Merry Christmas to my BT friends
  • 1h 20m
  • 20.00 miles
  • 15.00 Mi/hr

Rode with Steve south to Auburn and looped back through the country. Got into a bit of a traffic jam on route 4 where there was a nasty looking accident. Traffic was backed up for several miles. We crossed the road and went up the shoulder, riding the wrong way, to the next road to get away from the scene. Learned later that a young girl had rear-ended another vehicle and pushed it into the other lane. Many injuries but nothing serious, so I was glad to read that.

Working this morning and then coming home to ride outside before going to Steve's sister's for Christmas Eve dinner. It's supposed to be 56 degrees outside!

  • 1h 05m
  • 20.00 miles
  • 18.46 Mi/hr


I'm working today and half a day on Christmas Eve and will likely be the only person in our department tomorrow. Trying to save what PTO I do have for race-ctions this year

  • 3h 04m
  • 36.70 miles
  • 11.97 Mi/hr

Gravel bikes on country roads with Barb, Brenda and Joe. We rode through Salisbury and then to Athens with a stop at the Caseys, then back up the bike path. Beautiful December day with sunny skies.

  • -----
  • 16.00 miles
  • -----


We had Eleanor, age 6, Friday night and most of Saturday. She was so good, slept all night and didn't get up once (this has been an issue with her wandering around the house). Usually we would have all three grandkids and they sleep in the same room, so this was a good thing.

In the evening we went to an Open House at Barb's new duplex --- she's just renting and isn't sure if she'll stay in the area. Very pretty place and a nice mix of cycling, running and art association people.

Work was very low key today, with some light moments. Our boss was made shareholder, which is a big deal in this company, so I am very happy for her. Workload is light now with it being the end of the year. Met Brenda for lunch and talked about race plans for 2020, which is so fun. Went back to the office and signed up for Tour of Hermann (ugh) and booked a hotel for that weekend.
The new countertops look amazing and it was great to be able to put things back in the bathroom and get back to my routine there. Small glitch in the kitchen -- the new sink is deeper than the original and the handyman guy, Mark, that we hired to come and put the sink back says it needs a certified plummer to reconnect. He could do it but he's not certified and therefore won't guarantee his work. He's done so many good jobs for us that it's really just a blip on the radar, but we wont' have the kitchen sink, dishwasher, etc. back until sometime SAturday when a plumber comes out to finish the job.

I've got a bunch of Christmas wrapping to do and finish up this weekend. The office felt strangely quiet this afternoon, like people were leaving early. I suspect it will be a ghost town today.

abake's Training Log

 December 2019 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31    
  • September's totals
  • August's totals
  • 2021 totals
  • 2020 totals