whould be good, but we aren’t sure what that will look like.

    It’s days like this I’m reminded of the old Chinese curse “may you live in interesting times.”


  2. Barb says:

    We are back.
    Colorado Springs was fun, good times with family – 3 kids (10, 7 & 4) makes for a crazy time. It is amazing what stuff you have when you unpack a POD that has been in storage for 7 or 8 years. Katrina & Kevin were just overwhelmed with the stuff & the estate sale. And – people don’t want to pay even close to a fair value on things.

    We got to hang out with Drew & Michelle on Sunday (they drove down from Ft Collins) & went on a short-ish hike around the Garden of the Gods (its really hot with the sun & no shade). Then we went & beer tasted at a place called Trinity Brewing, & while drinking we then decided to drive up to the top of Pikes Peak. Wow- what a drive. But, I can now say I’ve done my first 14er…….. hahaha. Stopped at an excellent local Mexican place called Amanda’s Fonda for dinner after all that – a very fun day.

  3. Steve says:

    One of the guys on the Games committee was telling me he was excited to be going to COS next week to a money museum, to see a nickle- yep, we have some odd birds. It is a neat little town…

  4. Barb says:

    a money museum, interesting. might have to call Mary, the kids will think its a cool idea, until they get there & then will say it is boring. (that’s what happened at the Olympic Training Center)
    did you know Co Springs is the 2nd largest city in CO? Interesting fact as it seems like a small town.

  5. Steve says:

    It’s actually pretty big, for a “small town”. And without being able to go in to the facilities, the OTC isn’t much for a kid. And I’m sure the displays at USAC, while facinating, would bore the kids as well.

  6. It’s good to have my two commenters back keeping things interesting. 🙂

  7. Steve says:

    It’s what we do. We’re here for you, Paulie!

  8. Barb says:

    Glad we can make ya happy……….

    Also- I ate way too much green chili while out there (very tasty)- so I’m maxed out on mexican food for a while.

  9. You got TJ to go to a Mexican joint?

  10. Steve says:

    Wow, that’s impressive.

    So Barb, are Kevin and/or TJ working Colorado?

  11. Barb says:

    nooooooo – TJ did not go to a mexican joint with us- though he may have with Mary & Katrina’s parents last night. But, it was called innovative Mexican, so I think he found something less mexican like.

    TJ is working Colorado, but Kevin is going back to work the Vuelta.

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