Sunday, June 8th, 2008
7:38 am - Hazy and Humid and Hot, Oh, My!  
Wow, did summer ever roll in with a vengeance yesterday. It's as if the weather gods decided that since it's been a pretty coolish spring that there is quite a bit of making up for lost time needed. The electronic thermometer next to my side door says it's already 90° out, although some of that may be because it's getting direct sunlight. Weather.com says it's 82 (at 7:30 in the a.m.). Yikes!

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I decided to do an early (10:30) ride yesterday, before it really got hot. Afterwards I headed over to the bike shop to have BSG take a look at the left pedal on the Fuji, which has been making horrible clicking sounds lately. It started out as an occasional noise, but lately it's been a constant companion as I pedal along. I thought something had broken, but it turns out it was just the result of the bearings settling in. Fortunately, there's am adjustment screw buried deep inside the pedal.

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When I got home, I tried to ride out the heat for a little while, mostly by doing some chores down in the still blissfully cool basement. But when it became clear that the first floor had turned into an oven, and was likely to remain so for the next couple of days, I caved and hauled out the air conditioners. Got 'em installed and running, then mowed the lawn while they labored to knock the temperature back some. Which they did eventually. Ah...