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June 11, 2017 - 14:46 -- Admin

Blood pressure risingMy blood pressure is way up and it's because I traded laborious intensive SoTPC exercise bike riding for glorious, not-laborious outside bike riding. At least that's the only thing that's different so I am on meds and back to riding the exercise bike. I'll still get BYB time but that's pure fun, not exercise (it is; it's just my body needs more just to keep even).It is what it is; a trite expression but tight and apt.

Doorknockers evaded

June 3, 2017 - 12:55 -- Admin

There were a pair of them; they'd come through the gate that is almost always locked. I was in the shed and the new placement of the desk affords a concealed look through the small bird bush to the gate and door of the house.One of them was looking at me but I didn't know if she could actually see me given the small bird bush.

Helmets good

June 2, 2017 - 04:47 -- Admin

I thought he was sitting down but he was standing so when I took off he fell out of the back from four feet up and landed with a crack on the concrete. The helmet wasn't clipped on but it stayed on and protected his head. Without it he could be dead.The accident was my fault---I have should have checked before heading off he was safely seated---and he didn't want to get back in.

Necklace of missiles---type II

June 1, 2017 - 14:53 -- Admin

Nearly creamed self on an another lamppost (2d6)I went off the path in an overshoot just missed a smack into a lamppost. Am I drawn to them as a moth to a flame? Or is this just a natural cluster of near lampposting which happens to all cyclists?I once rode into a bike path divider---hit it centre on with the front tyre and bounced back.Maybe I'm just shit at riding bikes?I'm my own Rank Organisation (2d6)The movie company The Rank Organisation features a man striking a large gong.

Fell into a lamppost

May 31, 2017 - 12:14 -- Admin

There was construction by the side of the bike path so the path turned from level tar to sloped, rugged grass. Good for pedestrians and two-wheeled bikes; bad for three wheels. I tried to keep on the right side of the cones but the trike had other ideas and down the slope I went. I was tipping as I came close to the lamppost and me and the BYB fell into it.

BYB re-stacked

May 23, 2017 - 23:11 -- Admin

The bitter irony was that not 24 hours beforehand I'd bragged about how me and the BYB were in sync like me as a 12-year-old in sync with my then bike. I grew up in a town that you could get anywhere to on a bike within 40 minutes and it was the '80s so you and your bike would vanish during the day then appear again around darkness. No contact; presumed okay.

Sullied, cats and the dead Pringle

May 20, 2017 - 13:43 -- Admin

SulliedI'd put on a tight blue shirt, not that tight, but it was nice. My nose was dripping though and I looked down to see a fat dribble of snot had soiled it. Total wearing time < 30 seconds.I think that's a record.Sneaky catI heard the distant light clunk of the screen door close and knowing I was the only one home I investigated. The black cat was out and under the BYB. I grabbed her and hustled her back in.