Back to the routine, then. Classes start this week. My first one is tomorrow.
So I polished up a syllabus today. I put together the massive spelling list required of this class. I outlined the first four weeks of class. I wrote the first two lectures. Fired off a solid salvo of Emails.
Things got done.
Also I caught up the July photo gallery. Lot of pictures in there. Tomorrow I’ll catch up the August pictures.
Rode the bike this evening. Got 26.9 miles on the bike, enjoying a dry evening’s air. Only got heckled once, by a car full of young ladies. Also, I think I hate kevlar tires.
Lately my rides haven’t been very good. Too slow, too much struggle or too much pain. Today it was all three. This started when I had to replace my Continental racing tires with some three ply version of heavy duty there’s-debris-in-the-road tires.
Racing tires weigh between 30 to 60 grams less. And I wouldn’t have thought that would be a big difference for a duffer like me, but I’m changing my mind. The problem is that racing tires are more expensive.
On the ride before this I got home to discover my front rim was riding against the brake pad. No wonder it felt like I was going nowhere. I was pedaling through my brake! So, yes, I want my old tires back.
Visited the local Kohl’s tonight. That was the temperature. How’s August where you are?