It was a hard day of riding yesterday, and I am proud of the effort everyone put in. I am noticeably sore this morning, as to be expected. At one point in the ride the outer part of my right knee popped, which since tearing a meniscus three years ago always worries me. It occurred as I was moving my knee out the way to access a water bottle, as innocuous of a move as when I tore a meniscus bending down in REI. The knee is tender, but I will let it rest today and see what becomes of it. After the ride a few of us celebrated with beers at Reformation Brewing before heading to Chattahoochee Food Words to have a beer at Dr Scofflaws and dinner at Fox Bros BBQ. Even riding 104 miles, I doubt that I lost weight yesterday. Lol

Needless to say, I am in recovery mode today and don’t expect to do much physical activity.

I solved today’s Wordle in three attempts; my starter today was SPENT. I thought I was headed for another deuce today.

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38 Responses to 2023-10-04

  1. One slip up in Connections today. I failed to pay close enough attention and fell into one of the traps.

  2. steve says:

    Wordle in 4, connections perfect.

    I was heading to the Games meeting and sitting at the pre-meeting meeting at the bar when Debbie called. Let’s just say it involved a locksmith and the old truck and leave it at that. As I thought I might be needed, I headed South, but that’s a bad time of day to get anywhere in a hurry. The locksmith came and was mostly successful and I got home to let the dogs out.

    I suppose I should be impressed you ode a century, but I don’t think it’s good for you make that sort of effort without training for it- you’re not Sally!


    • I am not looking for praise, nor to impress people, I was just reporting my experience. My potential injury has nothing to do with a lack of training. I was very well trained to shop at REI when I bent down and snapped that meniscus. Few of us are up to Sal’s standards and I would never consider myself at her level.

      On the positive side, by and large I did not suffer from some of the issues I have had recently, most noticeably my respiratory issues.

  3. I just saw that IHOP is now selling waffles? Is nothing sacred any longer?

  4. Discovered that a tray of plant starts, cabbages, was knocked over probably by a clumsy squirrel. All plants were lost.

  5. Sally says:

    It was a beautiful day to ride to Cedartown and enjoy lunch at Pirkles Deli. Not Purple or Pickles. lol. Wish I could have joined you for beers but it was 1st Tuesday for GUTS. Enjoyed my beers later with pizza and a cake for Slim. Happy Hour tonight. It’s always hard finding a beer Deeter, a co-worker, hasn’t tried and documented on Untapped. But I found two. One that was brought back for me from Montana. Looking forward to trying it tonight. Wordle in 4 starting with TRIBE. Easy sailing thru connections.

    • Pirkles was delicious. I had a sandwich with ham, bacon, and pimiento cheese. I had brisket at Fox Bros, so yesterday was definitely a meat day.

      Glad you were able to get some GUTS time last night.

  6. David says:

    Well, respect on the century. Hopefully your knee is just tweaked and not damaged.

    Wordle in 2, no misses on Connections.

    I feebly chipped away at the work hole I’m in by working until 2:00 AM. I am feeling it this morning. An upcoming training presentation hasn’t aged well so a total rewrite is in order. It was due yesterday. I’m not quite done but I’m within striking distance.

    • Thanks.

      Nice deuce!

      Good luck with your presentation.

      • David says:

        Thanks! My lifelong struggle is that my brain refuses to engage on creative projects until they’re on fire. At that point, it’s game on. It’s the price of admission that I’ve learned to live with. An hour long epsom salt bath this morning sure helped me reset my body.

  7. Barb says:

    yesterday I was brain dead – I don’t sleep well at my parents house, and the last 2 nights Connie & I stayed up chatting after mom & dad went to sleep, so I was tired. Getting up at 4:30am is NOT something I’m good at. Flight was at 6am – Allan picked me up & I was working by 10am.
    Very busy day, and starting late & being tired made it tough.

    Was asleep by 10pm, (why am I dead tired all day but then once I get to bed I’m awake??? Welcome to my brain) & slept until 0730. Damn I feel better today.

  8. Jenka says:

    Good for you for riding a true century! I physically could not do that, so you’re definitely in some sort of shape! 🙂

    Glad your caregiving stint is over, Barb. That sounded really tough.

    We went to Wahoo last night and it was nice and chill as usual. The valet turned off my headlights, they are always on AUTO so it didn’t even occur to me to check whether they were on. I drove all the way home without them on. Oops.

    • I am pear-shaped, but have strong legs, at least muscularly.

      Your car must be fancy pants if the headlights have an auto setting. I always assumed those driving without headlights were being fooled by the ridiculously bright street lamps (which future generations will deem was a terrible idea) that are installed everywhere these days.

    • Barb says:

      and Jenka – Caregiving is time consuming – but I’m sure you understand especially with Finn – once you get the routine down, its ok, you just need to pay attention way too much of the time.

  9. Bob says:

    Congrats on the century! What a beautiful day to spend outside, wish I could have made it.
    I might be able to do the miles but no way I could sit on my saddle that long right now. I may need a new saddle for BRAG, I have suffered for too long.
    Looking forward to STU, I’m sure Sally will start bothering us all soon to sign up 🙂

    My truck is like Jenkas with the auto lights. I have not had to think about turning on or off lights for a long time. Hell, even my bright lights are automatic. I love technology (when it works :-))

    • Thanks. Thought I had not applied enough chamois cream yesterday, but the nether regions are not too unhappy today.

      I’m already signed up for STU. Looking forward to Bob’s Famous Breakfast sandwiches.

    • Barb says:

      we have until December 31st to sign up – don’t we? I like to wait – just to bother Sal.
      MY lights have an Auto setting, that I don’t mess with – but you can turn them completely on. (the car dings loudly to let you know once you shut it off)

      BTW – some cray FEMA test or something will have our phones dinging at us at 2:20pm today

    • Jenka says:

      Exactly, I haven’t even thought about turning on or off the lights in 5 years, which is why I drove all the way home last night without noticing. Is this another example of technology making us dumber?

  10. I watch a YouTube channel of a farm in Pennsylvania and am constantly amazed how nice their produce is considering it looks as if they are planting into a rock field. Mind you their land gets more sunlight and probably doesn’t have to deal with squirrels, but I have envy since my WLF produce pales in comparison.

    • Alone different line I hope iOS 17 improves auto spell, especially in the realm of random capitalization. So many times I have to edit my sentences when I see words like farm capitalized for no reason.

    • Gave up on trying to grow one more zucchini plant. Critters ate the first two small fruit, and the third one looked ill, so I pulled the plant.

      • Barb says:

        Allan told me a raccoom (we are guessing) took a red tomato up onto the porch & left its partially eaten remains on the raining. FREAKIN RACCOONS!!! Time to get the trap back out……. take the green ones damn it!

  11. Finally resorted to taking a couple of Advil. I am not in real pain, but my back has tightened a bit.

  12. Barb says:

    we need to get a camping weekend on the books.
    Maybe back to Petersburg – fun riding and you can hike the trails by the campground too.

    • Bob says:

      Definitely need to get a trip on the books! I’m heading back to Florida next week though so late October or early November works for me.

      • steve says:

        What’s Petersburg? State park?

        • Barb says:

          its over near Augusta on Clarks Hill lake. Corp of Engineers park – Bartram trail runs thru it – a nice fun “flat” trail to ride or hike (or run, if you are Sally). FATS is about 15 minute drive for more mtn biking.

          Bob – when I get time to look, I’ll see if there are any open sites next to each other.

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