Sunday, October 12, 2008
Fall Rides of the Week
As fall sets in, there were a couple of rides this week, the normal commute on a sunny but chilly Friday, and a loop on the weekend. The Learning Factory trip was routine, up for the annual schedule discussion (Last year's schedule worked. Let's do it again.) and all-important department meeting held at an appropriate venue. Return trip via Honey Bear Bakery at LFP was marked by neglecting to retrieve my sunglasses after dropping them to the ground, BGT to VR, and then return two hours later to find them. Consider that I'm not $80 poorer as a result, and call it a victory.
Artistic highlight of the weekend was going to the Cinerama to see the digitally-restored version of The Godfather, Coppola's masterpiece and one of the greatest movies ever made. Even though I've watched it many, many times, the hospital scene and dinner at Louie's in the Bronx still produces chills.
Sunday's ride with CAL and her friend Chris took us over the Magnolia Bluff, through Myrtle Edwards and downtown, over I-90 and then up Leschi. Good folks to ride with, although I drop like a rock on the hill climbs.
Bike computer rides 1325 miles YTD, but that measure can't really be trusted, as the wireless sensors seem to drop out frequently, and sometimes mph = zero when I know that I'm going forward. Let's see if a battery change improves performance.