Thursday, April 17, 2014


30DOB - Day 17

Whoo-hoo! Rode home in the rain and let the five-year-old in me come out and play in the puddles. My jacket, on the other hand, thinks I should put the fenders on. My jacket is a fuddy duddy.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

30DOB - Day 16

I had a relatively uneventful bike commute to work. I have two wheels that need new rims so I dropped them off with Matthew Larsen, a good friend and wheel man. Later on a woman driver stopped me and complimented my seizure-inducing blinking headlight. She said she saw me coming from wayyyyy off.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Look What Kathy Bought For Me

What's up with that?

30DOB - Day 15

I ate a smaller than usual dinner last night. I didn't get a good night's sleep. I sucked down a cup of tea and ate a Clif bar for breakfast. Then I headed out for my longest commute taking me across Rutter Parkway to Nine Mile Dam and following the Centennial Trail into town. I started seeing spots while going up the short steep climbs so I know I wasn't well hydrated. It did not help that I didn't bring a water bottle. You would think I would be smarter than that.

You would think.

I was starving by the time I got to work. I ate my bagel like a dog eats pancakes. If I tasted it, it was purely by accident.
No traffic light for 27 miles until Main and Monroe.

 Deer at the Little Spokane River.

 The calm water above Nine Mile Dam.

Ducks at Deep Creek.

 The top of Pettet Drive.

 My last climb--Main Street in Peaceful Valley.

Monday, April 14, 2014

30DOB - Day 14

It felt great to be back on the road bike. There's something to be said for a fast, smooth ride. So I took an extra one at work during lunch.

 A touch of morning fog.

 Bright sun during lunchtime.

Blossoms on the way home.