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#330daysofbiking Days 81 & 82: and now, for something completely different… almost

man hits the ground (and not on a bicycle)


Not that I am a huge baseball fan or anything … but who doesn’t like a baseball game on a summer evening, cheap seats, beer and peanuts?

RIding on Saturday (Day 81) was a pretty boring commute/errand-running trip.  To the pet store.  To Target.  To the grocery store.  Just plain hot and nasty.  Arriving everywhere like a complete sweat-ball.  Oh well.

In the evening, the entire gang decided to head into Chattanooga to catch a baseball game.  The Lookouts are our local double-A team, an affiliate of the L.A. Dodgers.  Always feels like summer, sitting at a ball-game – even though I tend to do more people-watching and everything other than paying close attention to the game.  I just like being out there, sitting with Mark and the boys.  And a different setting for picture-taking.

Day 81 errand-riding

Today was another hot one.  I think, on average, we’ve been in the 90’s every day this week – with heat indexes at 100’F or above.  Just pretty miserable to be riding for any length of time.  Saved the riding for the evening once again – Mark and I took a spin on the Xtracycles.  Just around “the neighborhood”.  The cicadas are out in full force, their droning song fills the air.  We need some rain.  We need some cool.

Day 82: two Xtracycles, double the fun...

#330daysofbiking Day 42: rain and a baseball

found an old baseball by the side of the road

I didn’t ride yesterday. 😦  Too much going on.  Today our visiting family headed back home, and I got out for a short ride in the evening … in between some rain and thunderstorms that were rolling through the area.  The rain was not so bad, but I was barely away from the house when I began seeing lightning and very dark clouds – conditions I wasn’t too thrilled to be out in.  As I approached a local baseball field just up the road, I spotted a lone baseball that had made it’s way on to the shoulder of the road.  I stopped to pick it up, and decided to just ride up to the field-house to watch the sky a little closer and decide what I wanted to do.

Took a few pictures of the sky and the deserted dugouts.  But the weather was just looking a bit too unsafe to stay out in … so I decided to head back home.  Not so sure I made the right call – the storm never did get really bad, although our power was out briefly this evening.  Oh well.  Some days you just strike out.

gathering storm clouds

deserted dug-out ... had the weather worsened, I could have taken cover (complete with extra helmets) 😉

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