I’ve biked two days this week, Tuesday and Wednesday, as I elected to work from home Monday and today. Â (BTW, these days are soon to come to an end – classes start next week.) Â It’s been a pretty uneventful week thus far although I have had some fun experiences.
Tuesday … wait, actually I worked from home Tuesday as well. Â But I had a meeting that afternoon with our local insurance guy about … life insurance. Â Gawd. Â Just writing that makes me feel old. Â But, given the fact that if either my wife or I died, leaving the other to fend for him/herself, the surviving spouse would be pretty much fucked financially, we decided it was a good idea to get insured. Â Also, I’m getting disability insurance, in case something bad happens to me while biking. Â (And the Oscar for most depressing blog post goes to … )
After an hour or so of listening to the fine points of term life, whole life, universal life, and other things I promptly forgot, I stopped by the house for a minute before heading to the University district for the Peddler’s Tuesday night ride. Â I hadn’t ridden one in a long time, and I wish I hadn’t waited so long. Â The main reason for my participation was that a friend of mine is considering buying a bike, so I took him to the Peddler to shop for one. Â He found a really beautiful bike for not that much; can’t remember the model though. Â He had fun on the ride but was rather exhausted by the time we returned.
The best part of the ride was a family of two parents with three kids, two boys and a girl. Â The girl slept in a trailer her parents pulled for most of the ride – she was maybe two years old – but her brothers rode the entire distance to Overton Park and most of the way back. Â And they were maybe four and six. Â Seriously. Â They were flying. Â It was awesome.
Anyway, here’s a map of the day’s ride.
Wednesday I was in meetings most of the day, but I biked to work and then home nonetheless. Â I felt really crappy when I got home, allergies maybe, so I had to bail on a dinner with friends. Â But the ride was fun at least. Â Here’s a map.
I had to run an errand at Poplar Plaza, hence the funny route home.
So, Tuesday’s ride was 17.4 miles and Wednesday’s was 9.11. Â Not bad for a slow week. Â I’m sure cycling and writing will pick up next week, when I’ll have to go to the office almost every day. Â Seriously. Â I know.
Until then, happy biking, and be safe.