Thursday, February 16, 2006

Isn't it romantic?

Date: February 15
Mileage: 16
Ride type: Commute
February mileage: 120
Year to date mileage: 367

No, I didn't ride 4 miles less to make the math easier. Tuesday for Valentine's day I met my wife and kids at Como Zoo. Since I was meeting them I decided it would be easier to drive. Then on the way home we forgot to pick up my truck from the park and ride, so I left it there overnight. Then on the way home Wednesday instead of riding the 4 miles from Ft. Snelling I swung by and put my bike on the rack and drove home. A weird commute. And a chilly one. Tomorrow's supposed to be right around zero. The snow that the weatherbabe was hyping last night and Tuesday night never really appeared though, so we'll see how it is. Not much riding this week between school, Valentine's day and needing to be in at 6am this morning. Oh well.

Como Zoo was a pretty cool place to spend Valentine's day. They opened the Conservatory and had it lit with candles. They also had a three piece baroque trio playing in the sunken garden. But the coolest thing was that they had a two toed sloth. I was standing about 2 feet from it and it was fascinating. My wife always says we're an old married couple. I guess the fact that the most exciting thing we saw on the most romantic day of the year was a sloth proves that out. ;) I stole this collage she made from her blog.

I'm taking a break from the winter olympics, which is where I've found myself for the last three nights. But now that I've updated yesterday's mileage I'm headed back to the TV. A good night of coverage tonight. Snowboard cross is downright cool, women's skeleton is another good one and something else is coming later. What I wouldn't give for a nice big bag of potato chips.

1 comment:

Sparky said...

Po-tay-toh chips!? Why, them things'll keel ya!

(got any French Onion dip?)

Oh, and didja' bike in today, tough guy? ;) I hope not, it's freakin' reediculoos out there.