Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Back in the Saddle
There have actually been quite a few road rides. On evenings after work, we've been getting on our bikes and taking off, not returning until after midnight. It feels good to just be out there pedaling, putting mile after mile behind you.
Saturday, we did the Tour De Troit. 40 miles through the city. It was a really cool experience, with hundreds of riders...
A police escort....
And a beer by the abandoned train station when all was said and done.
So that's where I've been, and where I'll be until after Iceman.
I am getting stoked about Iceman, we have our hotel (with hot tub!), and are getting in prime shape for it.
I have a lot of things to be stoked about, actually. In November, we're going back to Italy. We're setting the itinerary for that now.
And I just found out that we've been approved to go to SXSW in March of next year! The cool thing about that is that we were able to get a hotel room downtown, by the festival, and we don't need to do what we did last year, which was stay at a hotel by the Interstate, rent a car, and drive into the city each day, spending a nightmare hour getting parking, then back to the hotel at 2 am, repeat each day. The hotel was expensive, but cheaper than a dumpy hotel and a rental car.
Also, we took the Bean to the vet Monday. Despite the fact that she went for the vet's face (yeah, she does that), he said her diabetes is improving, and switched her to one shot a day. Which means that she's easier to treat, and that, when we need to hire a catsitter when we go out of town, we only need to pay them for one visit/day.
Now, I just need to find a dogsitter... anyone want to watch a lazy, mellow husky while we're in Traverse City, Italy and Austin?