Sep 02 2009
Back from a week trip to Disney World. After a week off the bike walking around the parks for about 6+ hours a day eating absolute crap for food, I’m not feeling so healthy. Ugh.
It reminds me of a) how absolutely disgusting strip drive food (chilisgoldencorralromanosmacaronigrillpizzeriaunoolivegarden) can be. Stupendously amazing.
And b) how good our food and tap water is here in Portland. One of the first things I did after getting off the plane at PDX was to take a 5 minute drink at the water fountain. So good. Shortly after I had a garden salad. It’s time to get the mail back on schedule.
The trip itself was good. My family is good. Disney was good. Actually, it was better than good. There isn’t anything else in the world like Disney. And most importantly the kids had a real good time. Owen and Ingrid are now officially roller coaster fans. I love it. Kudos all around.
The trip also was kind of a symbolic end of the summer. We came back to temps in the low 80’s/upper 70’s. Overcast. The garden is slowly starting to fade. Apples on the tree are about ready. Pumpkins are mostly orange. Plus school starts for the kids next week. And, oh yes, cross training starts up full.
I’ve already registered for USGP (Sunday only). I’ve got my training plan (in pencil) set up for the fall and lists of stuff to take care of before the season starts in full: tune-ups, wheels to be laced and glued, new cables and bar tape, bearings to be inspected and greased. Exciting. I like the occasional night in the garage with the music on and a beer while I work on one little item or another. It’s fun.
Anyway, that’s where we’re at for now. I don’t anticipate anything terribly interesting until late September when the training really picks up.