Couple of nice rides yesterday and today. On Saturday under cool but clearing skies, I rolled down over the GG Bridge and back on the fixed Panasonic and got an early spin on the CCamp trails this morning. Wind-driven mist at one end of the trails and intermittent sun poking through the fog at the other. Just enough dampness to keep dust from rising, and it was a curiously silent morning. Stopped a couple times and just held my breath. No gunshots from the bay, so it seemed a good day for the ducks as well.
I’ve been biting off sections of “The Dancing Chain” by Frank Berto. Of course, it has struck me as a trifle odd that I’m reading about the history of derailleurs while riding bicycles with either fixed gears or single speeds.
Got a chance to see “Good Night and Good Luck” last night. Well acted and nicely written. Journalists with integrity at a time when you actually got the impression they may have read Shakespeare.
11/5 Fixed Ride Head Tunes:
“Sky Pilot” The Animals (?)
(mostly on climbs…
“how high can you fly? You’ll never (Never, NEVER) reach the sky…”)
“Taking Care of Business” Bachman Turner Overdrive
which kept sequeing into
“Fun, Fun, Fun (’til Daddy takes her T-Bird Away)” Beach Boys
and back again…
Oy. Finally the fatigue from the ride stripped everything away until I could only hear the slow martial snare drum from the serious end of some movie I can’t place (probably several…)
“tap - tap - tap - tap - tap - tap - taptaptap” (repeat).
and a few from the end of the week…
11/4 Commute Head Tunes:
11/3 Commute Head Tunes:
“Surrender” Cheap Trick
“Cannonball” The Breeders
“Well You Needn’t” Thelonius Monk