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I'm getting very irritated with McAfee. It seems like every time I try to do something online, McAfee decides it's needs to download, update, or scan the computer and it's slowing the whole system down to practically zilch 'til it's done. :(

Nice weather today and the day off so I took off on the bike.
First to the Library to return the books I've read or, in this case, didn't read and to pick up the books that came in. I read 60 pages of Prepared for Rage by Dana Stabenow at work and that was more than enough for me. Normally I like her books but this one was too much like reading the news for me: Katrina, 9/11, and searching for terrorists. I'll wait for her next Kate Shugak book next year. I picked up the science fiction series by John Scalzi on edroxy's recommendation: Old Man's War, The Ghost Brigades, The Last Colony and The Android's Dream, the last of which is not part of the series. The Food Detective by Judith Cutler was the other book that came in. Yep, me and my culinary mysteries. :D This one features a pub owner and a Food Standards Agency inspector in England.
Then it was down to the grocery store to pick up a 5 pound bag of carrots and some bananas. Once again at the Gladstone 205 exit, I had an illiterate driver honk their horn 'cause I'm in the crosswalk when he's got a green light. Sorry, buddy, but read the sign: Pedestrians have the right of way. You're making a right turn on a green light which means you have to watch for the people in the crosswalk. They also have the Walk signal on. Doh!
Detour on the bike path due to construction at the mall and I ended up on the wrong side of the freeway. That added an extra half mile or so uphill but I hit 35 mph with the brakes on going back down. No potholes, drains, or speedbumps!! Then a side trip on the way home down a secondary bike path (because I was curious about where it went - through the woods and ended at Costco!) and almost 18 miles on the trip odometer when I pulled into the garage and sure enough, there's my water bottle - right on the bench where I left it when I put my helmet on. hahaha I gotta quit doing that.

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zebulen
Mar. 7th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
That's quite a bike trip. Good thing you picked up some bananas for fuel! About how much of the time do you have to pedal?
katsurian
Mar. 7th, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC)
I only have to pedal going uphill to help the motor out or when the juice runs out after about 20 miles! But I was trying to be good and not use the motor any more than I had to so the steeper hills that slowed me down to 6 mph was about the only time I used the throttle.
Today, on the other hand, I went five miles and ran the motor almost constantly. I guess I need a little more rest between workouts...or I shouldn't have done the yardwork first!
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