Archive for July, 2006

Wet, the bed

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Water dripping down on you is a sure way to wake you up. Shortly after five this morning, a heavy rainstorm began moving through. I brought the bike inside, dried the seat and left it in front the window fan to dry. Then I went back to bed. At 6:41, I was awakened by rain […]

Bike shit. What else?

Sunday, July 23rd, 2006

Gemelk takes a bronze in Chicago’s Gay Games VII Eric added a bronze in the road race to the silver in critirium he took earlier in the week. Read about here. Cooler, drier, and faster It rained for most of the day yesterday, shich was fine. I needed to get some inside things done. Today, […]


Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

Yesterday I dropped-out of the consolation prize sleep therapy from the sleep study I began participating in back in January. I slept better last night than any other in six months. This, despite the heat, high dewpoint, sticking to the sheets, and three box fans buzzing in my windows. At issue was not the theraphy […]

Vacation ride wrap-up

Sunday, July 16th, 2006

I rode 170.29 miles in the nine calendar days of my vacation. There were two days I didn’t ride at all—last Saturday when CBC was here and Wednesday with the rain of the 40 days. Sunday was short, also because CBC was here. Monday was a one-way trip of 10.86 miles where I ended up […]

Rain delay

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

I’m on vacation this week. I’d been looking forward to lots of riding. Today I rode the couch. I generally don’t mind riding in the rain, and sometimes I downright enjoy it. But with three inches down and more on the way, they’re closing streets due to flooding, and the roof has started leaking in […]

Highlights from the weekend with CBC

Sunday, July 9th, 2006

“I’m sorry I couldn’t stay any longer,” said CBC. “Yeah, but look at everything we packed into into a single weekend,” I replied. Together we recounted everything, which, when sorted into chronological order, goes something like this: Had a great dinner at Veneto’s (baked snapper in a citrus vinaigrette with green beans and fried sweet […]

Three entries, merged

Sunday, July 2nd, 2006

I ♥ my new cassette! I had my new Shimano HG-70 13-23 cassette installed yesterday. It replaced the SRAM PG-830 11-30 that came on my bike. The new one isn’t nickel-plated like the old one, so it’s not as pretty and shiny, but boy, what a difference in riding! The cassette, BTW, is the group […]