Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Whatever I feel like I wanna do. Gosh!

Date: January 11
Mileage: 18
Ride type: Commute
January mileage: 70
Year to date mileage:70

On the way home tonight I noticed that a fellow cyclist had a flat on the Highway 55 bridge. I didn't offer to help fix it though. The main reason I didn't offer is that the person was no longer there. So how did I know they had a flat? They had considerately left their tube and empty CO2 canister on the bike path.

I stopped and picked the junk up. I'll throw away the CO2 and see if I can patch the tube. It seemed to be holding some air because I couldn't get it to completely compress. And I'll offer a big thanks to the cyclist who left his or her crap on the side of the road. I find it hard to believe that, in this weather, there wasn't a pocket you could have stuffed this into to be disposed of correctly.

In happier news, I've got the entire weekend free. My kids are going to be down with their grandparents and my wife is going to be working on a project of her own. I need to do a couple of things, but I want to put in some miles on the bike. I need suggestions. Where should I ride that I haven't ridden before?


Sparky said...

I hear Belize is nice.

Pete said...

Hmmm. The best travelocity deal I can find to Belize is $1,005, which is just a little more than I planned to spend. But thanks!

annie said...

lake harriet bandshell, 9AM saturday.

Pete said...

I'll keep Lake Harriet in mind. However, the wife just called me a bit ago and said she has the itch to get out of town. So now I'm trying to find someplace in the area that has the following:

-someplace to ride my bike
-cabins, with electricity and fireplace
-within 2 hours or so of twin cities