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Another 3,000 mile year….

Well…when stopped for the light at Kalamazoo this morning, I looked down at my bike computer and noticed I had hit 3,000 miles for the year today…along with doing a 100 mile ride, this was my only other goal for the bike this year….and I’ve put 650 miles on the old bike since I got back on it with only 350 more to do to get to buying a new one….it will be nice to get back to the trigger shifters again and the disc brakes….I like riding the old one but the new ones are just so convenient to ride I can’t wait until I can afford one….more later….

December 3rd

Well….running a little late again today and I think I’m in a lower gear this morning….really don’t have to get going until around 10 when it will be warm enough to get out on the bike….just can’t go out when it is 25 degrees yet…but, it did hit me yesterday that I am starting to get used to the cold and I hope my feet get the message…even with double socks on yesterday they were cold….slept okay last night and don’t feel that bad today…the cold is finally in it’s end stage…I hope….didn’t get a lot done yesterday but making soup that came out good and watching some sports…might clean a little today after the bike ride but maybe not….the Lions play at 1 so I’ll have to have things done by then….not much to do today….just a little cleaning and a lot of vegging and that’s okay with me….more later….

How does this happen?

Well….I see a lot of things out on the bike that I forget to come back here and talk about…but today, it was not possible to forget this….you remember the other day that I talked a little about the underground work being done at 60th and Hanna Lake where they have one of the lanes on 60th closed off…and, until this morning, they had one of those flashing arrow signs to tell people to merge into the open lane…but, they don’t anymore…sometime last night, someone ran over the sign (not an easy thing to do) and left it in a mangled heap in the blocked off lane. I wonder, how does this happen? I mean a huge, flashing sign…how the heck do you not see that? Just one more reason I’m happy to not be on the road too much anymore….geez…

December 2nd

Well…up at my normal time today and I don’t feel too bad…my back has been cracking like crazy since I got up and that is a good sign…had a little pain yesterday and it feels good to have that done this early…slept okay last night but still feel a little worn out…not sure if I’m eating enough right now…and if I’m thinking about it, I probably aren’t….I am still coughing this morning and that is getting annoying….again….not sure what is going on but it is over 3 weeks now….not much to do today….I am going to make turkey soup today since I have veggies that need to be used and that will give me something to do…but I want to ride first and that will have to wait until the sun comes up….but I do need to get that done before Man U plays at 12:30…more later….

Neil Young Live…

Well….just finished watching Neil Young in a live streamed concert and I am just blown away…it is the most intimate that I have ever seen Neil…the concert was done at one of his hometowns… a little place called Omemee, Ontario….I found out about it by accident…Neil re-tweeted a tweet by Darryl Hanna that the concert was happening tonight and I was just freaking out when I saw that….and I figured out how to take the HDMI output from the computer and run it into my tv…I know that most people know how to do that but it was a first time for me….pretty darn cool night….

December 1st

Well…running late this morning and I really didn’t want to get up at all…and I lost my glasses overnight and can’t understand how they ended up under my bed…oh, well…didn’t sleep well and I am feeling it today…it looks like it will be a low key day today but I do need to put the snowies on the car today…I don’t really drive much anymore so I don’t have to worry about putting too many miles on them…and it is supposed to start snowing next Wednesday and then continue for 10 days or so…ick….and it is going to be cold, too…with highs only in the 30′s so I guess the winter clothes will have to come out….not much to do today….just work on the car and then clean a little but that is about it….more later….

November 30th

Well…running on time this morning with the grocery run and having a real paper to read….slept okay last night…well…not really…was up and down all night but I feel okay so I guess there was no damage done….and I was good last night so I feel okay today and I think the bug is almost over…my lungs are good today and I haven’t coughed at all yet so I’m hopeful that I’ll continue to feel better…I do have to find a new pair of shoes since mine just cracked the sole and walking in the rain is no longer comfortable…actually it’s kind of crappy in the cold and rain….so that’s a project to take on….will probably go online and see what’s out there…not much to do today….might have to make a run out to get some chicken but I may not until I use up the freezer food….and I will get a bike ride in when the rain stops but that is about it….more later…..

I’m bored….

Well….sitting here really bored and thought I’d come back here for one more for today….just a little one about something I saw on the ride today….heading down 60th street toward the park and standing right next to the street, in a small clearing was a huge 10 point buck along with a good sized doe…I looked at them, they looked at me and they just stood there until something spooked them and they took off into the woods….it was a little strange to have them standing where they were with some underground utility work going on not more than 20 yards from where they stood and all of the noise that makes….but, it was cool to see…..

November 29th

Well…running on time today but on time for what? Really don’t have much to get done on any given day so I don’t think I can not be on time…slept okay last night but I still have that low level bug I’ve had for three weeks now….still coughing and just don’t feel right….but, I don’t feel bad, either so this one is a little confusing…..the lung congestion is starting to break so maybe that’s something….I may have to start taking some ibuprofen when I get on the bike again….my legs are constantly in pain after the rides lately and I may need to get the inflammation down to help that….was nice to be out in shorts yesterday but today it looks like thermasuit again…took the long route all the way to the park but the wind was a little brutal….not much to do today…just going to clean a little and watch some soccer this aft…more later….

Is this weird?

Well…something that I saw on the bike ride just bubbled up into my brain and I thought I’d ask a question…is it weird to have a funeral home covered in Christmas decorations? There is one on Kalamazoo just south of 44th street that is and I can’t remember ever seeing one done up that way…is it weird or is it just me? Not sure…