Wednesday, May 14, 2003

The important part of the day: a post-work road ride from friend Brian's house, with seven other riders. Tree pollen season (or something!) turned me into a total snot factory, & even without "post-nasal issues" it took me a long time to warm up, which was too bad because it was a fast and hard ride, with a crew that likes to sprint for the road signs... I felt really good for the later sections though, and everyone was riding well & flying, a total blast.

Full moon tonight, or close to it, and supposedly a lunar eclipse tomorrow night.

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

So... how was my day... pretty exciting, went to work, came home, did chores...

On the way home I saw a nasty accident: there was a bike smashed in the middle of the I-78W offramp at Exit 11. Hard to see any other damage but the front wheel was totally taco'ed, plenty of state troopers and an official-looking guy photographing the scene. No sign of anyone hurt or any ambulances.

The bike looked familiar though. I see the rider there all the time, slightly shabby older guy on a beater bike; he passes through that intersection probably every day & I see him there maybe twice a week. I doubt if I'll be seeing much of him for a while.

Of course, I already have plans in place to begin biking to work again, starting next week...

Monday, May 12, 2003

"We have the Papacy, now let us enjoy it." - Leo X (Giovanni de' Medici)

(Ah, something like that...)

Now that I have this thing set up, I can't think of anything to say. Dang.