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.