Archive for June, 2006

The crit

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

The Saturn Rochester Twilight Criterium was unlike any other event I’ve ever been to. I can’t remember when I last had so much fun. I was running late all day and had to get in a nap too, so I didn’t arrive until around five. I locked-up to a parking meter in Washington Square park, […]

Pic from party

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

One of the guests at the party snapped this pic and sent it to me today. I’m thinking maybe I sould use less bleach on my whites because it seems to confuse the exposure control and color balance of the camera. Anyway, the purple flame bandana is one of the high-tech sweat management products from […]

Getting excited

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

The Saturn Rochester Twilight Criterium bike race is Saturday. I’m getting pumped over it. That the $27,000 total purse is attracting pro-level teams is nice, but what does it for me is that the course covers several streets I ride a couple of times a week, and anything that closes so many streets downtown is […]

49/6 Party

Sunday, June 18th, 2006

The cancellations started rolling in on Thursday. They continued right through to yesterday morning—death in the family, complications from outpatient surgery, hormone problems. This led to one of the topics I chose to focus on last night when I chaired the meeting, “Profound Personality Change.” If you’re a woman, the easiest way to confuse a […]

And in other news…

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

Got a birthday card from Jeffrey today. One line inside says, “If I don’t see you before Oct 13th, then I’ll call when I ‘touch down’.” I knew his hearing was coming up. There had been some serious concern about taking away his “good time”, which would have meant release next year in August. I […]

Some things I never thought I’d hear or say

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

On the phone with CBC. She’s explaining to me that she has to go to some do this afternoon for work. “…and I have to wear a men’s suit. I feel like I’m cross-dressing.” After recovering from laughter, I replied, “Well, you know they say that once you start you can’t stop.” “I’m going to […]

What would you say?

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

So CBC is coming into town for my party on Saturday. And I’m having an anxiety attack. See, since I visited her last October, she’s lost weight, gotten new glasses, a new hairdo, new wardrobe and started the hormones. “I’m up to a 38C now,” she told me proudly the other day. “I can’t wait […]

I ♥ a tailwind

Saturday, June 10th, 2006

I got my ass out of bed early this morning to get to a shifting clinic over at Full Moon Vista Bike & Sport. Had it not been for that, I don’t think I’d have braved the 48°F (9°C) temperature and 20 mph winds out of the northwest. I also wanted to get over to […]

Yow!

Sunday, June 4th, 2006

What a workout! I left home just after it stopped raining. It was in 50s with a light breeze. Thunderstorms were forecast for later, but I guess I missed the part about the wind. Within a twenty minutes, the skies were clearing and I stopped to strip off a t-shirt and put on my sunglasses. […]

The week

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

It’s a good thing I got my ride in early on Monday. We ended up with a record high for the day, 92°F. Tuesday and Wednesday both got only to the upper 80s. It was good practice to see how cycling to work would fare in the coming months. On both Tuesday and Wednesday, I […]