Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Found & Lost

A couple nights ago, I found my lost silver dollar.  Today, I lost my USB rechargeable tail light.  I had it clipped on to the under-seat bag on my 29er using the "backpack clip."  It must have flown off when I was crossing bumpy terrain.  I discovered its absence when I parked my bike.  If I didn't have to be at work so soon after that, then I would have backtracked.  It would probably have been easy to find because it was in flash mode.  I looked for it on the way home and couldn't find it.  The battery had certainly died by that time and maybe someone else picked it up.

That Serfas USL-TL60 is an amazing light for the money.  I will use the TL-411 until I either find my old light on the side of the trail or give up and order a new USL-TL60.  It's nice that Serfas uses a universal mount so that I can interchange the lights.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Race Report: Autism Speaks U 5k Run/3k Walk

Erin, Vera, and I participated in the PSU Autism Speaks event yesterday.  I had not run in a long time (except a slow 2 miler with the dog through the new property a couple days ago).  I was able to pull off a 3rd place finish in an admittedly not-very-competitive race.  My time was 19:25.  This was a nice way to finish at the last race of my 25-29 age group career.

Vera did great.  She managed not to trip anyone (she did the walk with Erin) and she got a few things marked off her socialization checklist.  For instance, she met a baby in a stroller and she was around some people in uniform, and she saw a police car with flashing lights and a siren blast.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Lightning-quick updates

1. It's snowing right now outside my window.  Big snow flakes!

2. Last Thursday, I managed to lose my Salamanca key chain (la rana de la suerte) that I've had since I went to Salamanca in 2004.  Within hours, I also lost my silver dollar that I've had since...when was it...1998?  Maybe one or both will turn up, but I don't think so.  It's weird that they both went so soon to each other.

3. I'm moving.  Maybe you should ask for my new address if you care to send me anything.