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Day 12 of 30 Days of Biking

Do not enter. Except Bikes

We met a Cape Cod friend for lunch in Downtown Austin. Dan was going to rent a bike and ride with me but the severe thunder storm squashed that.  Brandon and I went to retrieve his bike from the police evidence warehouse and there was no damage.  He has no idea what happened but the general feeling is that he got bumped from the side and not really hit.

By 5 PM, the weather had cleared enough for me to get a ride in and fulfill my 30 days of biking commitment. Lady Bird Johnson lake has a dog park with a statue of Stevie Ray Vaughan.  The lake was alive with rowing tryouts and I hear that if you don’t make the team it’s called a “crew cut.”  I kind of just road around aimlessly.  Soccer games, runners, dog walkers and a huge animal rescue no kill shelter were my companions on this ride.

It was bike rush hour on my return ride back to Brandon’s place and I decided to follow the commuters who looked like they were taking an alternate, less busy route that looked like the right direction. It’s wasn’t but it also wasn’t that far off. I happened to come upon a great little food truck lot and naturally stopped for dinner.  I intended to eat only half of my huge falafel wrap and bring the rest to Brandon, but it’s doesn’t take a genius to figure out how much of it I saved. If per chance you are not a genius the answer is none. Anyhow, it ended up being a pretty good day of riding a bike.

 

#3 Son Has The Baton

Pace Oddity

The Daily Post Asks. If you could slow down an action that usually zooms by, or speed up an event that normally drags on, which would you choose, and why?”

When you wait for hours for the race to come to you and it’s gone by in a matter of seconds, you often wish you could hit a button and slow them down just till they pass you. Then let go of the button and they resume at speed.

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