random stuff for monday

Yeah, I’ve gone off on the political rant tangent again – remember it’s randomduck you’re dealing with!

But in some good news: the LeMond is back in one piece – hooray! One local shop had a spare SRAM PowerLink for me to use, which solved the pesky chain issue. And during lunch today, another local shop trued my rear wheel, which is now spinning so nicely: smooth, wobble free, and responsive. Can’t wait for tomorrow’s “Downtown Breakaway” ride.

Of course, the heat index is predicted to be in the range of 100 to 110 degrees during ride time, so I need to remind myself to hydrate tomorrow. “Hydration is good, Rudi – hydration is good.”

And the days off the bike have allowed me to get back some of the hunger for the ride – not a bad thing, especially during the dog days of summer.

If you want to see some things I’ve captured in pictures, check out my Flickr page.

If you want to see what’s been playing on my computer’s music system, check out my Last.fm page.

And if you want to check out a playlist or two, check out Selective Service.