Thursday, November 29, 2012

O Holy Night...Then A Dog

On my ride home from work. It was after sunset. I was listening to the Christmas Story from my best of Francis Chan collection. Just as a trio began to sing O Holy Night a dog comes out of the darkness and manages to get my lower leg between its jaws.

Could it be a metaphor?

Amazingly it didn't bite me.

I'm smiling though. Lots of people dream about carrying a gun when they ride. It seems to me this would be a time where I would use one if I had one.

I'm glad I didn't and don't.

However, I am a fan of laws requiring dogs to make their owners use leashes.

Finished Bicycle: Nov 29, 2012, 5:54:29 PM
Average: 14.02 mph
Distance: 7.86 miles
Bicycle This Week: 28.48 miles
Bicycle This Month: 224.84 miles

Walk This Way

Walking to lunch is another way to avoid sitting in a car.

Finished Walk: Nov 29, 2012, 1:42:18 PM
Average: 3.26 mph
Distance: 1.65 miles
Walk This Week: 1.65 miles
Walk This Month: 1.65 miles

Just Another Ride To Work

It was fun! How was your ride?

Finished Bicycle: Nov 29, 2012, 8:58:03 AM
Average: 14.54 mph
Distance: 7.25 miles
Bicycle This Week: 20.62 miles
Bicycle This Month: 216.98 miles

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Walgreens - Three Things I Like About...


Pictures of the six local locations. Emphasis added.

If there's a national retailer...

that has higher...

standards for...

pedestrian access to...

it's buildings...

I'd like to see it.

I wonder if there's ever been a board member who wondered if they were opening themselves up to some sort of liability problem by inviting people to walk across their parking lots to get into the building. I mean really, they're practically inviting someone to walk there.


The Walgreens iPhone App.

Seriously amazing to me. When my prescription runs empty I scan the barcode on the bottle with my phone. Before long there's a freshly filled prescription waiting for me to pickup. And with express pay I don't even have to find a way to pay.

This is easily my favorite iPhone App.


We don't serve your kind.

So there I was parked and waiting patiently in the pharmacy drive-up this morning waiting to pick up a freshly filled prescription. I think I frustrated the pharmacist because she was having difficulty understanding my words. I've noticed there's a certain temperature that numbs my face enough that it changes the way my talking sounds. I think she had had enough when she decided to tell me that usually they don't serve bicycle riders in the drive-up. 

"It's a liability issue for us."

Why is this a favorite thing for me? Well, picking up prescriptions could be much more interesting and exciting. I wonder what the worst possible thing might be.

Just Another Ride Home From Work

I just noticed it's starting to get darker earlier.

Finished Bicycle: Nov 27, 2012, 5:37:11 PM
Average: 12.94 mph
Distance: 7.99 miles
Bicycle This Week: 13.37 miles
Bicycle This Month: 209.73

Walgreens Teaser

Oh, Walgreens, don't you know disallowing bicycle service thru drive-up is soooo 2006?

Finished Bicycle: Nov 27, 2012, 8:51:19 AM
Average: 13.23 mph
Distance: 5.37 miles
Bicycle This Week: 5.37 miles
Bicycle This Month: 201.73 miles

Monday, November 26, 2012

11/19 Transportation Donut

It's Monday.

Time for a doughnut.

This week I replaced 79 miles of driving a single occupant vehicle with riding a bicycle.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

100 Miles This Week

It's been a bit of a long time since I've ridden 100 miles in a week. Good to get out today and meet my goal.

Finished Bicycle: Nov 25, 2012, 4:56:36 PM
Average: 16.16 mph
Distance: 18.84 miles
Bicycle This Week: 108.82 miles
Bicycle This Month: 196.36 miles

Friday, November 23, 2012

My Black Friday Dilemna...

...I chose the black one for my pretty cold Black Friday Ride. Today I spent $4.69 for a black coffee and a burrito so I feel like I contributed.

Finished Bicycle: Nov 23, 2012, 4:45:42 PM
Average: 16.30 mph
Distance: 8.87 miles
Bicycle This Week: 89.98 miles
Bicycle This Month: 177.52 miles

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Spoke -n- Sport/The Banquet Ride

Made it! Happy Thanksgiving Spoke & Sport and The Banquet. Gotta find me some stuffing now.

Finished Bicycle: Nov 22, 2012, 10:25:02 AM
Average: 12.96 mph
Distance: 30.80 miles
Bicycle This Week: 81.11 miles
Bicycle This Month: 168.65 miles
Bicycle Last Month: 8.66 miles

67 Degrees Day Before Thanksgiving

That's close.
Can I get a "CA?"
Sign of the times?
Native habitat.
Stopped at the Visual Art Center. I highly recommend Bryan Christiansen: Trophy Hunter
I think she looks good in orange paper clip.
Josiah's for a spot of tea.
A federal building to hand with my President.
...and done.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Cyclemeter Cycle (Road) Nov 21, 2012, 2:16:25 PM

...a very nice way to spend day one of a 5 day break.

Finished Bicycle: Nov 21, 2012, 4:53:28 PM
Average: 13.85 mph
Distance: 19.78 miles
Bicycle This Week: 50.31 miles
Bicycle This Month: 137.85 miles
Bicycle Last Month: 8.66 miles

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cyclemeter Cycle (Road) Nov 20, 2012, 4:41:23 PM

Where do I log when my nose runs? Better keep riding so it doesn't catch me.

Finished Bicycle: Nov 20, 2012, 5:14:58 PM
Average: 14.25 mph
Distance: 7.88 miles
Bicycle This Week: 30.53 miles
Bicycle This Month: 118.07 miles
Total Last Month: 1585.50 miles

Cyclemeter Cycle (Road) Nov 20, 2012, 8:33:25 AM

Finished Bicycle: Nov 20, 2012, 9:03:45 AM
Average: 15.17 mph
Distance: 7.29 miles
Bicycle This Week: 22.65 miles
Bicycle This Month: 110.19 miles