• 1h 05m
  • 11.00 miles
  • 10.15 Mi/hr

Steve and I took the MTBs over to the lake trails. Felt like I rode pretty well, only had to walk a couple of sections.

  • 30m

21 Day Fix Extreme - Lower Body
Liked this workout, time seemed to fly

Our department had a Teams meeting today. At the end I made my official retirement announcement. It was no surprise but it felt good to state my intentions in front of all of my coworkers, rather than just talk about it in casual conversation.

Weather is crazy right now -- it was in the mid 70s with crazy wind most of the day and then around 4 pm a big scary dark front moved through and dumped rain on the area, then things cooled off to more seasonal temps.

Now my brother's family has to quarantine --- he works at a community college and evidently a coworker tested positive (again, no symptoms). My sister has had her second negative Covid test and will be allowed to return to work on Friday. She's been able to work from home without issues, seeing patients via telehealth.
  • 2h 20m
  • 30.00 miles
  • 12.86 Mi/hr

Gravel riding at Site M with Brenda and Lane

  • 2h 09m
  • 26.40 miles
  • 12.28 Mi/hr

Mike's Brisket Ride

Had a great gravel ride with friends today --- we started at Mike's house near Milton. It's a little over an hour's drive but it's a bit like stepping back in time. He rehabbed a farmhouse that had been in his family for 3 generations. His son lives there now, taking college classes online.

We've been on this route before but Mike pointed out a couple of interesting things this time --- the best was a spring bubbling out of the side of a bluff. In one spot someone had tapped the spring with a pipe and water collected in a mossy, wooden trough under this. Mike actually refilled his water bottle from this spring, as he apparently does frequently. I would be afraid to do this but whatever. The spring also reappeared slightly further up the road at the mouth of a small cave/grotto in the side of the bluff. There was a clearing in the woods with a picnic table, as if someone had set up a park.

Learned that some of the poor people who lives in the nearby town of Pearl use this spring as their source of drinking water. Like I's only an hour away but it's a little like stepping back in time.

  • 1h 30m
  • 11.40 miles
  • 7.60 Mi/hr

mtb on the lake trails. Could tell I was a little tired, felt clumsy

I worked in the morning, after riding, and then kind of hung around until my sister's grocery order was ready for pickup. She lives in Chandlerville, which is about 45 miles as the crow flies from our house. Because there's no good interstate or similar road to get there, it takes about an hour to drive there. Her order wasn't ready until 3, so by the time I got to Mary's place it was dusk, and completely dark when I made it home.

Bike #1
  • 1h 05m
  • 8.50 miles
  • 7.85 Mi/hr

Rode over to the lake trails via the paved path, then rode the Polecat Loop and the Cemetery Loop.

Bike #2
  • 2h 00m
  • 28.00 miles
  • 14.00 Mi/hr

rode the "morning Haugh" loop on the gravel bike.

  • Core Training
  • 25m

Shaun T - Focus 25 - Beta - Dynamic Core

My Garmin Edge 1030 crapped out a couple of weeks ago (screen lifted and then it just stopped working and contributed to getting lost at the last gravel race). Garmin was really good about exchanging the device with no questions asked and at no cost. It's kind of a pain to get it all set up, so I had procrastinated on replacing it when the screen first lifted.

When the replacement unit came in, I spent some time getting it charged up, then synced to my Garmin Connect account. There were a couple of massive software updates that took what seemed like an eternity. Then synced it to my phone, set up my data fields, installed Garmin IQRidewithGPS. The last step was to sync it with the power meter on the gravel bike.

And it all went without a hitch! Looking back, there must have been something wrong with the first 1030 from the start. It had trouble syncing with my phone, kept losing the power meter, etc. Anyway, call me happy about that.

Got my awful project out the door with an hour to spare. I call that a win.

Every Wednesday I have a standing lunch at my mom's. My sister joins us. Sister texted today to say she was exposed to a patient who had tested positive for Covid, so she was headed over for a test and then going home since she would have to self quarantine for 14 days. Her test came back negative although she will have to re-test before she will be allowed to return to work. I'm picking up a grocery order and running it out to her on Friday.

All sorts of craziness today --- the TV in the living room suddenly stopped working this afternoon. Drove myself crazy trying to make sure everything was plugged in. Finally traced it to a Google Home plug that had gone bad. Then power went out while I was in the basement, so it was total cant see hand in front of face darkness. It was out for about an hour in a very widespread area. Other stuff happened as well, it just seemed like day where things break or don't work as they should.

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