It was a busy day indeed yesterday. I chronicled a lot of my day in yesterday’s comments. My blood results have come in, and by and large they are good — even my potassium level! A couple of readings are slightly above normal. It looks as if the lifestyle changes I started two years ago are paying off. And though my LDL was 88, below the danger zone of 100, my doctor wants me to resume taking statins because it is greater than 79 and I have had some cardiac issues. We’ll see… He has set up a return visit to repeat my lab work in 6 to 8 weeks.

If I can keep the rabbit away it appears that I will have a good crop of turnips soon. The beets in that bed have failed miserably, but hey, turnips are good, right? I wonder if I can pickle some turnips…

Dinner at Betsy’s was nice. She ordered in Cheech & Chong’s (okay Chico & Chang’s). I had Szechuan Tofu, with some egg drop soup, and egg rolls. We chatted for awhile as we filled our bellies and then watched the Hulu documentary about the Fyre Festival fiasco.

It’s Spring Tune Up Time! The weather looks perfect for three days of bike riding. I have to admit that I am nervous, feeling unprepared for this weekend, and hope it doesn’t turn into a fiasco. I can do this, right? I still have plenty of packing to do this morning, some food prep, and will have to fill the M6 with gas because I forgot to do so last night. My goal is to get to Rutledge around 2pm, when things officially open. This will give me the best chance to set up a tent where I’d like it to be in our group area. It’s funny to me that I still search for the location as “Sunflower Farm Rutledge GA” knowing full well that the sunflower farm has permanently closed. At least I know Google Maps understands me. 🙂 Maybe I should just put a pin on a map? Nah, if I do that I am sure BRAG will move to another location.

Tonight will be a night of sitting around, drinking beer, eating dinner, and swapping stories. Pity we won’t have the full STU crowd this year.

I have downloaded the STU cue sheets to my iPhone. If all goes to plan I will be riding:
30+ miles on Friday
60 miles on Saturday
28 miles on Sunday

The courses are usually well marked, and I have ridden the many times now, so I don’t think that I will need the cue sheets, but it never hurts to have them.

I expect that I will be the first to set up camp today, and the last to break it down on Sunday. At least some things never change.

My 200th Black Sheep will have to wait at least two weeks since I will not go to the hash after breaking down camp on Sunday. While I don’t have to get home for anything special, or to get ready for work on Monday, it really is more than I want to do in one day. Besides, I should do trail on my 200th, right?

Remember, no blog post tomorrow, so don’t be concerned that I have disappeared. Or, maybe I will just post my Wordle outcome? We’ll see…

Hope you are happy and feeling well. Have a splendid weekend, and please return on Monday for a full recap of STU.

I solved today’s Wordle in five attempts; my starter today was PEDAL

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12 Responses to 2022-04-21

  1. Oh yeah, I had forgotten that there was DUFF trail in the neighborhood last night. I saw their marks near my street as I drove to Betsy’s.

  2. Bonnie says:

    Congrats on the better bloodwork. 🙂

  3. Steve says:

    Wordle in 6 and was glad to get it then!

    With Debbie and I both in our respective offices, we planned to call Patricia to let the dogs out at some point around midday, but our plan was foiled when we forgot to share the plan with… Patricia! The $20 was still sitting in the kitchen when I arrived home to an unsoiled house and some very annoyed dogs.

    Lunch was a 3 mile walk with a bank friend yesterday, so no riding once I got home. She does not walk slowly, so it was a workout.

    Apparently, the truck’s tire held and Jill’s mare made it to her “date”. Now we wait a bit to see if everything was successful.


  4. Bob says:

    Ugh, I have to start statins too. I am like you and do not like daily meds, I already take BP medicine and forget to take it all the time.

    I don’t think you will be first to set up, I’m all packed and after my 10:30 meeting will be heading out. Unfortunately though I may have to do some work this afternoon.

    See ya soon!

    • Sorry you have to take statins and have to work this afternoon. Travel safely, and I’ll see you later.

    • Steve says:

      I take a baby aspirin, a statin, something else cardiac related, one for gout and a multivitamin. 4 in the morning and 1 at night. Ugh.

      I got the video of Uncle Jim from Elder High School. Considering he was 99, I thought he did pretty well. He played 3 sports, graduated, he and a friend tried to join the Air Corps and washed out (“spun me around and I was done!”) but did 4 years in the Navy.

      Lots of pics from his yearbook- one of the golf team and the interviewer is reading the caption of names, reads off “Brueggemeyer” which was my mom’s maiden name. I have to go back and see if I recognize him as an uncle on mom’s side.

  5. I am 75% packed. I still have to make non-riding clothing decisions, pack my coolers, and put the bike onto the car. ETD is around 12:30pm so I can get out there and stake a land claim like a 49er.

  6. Debbie says:

    Wordle in 4 and very chuffed about it. Starting word FLOUR.

    It looks like I’ll be working all weekend so probably best that Steve is fully occupied with big-time bike racing in beautiful LaGrange and Hapeville. Hoping I can get far enough along that I can watch some of the Hapeville crit.

    Today is Tanner’s first birthday. I’ve already gotten some birthday snuggles and may have to engineer a photo op to celebrate the occasion. Since he’s probably the only foal I’ll ever have, I plan to be obnoxious about every milestone.

  7. Barb says:

    I realized I never posted when I read this earlier.
    Allan is all packed & gone, ETA was noon ish.
    I’ll get there some time tomorrow.
    I’m not that busy here working – but I just don’t feel comfortable taking days off this early in this job. Plus, I still feel crappy, so not sure how well I’ll be able to ride.

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