Friday, November 09, 2012


Not much riding lately nor have I even been able to keep up with the blogs I read. Oof. Work- and home-life have been crazy busy. It's not letting up, either, as I'll be in Dallas next week on business travel and the mountains of North Carolina for Thanksgiving week. When I get a chance to breathe, I will make some updates but I've got to upload and edit photos. Maybe I can sneak in some time in the hotel next week instead of being distracted by housework, etc.

Good times.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Are you gonna go my way?

I spied him -- I assumed it was a him -- when I was a quarter mile from the stoplight at Waxpool and Smiths Switch. Another bike commuter! Riding in the same direction as me! I hoped that the light would stay red long enough for me to catch up to him. Luck was with me and I smoothly pulled up beside the male commuter. We chatted a bit during the remainder of the red light and then I wound up beating him off the line because it took him a few extra seconds to clip into his pedal.

There was, presumably, safety in numbers and cars gave us a wide berth as we rode single file in the right hand lane. He was more daring than I at entering the campus among the turning vehicles while I waited for the cars to clear before I made my own entrance. He cut through a parking lot while I continued on the street and through the garage. I had parked and was locking my bike as he pulled up to the rack. We bid each other adieu and headed to our respective destinations.