Monday, March 9, 2009

Back to Bicycling

After work on Wednesday I did some stair climbing in the office building. I did less than before surgery, only 5 times up and down in 20 minutes with no added weight. I went to Jimmy's for dinner and as usual we stayed up too late telling lies. I rode the Night Train in to work on Thursday and went to bike night at Twin Peaks afterward. I rode in to work again on Friday and went downtown afterward and saw Spike and Mike at the Alamo. I liked it, but it wasn't as outrageous or absurdly funny as some years past. The audience wasn't all that rowdy either. There was one French piece that had a written joke (in French) that I was probably one of the only ones to get. I went home straight after the show and watched TV, then went to sleep.

I woke up at 4 Saturday morning. I read until I finished my book at 5, and fortunately I was able to get back to sleep. I didn't sleep very well, I woke up several times, but it was better than nothing. I got out of bed about 7:30, and did my usual puttering until about 10 when I went for a bicycle ride. I rode to Alamo Lamar to see Watchmen, and when I got there at 10:50 for the 11:30 show there was a line of people waiting to get in. The line got moving pretty soon after I got there and managed to get a decent seat. I really enjoyed the movie, even having never read the comic. It was long, especially since my bladder was pretty full for the second half. I thought a couple of the actors' performances were not as good as others', but not completely distracting. After the movie I rode to REI to pick up a backpack and pants I'd ordered online. I put the backpack I already had and the shell pants into the new enormous 83L pack and headed home after a quick stop in BookPeople. I stopped for a cookie and Dr Pepper on the way, and was pretty well spent by the time I got home. I watched some TV and a DVD and went to bed.

I thought about it, but didn't wind up doing anything productive Sunday morning. Around 12:30 I rode over to the dealership for a chapter photo. I don't think I would have known about it other than being told in the Road Captains meeting, and apparently a lot of members were the same way, since not that many general members showed up. After group photos the took photos of the officers and road captains on their bikes. Afterward a lot of people headed to either the Roadhouse or Twin Peaks. I went to Twin Peaks along with Dave and Troy and a couple of other guys. There were a number of members there sitting at a long table. We sat at a table next to them, drank some beer and ate some food. Dave and Troy invited me to join them for a beer at a place near the property they both live on. That place turned out to be closed, so we went over to "the compound." After hanging out for a while, Dave decided to get on his tractor and play around with a pile of broken asphalt. I decided to help out and get a bit of a workout by breaking up the asphalt with a sledgehammer. That didn't last all that long since I started getting blisters almost immediately. I stayed longer than I probably should have, the time change making it not feel as late as it was. I left after 7 and the sun was starting to go down. I fell asleep watching TV about 10, but got up and went to bed. I woke up at 12:30 overheated and sweating. I got up and turned the fan on and eventually went back to sleep.

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