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What I do it write all my bike commuting notes on a MS Word doc and then copy/paste into Blogger. I think this day started on one page and finished on another. Because of this I couldn't see the date and left it out.
Now, here it is, completely written several days ago.
From 30 Aug 11 - IN -
It was dark and cold this morning. By cold I mean about 60oF. There were some clouds out East so I packed my computer for rain, but they never produced.
I smelled a skunk early on, in Mundelein. Then I smelled a wood fire in Libertyville. Then the skunk smell came back.
There's a dead raccoon across from the seminary. I hope they clean that up, it's starting to smell and makes me swerve around into the auto lane to avoid it.
I was really pedaling hard today and at times I was booking it, but I caught too many redlights and I took 35 minutes to get in.
They had the sprinkles going again this morning. You know, I don't think it's really about slowing me down, it's about scaring me. Will I fall? Tune in tomorrow.
I actually passed another rider today. He was pretty far ahead of me and I raced up and passed him. I think he was an adult, but he was on a smaller mountain bike type bike.
I rode as fast as I could and got home in about 45 minutes which is not slow, but not my record.
It was overcast and threatening all afternoon. I packed for rain, but it never did, not until about 18:00.