I'm steaming right at the moment because today's goal has not been achieved.
trying to buy a book from Amazon, but after about 15 minutes of farting around going round and round with e-mail addresses and passwords, I finally had to give up.
Apparently, if you've ever bought anything from these turkeys, you have an "account"
And, if you have an "account" you have to remember your "password" but if you try have them remember your "password" for you, you have to type in a lot of information only to be told that that's not good enough you already have an account or some damn thing.
It's like dealing with the government getting shuttled from A to B to C to D to A, round and round.
Just to get let in
to the store.
Can you imagine what it would be like at the grocery store if you had to remember a password before you could give them your hard-earned?
So screw 'em!
It's yesterdays goals I want to talk about anyway.
Yesterdays goals were 60 and 900
So I got up early and left the house at around 8:00 to ride around the lake and a little extra.
So here ya go,
11.2 mph average speed
35.1 mph maximum speed
902 miles accumulated miles.
Next goal will probably be "riding my age" or 66 miles.
And a thousand accumulated.
So, up Lk Wash to I-90 and across the lush park like rolling hills of the Mercer Island trail and the boardwalk of Mercer slough to the east Lk Wash trail.
Then it's north.
North to the thriving metropolis that is Bellevue, where the trail disappears and one wends his way through the streets until one finds Bellevue way.
then it's a long, but gentle uphill slog and a swift breeze (25 mph) down to 520 and into Kirkland.
After a brief few flat miles along the waterfront (less ans less water as more and more building rises between the street and the lake), another, longer, steeper pump out of Kirkland.
Leading to a very nice (over 30 mph) downhill run into Juanita.
Then after another brief jaunt along the condo construction the other side of which one can assume there is a large body of water (there used to be), it's the notorious long climb to Kenmore.
A long climb that is rewarded by a long and fast (35 mph) drop to the Sammamish slough, Kenmore air harbor, and Logboom park.
I had planned to take a break here (at 30 miles) but really felt like keeping on.
now, south on the Burke Gilman trail to the UW, where I turned off the lake and headed toward Ballard, still on the B-G trail.
Finally after riding under the Fremont bridge, I stopped for food, water and rest at 42 miles.
Sat on a bench beside the Ship canal and watched the boats go by for 15 minutes, then proceeded toward Ballard till the trail became truly unpleasant then turned around and headed home.
Back to UW, zoom past MOHAI, wiggle through the rabbit warren of residential streets bypassing the Arboretum, fly through the notorious "S" bends just past Bush (no relation, I believe) School, up over the bump past the Cobain house and, finally on flat land once again, past Mama Williebelles to Leschi, where I failed to purchase a peach juice cold drink and had to settle for raspberry-banana instead.
O.K. at least it was cold.
Back under I-90 bridge, back through Madison beach, zoom around Stan Sayers pit area,
past the tight curve at 50th street, fly by the marina, turn up the really steep hill out of Seward park then on to Rainier beach, up 57th to Roxbury where a tiny detour and back brings the total miles to the mark already mentioned.
And home again.
Home, where Meredith informs me that the Prius is ready at the dealer.
I was so excited by this news that I immediately took a nap fro about an hour then staggered into the shower and into some reasonably decent looking clothing and we drove the Volvo to Auburn and picked the silly space ship up.
Had a celebratory dinner at Taco Time.
So now we got it and what next?
She wants new furniture.
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