Tuesday, September 05, 2006

An adventurous Labor Day

Started out by resolving to get my @$$ out of bed and get in a workout - climbing repeats on Ohio St. It was a good workout, not quite my usual pace, but after being unmotivated for a week and then sick for a week, I was only a little bit off. Then Lynne and I got out the 'cross bikes and took the SW LRT trail out to the Renaissance Fair. She'd never been to one, and it had been a long time since I'd been. It was a nice trek, good weather and nice scenery. At the fair we did some people-watching, saw some shows, ate some food and played some games. The time flew by quickly, plus it took almost two hours to get out there. It was getting dark as we headed back, but we brought lights. Amazingly, there were a lot of cyclists on the trail that had no lights at all. One dumb@$$ almost ran into me, no lights, no reflectors and riding on the wrong side of the trail - must have been mesmerized by my light or something. Lynne almost hit another idiot. It was unbelieveable how many people were out there in the dark with no lights, just amazing. Even the pedestrians had no reflective clothing or anything. Still, it was otherwise fun riding at night, and the trail was great - all flat because it was a railroad bed. After the climbing repeats hills would not have been fun. Of course the kitties were on strike when we got back, since their dinner was 3 1/2 hours late.