Hrmph. It appears I’ve missed a Project 52 deadline for the first time this year. Rest assured, fickle reader, that it was not for lack of trying. Actually, as I put the finishing touches on a thousand-word entry yesterday, I decided it just wasn’t worth bothering with. The post was more or less a rant about the similarities between Apple Computer’s business model (of late) and the health care legislation that’s currently looming over our country like the tidal wave at the end of The Abyss.
I wrote the post late Friday night, and read through it a few times yesterday, tweaking here and there. And then I read through it a couple more times. And then I asked myself, “why bother posting this?”. The answer wasn’t because I wanted to make a point, or share my conclusions, or push my point of view – it was because a new week was about to start, and I didn’t have anything else chambered up. So I flushed it. In the grand scheme of things, no one who reads this blog would have their mind changed by a bitchy post relating geek issues to Obamacare. And no one new would have visited the site just to see my rant. Why bother?
We had plenty of excitement in the afternoon, either way. After I nuked the rant, Kelly and I jumped in the car and headed out to Geneva Bike, in hopes of walking in with a gift certificate (a Christmas present from my parents) and leaving with a new pair of cycling shoes for me. Of course, you can’t go to a shop like this and not browse around a little – and that browsing landed us in front of a wall of ladies’ road bikes. As Kelly eyed one in particular – a Trek 2.1 left over from last year – I wandered off to play around on the 29′ers. A few minutes later, I found her (and the bike) bolted into a trainer, getting fitted! Long story short, after the bike was set up and we talked it over, it ended up coming home with us…
As much as I love mountain biking, I’m hoping that Kelly’s new wheels will give me a little more excuse to get out on the road with my trusty old Trek this season (after Craig tunes it up, of course). Stay tuned here; I’m sure we’ll have experiences to share!