If you have to turn 54 (and yes, it is
better than the alternative), there are worse ways to spend the day than riding your bike to BikeCraft V
, a huge, sunny warehouse full of vendors with cool bike stuff--stuff for bikes, stuff about bikes, stuff made out of bike parts.
There were HUNDREDS of bikes by the time we got there, and they had these portable bike racks so everyone could park and lock. avventura1234
bought a new saddle and a bamboo water bottle holder. Me, I just looked, feeling still a little bit of an outsider in the bike community, and aware that Clyde and I aren't the average configuration. Which is to say we are both larger than average among bikes and cyclists and things don't fit. This is the story of my life and I'm used to it.
We rode to coffee and bagels after that, and I spent at least two hours on the phone with friends and family, near and far.
As the temperature dropped, I made a nest for Dean, the more feral of the two stray cats, who won't come into the house even though it's getting dangerously cold outside (Sam is happy to hang out in the warm and is doing so now). The nest is a big hatbox with an old pillow and some fleece fabric inside. So far, he hasn't tried it out.
While the thousand new words I'd hoped for didn't materialize, I did get some good writing done on Restraint
today. Note to kispexi2
: new chapter tomorrow night.
And then I edited the last two chapters of my Podbang entry! \o/ Just a little stitching together and music editing to go, and I think I'll make my deadline tomorrow night.
Tomorrow, to round off the birthday fun, I have Chocolate class in the morning with str8ontilmornin
! I expect there will be pictures.