Thursday, August 17, 2006

I'm joining a gym

I'm out in the Valley today checking out housing. I'm at a library right now to dig up old landlords' contact info, hoping for a glowing reference so I don't get rejected again. I stopped at a bike shop because both my road tires are flat, slashed in several places, so I had to go buy some more patches and new tubes. I think I might have run over a mound of shattered glass, and my tires have about 5,000 miles on them - they just aren't what they used to be. I had ambitions today to ride out to the end of the road, but it hasn't stopped raining, quite literally, for four days straight, and today it's raining hard. I got soaked just vacuuming out my car. I thought it was just a dark cloud over my head, but it turns out it's like this in most of the state. Somehow, that makes me feel better. But I just can't face that soggy chill, water cascading off my helmet, down my nose and over my mouth until I can't tell whether I'm drooling or drowning. Not today. So I'm going to take advantage of free gym trials to spend a warm, dull "weekend" afternoon running circles on a hamster wheel. I feel really good about this decision. Sorry I don't have a picture today. I'm hoping to find the motivation to hike up Mount Roberts tomorrow, and I should get some great shots of gray, all-encompassing fog. Stay tuned.


  1. wow, nice weather, the bright side to all this rain is that for a wet ' 07 Soggy Bottom, you will be more than adjusted to riding with a soggy bottom !
    rio .. aka .. carlos

  2. 5000 miles! Holy mackerel! If you're biking that much you really should invest in some Specialized Armadillo tires. They're nearly puncture proof and last longer than other ones. They're also heavy and slippery, but at least they minimize the flats.

    Good luck! check if you get a chance!

  3. Embrace the iron, love the weights, they will make you strong. Stick to it.
    I'll send you tires, give me your new address when you get settled, I'll comp you a set of Maxxis re-fuse...sweet....

  4. Good lord! Five k on one set of tires?! I'm lucky if I can get 1500. I love reading your ride reports--some fine writing here.


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