Been a while. Been busy. Been vacating.
Work. Promoted to business editor.
Flew to Colorado. Drank green chile ale. Ate awesome sushi. Best manned for Chad. Enjoyed Oskar Blues. Visited Mike and Mac and Grayson and Stella. Flight home messed up. Hang out in Atlanta (airport).
Work. Worry about who will buy VP. Watch Olympics.
Ellie: soccer tournament. Scores two, one assist. 1-2.
Drive north. Cape May-Lewes Ferry. See Cape May and Wildwood. Overnight in Absecon. Drive on to Wolfeboro and Dad & Sal’s.
Hang out at lake. Race expert MTB at Gunstock. 2nd. Small field. $1 and a can of Clif Shot Recovery. Watch Olympics. Drive to Conway. Ride Conway Scenic Railroad. Race expert MTB at Cranmore. Big field. Climb ski slope. Bomb granite. 4th ex vet, 8th overall. Swim in lake. Visit with Kathy and boys. Climb Tumbledown Dick on MTB as family hikes. Swim in lake.
Road ride. 35mph downhill. Crash. Nothing broken. Blood. Road rash. Bent seat stay. Need new frame? Relieved anyway.
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. A merlin. Cool kid’s barn. Dancing bear? Daring chipmunks. Hanging with Dad. Next day, Knight’s Pond. Virtually primeval. Beautiful. 2.5 mile hike. Boulder scrambles. Carry Audrey last bit.
Drive home. Audrey fussing, all day. Worcester: Major Taylor monument. Cool, black, turn-of-century track sprinting world champion. EZPass issues. Eat at McD’s twice. Ugh. 14.5 hours. Home, finally, late.
Sleep. Back to work. Just two days.
Friday: first day back on bike. CX bike. Lucky Cat alley cat. Liz home. Nice crowd, nice race. By Wes. Planned easy. Competitiveness kicked in. Fun night riding Norfolk. Fixie 30 miles next AM. Pool party. Beers. Football blowout. Good night’s sleep.
(pics to come)