Sunday, October 14th, 2007
10:44 pm - Progress...  
Went up to Blackstone for my ride today. The weather was similar to yesterday, sunny, but windy and chilly. I wore my new full-fingered bike gloves, so my fingers were toasty warm. Makes a big difference. Of course, the law of conservation of memory required that since I'd remembered to bring the gloves, I'd forget something else. Today it was the bike computer. D'oh!

Rides - 10/14/07 There was a nice surprise at the north end of the path. The paved portion of the new construction is a half mile longer than it was last time I rode it. Progress is good.

I keep progressing, too. It's weird to think that not that long ago I was wondering if I'd be able to break my all-time best for miles in a season, 579. It had always seemed like a lot before this year. The reason I bring it up is that when I was toting up my mileage after the ride, I realized that I passed 1158 miles today, double that previous best. That's just mind boggling. Now I'm wondering if I'll be able to get anywhere close to that number again next year. I've set my personal bar pretty high.

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Finally got around to putting the lid back on the truck today. I took it off back in May to haul stuff. (I had plans to buy a shed kit, but once again I managed to overthink things to total inertia.) It was only supposed to be for the week, but not having the lid on made it easier to tote bicycles around, so I just left the soft tonneau cover on for the summer.

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I gotta say that the NLCS has been enormously entertaining so far. The Rox just chased Livan Hernandez, but it was a tight game until the last two batters. I like TBS's coverage. Not crazy about Chip Caray, but the rest of the broadcast is so much better than the extravaganzas that Fox tries to make out their games. Makes for a nice change.