Anyway, I took a little bit of a blogging break. But I'm over it now and I shouldn't have let one comment piss me off anyway. My bad - onwards and upwards...
The weather was beautiful in Southern California this weekend, so I took advantage of it for some good training. Friday was a 5 mile run at lunchtime. And since you all know how much I like to party, I went nuts Friday night with a...wait for it...2000 yard pool workout - outside, no less.
OC Velo. I flatted at about mile 15. The tube change, which is usually a five to seven minute operation, took fifteen minutes because I had an audience of about 20 people. I half-heartedly tried to convince everyone that the beads on Continental tires never do stretch enough to make things easy, but that excuse didn't work, especially after one of the guys came over and pushed the tire back on the rim in 15 seconds. Talk about stage fright.
Today I ran 8 miles along Huntington Beach. It was pretty much the perfect run. I was planning on 12 miles, but between a 45 minute drive to the Orange County's "it" destination for bike geek heaven (a/k/a Laguna Beach Cyclery), getting a Christmas tree and putting up the outdoor lights, I ran a little short of time.
|My neighbor's house from space.|
Incidentally, I almost blew off putting up the lights. Because when I walked out of the garage this morning (with 4 strings of single strand lights and a power strip), my neighbor had 4 large crates of decorations and an entire crew of guys working in his front yard. And we are not just talking about lights. This guy has robotic reindeer, giant snow globes, accent lighting, a giant light up Santa, and a whole bunch of other stuff I have not even begun to comprehend yet. The ambient light from this guy's set-up is going to pretty much negate everyone else's lights in the entire neighborhood. It's like the midnight sun of northern Scandinavia around here now - as I write my living room is lit up like it's mid afternoon.
I hope everyone has a good start to the week.