Lunchtime Bicycle Ride

“Bicycling” Cedar Park, 2021

Here are a few photos and a video from my lunchtime bicycle ride along Brushy Creek Regional Trail. We’re fortunate to live near a beautiful hike and bike route. Please watch the video if you have time! 😊

“Mango” Cedar Park, 2021
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/9, 1/2700 sec, ISO640
“Birds, Bikes, and Boards” Cedar Park, 2021
“On the Trail” Cedar Park, 2021

Trip to the Vet

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/5, 1/100 sec, ISO640
“Good View” Cedar Park, 2021

We took Lani to the veterinarian today for a wellness exam and to update her with vaccinations. The doctor said that apart from some tartar on her teeth, she’s perfectly healthy!

And she did great at the animal hospital… just a bit excited but no messes and when the vet’s helper came to take Lani back to the exam room, she went without a fuss. In fact she went with enthusiasm. 😄 She’s so funny.

Shorter Running Shorts

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/3200 sec, ISO32
“Bright Thighs” Cedar Park, 2021

I bought some new running shorts, which are shorter (5″) than the shorts I usually wear running. Those two pairs are actually soccer shorts that I bought for $9 each at Ross or Marshall’s several years ago. This new pair of shorts from Target is very comfy, and the shorter length is more comfortable for running, especially in the blazing summer heat.

But wow, the parts of my thighs that are newly exposed are blinding, aren’t they? Hopefully after a few more daytime workouts it won’t be so shocking. 😅

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Bicycle Work

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/80 sec, ISO3200
“White Saddle” Cedar Park, 2021

Look! A new seat for Sophie. This saddle is from Retrospec, and I have a black one on Mango. I find it very comfortable, but unfortunately they don’t make them anymore. So when I stumbled across this white specimen, I ordered it right away. I think it goes well with the white cables, and would pair nicely with white handlebar tape. But I am going to try some black cloth tape and see how it looks. If the mismatch is too much to take, then I can even move my black saddle to Sophie, but I think the white looks fun and very 80s. 🤣

FYI, I am waiting on a new, wider set of handlebars for Sophie. Wider will be more comfy, but I’m worried that she’s becoming less vintage… So I’m having second thoughts and might just keep with the original narrow bars. We’ll see!

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/50 sec, ISO3200
“Rossa” Cedar Park, 2021

As for Rossa, I’ve ordered some new shoes (tires) for her and set her up with the frame bag and Sophie’s old seat. I think the Bianchi is looking good! Hopefully by this weekend she’ll have her new shoes and we can go for a spin.

You know, the white seat might look good on Rossa too since she has white cables and the large white Bianchi graphics. Maybe some cheap white handlebar grips and white pedals would look fun?

So. Many. Possibilities!

Quick Urgent Care Visit

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/120 sec, ISO125
“Wall Things” Cedar Park, 2021

High school marching band season is starting up for the new school year and Koa needed to get a physical exam. We’ve gone to the same Urgent Care facility for the past few years and it has always been quick and inexpensive. There was a more of a wait before seeing the doctor, but once we got in, the examination took only a few minutes. Yay!

One sad thing that we saw: a man came in who was diagnosed with COVID-19. He said it has been a week since he tested positive and his condition hadn’t improved. As he waited in the corner with his head down, you could see that he was fatigued and not in good condition. What a stark reminder that people are still suffering here in Texas.

Please get vaccinated!