- I obviously bragged too much about never getting flats and my ability to change them because in the last week, I've gotten two (I'd only had one since the beginning of the year). One on the Mobic and one on Oscar the bike. Time to upgrade some tubes and add liners to all my tires!
- I got an infected bug bite on my calf that swelled my gastrocnemius to roadie status. Too bad the antibiotics took it away (although, thankfully, it also took away the pain...).
- While I was showing my ID to the bank, they noticed that my license had expired two months ago! Guess who got to spend the entire morning at the DMV--yep, me!
- I also spent a couple days off the bike, perfect timing to heal my leg, while celebrating my cousin's wedding near Santa Cruz. We rented a 7 passenger van, filled every seat, and drove down with my parents and uncle. I suppose if you're going to drive, that's a pretty efficient way to go.
The blog will be a little quiet for the next month as I will be neck-deep in exchange students (although not literally). They arrive on Thursday and I am busy running around trying to get everything in order (or at least as much as it can be). Sadly, I've been driving more than I'd like, but at the same time, this job only requires a moderate amount of driving 1 month out of the year. While it is still 1 month more than I'd like, I can handle it.
Some funny things happened recently to make this crazy time just that much more crazy:
Now the next four weeks are going to be a blur but I am still hoping to get some riding in each day. The cargo bikes are really going to help with all the hauling of stuff that I always seem to have to do, whereas previous programs ALWAYS depended on car trips. As you now know, cargo bikes are the "new station wagon," I guess that means we're becoming mainstream! Super exciting!
This is us. We're fun.