Thursday, December 06, 2007

The singletrack paid off. I made it!

Photo: Yes, I can take in-motion shots in the snow, too! Today's were kind of blurry. I hope you can forgive me.

The "training" on the singletrack really paid off. I needed every bit of that re-learned balance and agility today.

I also found out via a horrible miscalculation that most of the roads I planned on riding didn't have sidewalks, and some were one lane only. It's okay, though. I made it, and that's what matters.

As far as the root canal goes, this guy was a badass. I tensed up but took the novocaine. After that, he was done in 20 minutes or so, and I basically took a nap while he got me squared away. Then, it was a hike up the stairs to have a hole drilled, a ceramic post bonded, and a new cap put on my broken tooth. After I was done there, I really didn't feel anything. The novocaine wore off quickly, and I was able to just depart on bike.

The ride home from the dentist's offices was sluggish but quite enjoyable. It took me a while to warm back into it, but then I stayed comfortable except for my slush-soaked pant legs. The mudflap on the back of my bike kept most of the grime off of me.

Click the above photo or this link to view the whole album. The image with my ski goggles was just for show. I wore them for a bit from the bus to the dentist to protect my eyes from sleet. Once the sleet stopped, I took them off.

I know, I need more reflective gear. My vest doesn't show from the back at all when I have the backpack on. I am still working on a solution to the reflective problem. As you can see, the bike is not lacking in the shiny department.

Random Tunage:
Safety Scissors - I am the cheese
Massive Attack - Angel

1 comment:

steve said...

I like my gaiters for providing great protection from slush - plus they stop wind going up my ankles, too.

Here is a picture to give you an idea of the difference a bit of reflective tape makes!

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