Day Sixty Seven

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

It’s been a tough few days.

5 minutes into my lunch ride today I had an unwelcome encounter with an SUV that turned left directly in front of me.

The front end of the single speed is pretty well toast.  The wheel is trashed.  The fork does not look straight to me, the steering tube bearings are destroyed and the bar is bent.

I have a contusion on my forehead and a prize-fighter scrape under my eye from using my head to knock the side mirror off the car.  My right shoulder is scraped up as is my left elbow and I pulled something in my left leg; getting yanked out of the pedals, no doubt.  I do have some soreness and stiffness in my shoulders and neck.

Other than that, it was a great ride.  GPS data says I was only going 18.5 mph at impact.  We were only about a quarter mile into the ride.  Kevin was with me and I was looking forward to a nice cruise around Hansen Dam.  Thanks Kevin for hanging with me, driving me back to the plant and getting me home tonight.  Next time we’ll try it on bikes.

Hope I’m still good for a run tomorrow night.


Here’s what I ate today:

  • Breakfast
    • Oatmeal with Molasses, Flax Seeds, Walnuts, Blueberries and Agave
  • Lunch:
    • Mujadara Wrap
    • 1/2 bell pepper, apple, banana
  • Dinner:
    • Morracan Eggplant with Brown Basmati Rice
    • Green Salad with Tahini Dressing
    • A couple of big glasses of Cabernet (medicinal purposes)


I think my wife is reaching her limit with my vegan cooking. The eggplant was fantastic tonight.  She ate cereal.  Hey, that’s vegan – just highly processed industrial vegan, but it could be worse.  I’m going to have to work harder to find a compromise.  And I can do that – for one thing, I can be hardcore at breakfast and lunch and loosen up a bit at dinner, but I’m not going to eat meat and I don’t want to eat dairy.

Some of what I’ve made she’s really liked.  I can figure this out.

Tough day.



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