Sunday, June 8th, 2008
10:11 pm - Even Hotter  
I spent much of the afternoon down in the cool of the basement again, so much so that I didn't notice the dark clouds moving in until I came upstairs to go for a bike ride. I went anyway, and since I assumed that it would be cut short by rain, I pushed pretty hard. The thunder came and the rain started pouring when I was still about half a mile from the end of the first lap so I got drenched, but better that than three miles out. It turned out to be my fastest time of the year, albeit for only seven miles.

I saw what I think was a baby fisher cat crossing the path on the White Horn Brook bridge. I've seen fishers before, and it was the right color, but way smaller than an adult. It was the size of a ferret. Took one look at me riding towards it and lit out for the brook.

This follows my accidental terrorization yesterday of a baby bunny that was hiding under an old, non-functional lawn mower in my backyard. I was mowing the lawn and moved the old mower out of the way to cut the grass near it, when the poor little guy darted out from under it and made a bee line for cover. Fortunately this incident worked out a lot better than some past encounters I've had with baby bunnies.

The pedal is still making clicking sounds, although not as many as it had. It was fine when I tested it at the bike shop yesterday, but once I started pedaling hard, the noise came back. Very annoying.
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sumisumik on June 9th, 2008 - 09:11 pm
How cool to see fishers!

It's been so long since I was able to walk by the lagoon. I hear that we have Great Northern Owls nesting there again but with all the roadwork right by the bridge - it's been almost impossible to walk to work that way. (And I admittedly haven't been walking to work as much as I used to.)
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