Tuesday, April 15, 2008

It's tax day. Ugh.

Photo: Cutting through this parking lot and garage saves me a few minutes of waiting for traffic lights.

Brisk this morning just a little below 40°F, and I should have worn my full-finger gloves. Yesterday's riding in fingerless gloves left me with seriously chapped fingertips. My lips are also chapped. I'm ready for this cold spell to be done with.

So, thanks to me crossing state lines between home and work to make a living, I actually owe Uncle Sam and Kansas Department of Pillaging Revenue a grand sum that is almost exactly FOUR TIMES what I originally paid for my Trek 1200. That's a lot of bike goodies I'm missing out on, folks. I definitely need to see what I need to do so this doesn't happen next year.

There should be some really strong headwinds for the ride home, so I'll probably take the L Bus back into Johnson County this evening. I'm sore and tired from yesterday's bikey adventures, but I really need to get back into the swing of things.

Random Tunage:
Hybrid - Altitude
Bakke and Ljungqvist - Fanatic


dvicci said...

"I'm sore and tired from yesterday's bikey adventures, but I really need to get back into the swing of things."

There's only one way to do it... ride the distance, man!

Noah said...

All in due time; Not tonight. Too windy. Seriously, I'm in pain right now, and not the good kind. Plus, I left my liner and I'm thinking denim shorts for a 15 mile ride would be a... bad thing.

dvicci said...

Ok, I suppose. ;)

I hear you re: "not the good kind." My leg is aching something serious. Oddly enough, only when I'm stationary. When I get up and move, I'm fine... once the sharp pains from being stationary settle down, that is.

I've always found that pain from working out is bad the next day, but even worse the 2nd day before it starts going away. I've also found that there's nothing like more (less strenuous) exercise to work that pain away.

amidnightrider said...

Finally some really nice weather here. 60's all week. High 60's. Day off tomorrow and the Cape Cod canal is calling. "Riiiiide me". It sound a lot like my wife. Oh wait....

hebdhkis said...

Just wanted to say I love your blog! I follow it regularly. Love the pictures too. Keep it up!

MRMacrum said...

Taxes suck. But they are one of the 3 realities of life. If they don't tax your labor, they find other more creative ways to pick your pocket.

Man am I ever glad tax season is over. Marry a tax accountant and you will know what I mean.

I now have 3 straight days of riding in after a 4 month layoff. And yesterday I commuted. I am so slow and out of shape, it is a true comedy, but I have begun my comeback. Hopefully, my body will hang tough and not go the wrong way. Woke this AM with sniffles and a headache. Think I will take a break today. This immune system thing is a really odd situation to deal with.

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