Thursday, October 20, 2011

Me and the Weinermobile

That's a lie.  It can get better than this, but this ain't bad - hanging out at the Winn  Dixie Jacksonville Open at the turn, where the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile is on display today.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

just an update

Another year. Another 170+ miles. This is the first time I paid attention to the ride time. According to the little odometer thingie on my bike, I spent a total of 9 hours, 22 minutes and 51 seconds on the bike over the weekend, getting to Daytona Beach and back.
The trip down was wonderful. The weather was fairly cool and sunny. Not even a hint of rain. The wind was fairly strong out of the north, so it was a tailwind most of the way.
The trip home was almost as nice. The wind was still out of the north, but not as strong, so while it was a headwind, it could have been worse.
I have to admit, this has become a weekend I seriously look forward to. It's hard. It's something you have to train for. Doing the ride is a challenge and sometimes, it really hurts (especially in the thigh and butt area). Still, the comraderie along the ride, and knowing you're doing something really good make the pain more bearable. The atmosphere is more party and pride than pain.
Other good news - the youngster has a real job. It's seasonal. He's been hired by Best Buy, part time, for the holiday season. He's hoping (and so am I) that if he does a really good job and impresses a few people, they'll keep him around. We'll see.
On the wife/cancer front, no news is good news. So far followups haven't revealed any new concerns, so we're moving forward with fingers crossed.
Hope everyone/anyone out there is doing well. I'll say more when I think I have more to say.