Friday I sat around doing nothing and trying to recover from the cold to be at my best for Saturday.
Saturday we got together with Chris, grabbed our bikes, and went riding on the same trail as the last two Saturdays – that’s three Saturdays in a row riding the same trail. Since generally we never make it back to the same trail three times in a season, I think this was particularly good for me. While I spent the entire push up the hill thoroughly exhausted and coughing and stuff, by the time we got to the top I was pretty much resigned. The ride down, however, was just fantastic – every time we ride Nicole’s trail I get a little better at it, a little quicker, and I ride a lot more of the trail than I did the last time. This ride was no exception – I think it might have been the best I’ve ridden in a very long time. It was a good feeling. I think if we go back there a couple of more times, I might be able to manage almost the whole trail (except a couple of really sharp switchbacks, I’m not sure I know the right way to ride those without tossing myself off a cliff.)
At any rate, although I was still a little sick and very exhausted from yesterday’s ride, it was a good time and I’m feeling a lot better about my riding.
After the biking we went back to Mom’s place with Chris, where we sat in the hot tub, stayed for dinner, and watched a few episodes of Numbers. We then headed home (Chris had to drop us off there, and he spent the night) where we just sat around playing SSX On Tour until we couldn’t keep our eyes open anymore.
Woke up this morning with a headache; I blame the exertions from yesterday and/or the rapid shift in weather. Yesterday it was sunny and nearly 15 degrees Celcius. Today it was pouring rain and miserable out. So we stayed in and I played a Neverwinter Nights 2 Module of Pool of Radiance. We just came back from Blockbuster, where we rented the first two dvds for Battlestar Galactica. We’ll be watching some of that tonight.
Dayle is lying on my lap all cozy and happy, his front paws resting on my laptop just next to the touchpad. Sometimes he likes to play with the touchpad, most likely because he knows he’s not supposed to.