Alarming News: I like Morgan Freeberg. A lot.
Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler: We were following a trackback and thinking "hmmm... this is a bloody excellent post!", and then we realized that it was just part III of, well, three...Damn. I wish I'd written those.
Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler: ...I just remembered that I found a new blog a short while ago, House of Eratosthenes, that I really like. I like his common sense approach and his curiosity when it comes to why people believe what they believe rather than just what they believe.
Brutally Honest: Morgan Freeberg is an intriguing guy...[he] asks great questions and answers others with style, flair, reason and wit. On the blogroll he goes. Make him a part of your regular blogospheric reading. I certainly will.
Brutally Honest: Morgan Freeberg is brilliant.
Common Sense Junction: Misha @ Anti-Idiotarian never ceases to amaze me. He keeps finding other good blogs. I went over to A.I. this morning for my daily Misha fix and he had found this guy named Morgan Freeberg in Fair Oaks, California, that has a blog, House of Eratosthenes. Freeberg says its "The Blog That Nobody Reads" but it may now become the blog that everybody reads.
Jaded Haven: Good God, Morgan, you cover a topic from front to back with a screwy thoroughness I find mind boggling. I'm in awe of your thought proccesses, my friend, you're an exceptional talent. You start by throwing in the kitchen sink, tie in someone's syphilitic uncle, bend around a rip tide of brilliance and bring it all home in a neat, diamond dripping package of an exceptionally readable moment of damn fine wordsmithing. I love reading you.
Mein Blogovault: Make "the Blog that No One Reads" one of your daily reads.
Philmon: When Morgan meanders, stick with him - he's got a point and it'll be worth it in the end. He's not a hit-and-run snarky quip kind of guy. The pieces all fall into place like tumblers in a lock and bang! He's opened a cognative door for you.
Rightlinx: Morgan at House of Eratosthenes is one of the best writers out there. I read him nearly every day because he manages to provide an interesting perspective, even though I don't always agree.
Poetic Justice: Cletus! Ah gots a laiv one fer yew...
Distance: 66.9 mi
Trip total: 87.6 mi
I’d say that’s about two and a half hours late. Not too alarmed about it since this is the second-longest day of the itinerary. Bike seems to be in good working order. But still this is a finish-line time much later than day trips I’ve run covering similar distances.
I chalk it up to:
I’m too much of a sissy-pants to start out at 4:30 or something like that; I showed some crappy-ass time management during my lunch break, like a hundred minutes for it from beginning to end; and the headwinds on Highway 116 were really vicious.
I mean, really, really vicious. I recall thinking sometime mid-afternoon, “I’ve been fighting this shit for five hours straight now.” The construction was a constant thing too. Wonder if I have OBambi to thank for that; there does seem to be something Reinvestment-Act-ish about it all, with all the shoulders unavailable mile after mile after mile. Yeah, that’s really safe. Let’s just say, now I’m past that, I think I have been through the worst of it.
I didn’t have time for my victory beer, or even dinner for that matter. As I type this I’m waiting for Safeway to open so I can rustle up some grub. That is as good a definition as any for a schedule slipping out of control.
It is a mishap I do not care to repeat on this trip. Today’s scheduled stop is a mere fifty miles away, the day after that covers just forty.
Also I got some good pictures out of this run. It’s rather typical to realize a steep time penalty for that, fully understood only at the very end. It’s the price you pay.
Update: Oh, this is kind of cool. Looks like the reports from my GPS tracker device are online.
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