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From the moment I woke up in the morning I felt under the weather. I was determined to doing something (like painting my windows for instance, something I've postponed for as long as they were installed) but couldn't really.

So I read the news, set a purchase limit for a stock (which was never reached) and read someone's blog from the very first post. I'm not finished yet (slow reader here).

Thank you for entertaining me mister. 😉

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2005 in Uncategorized

 

visa required

I just called this department hall then the city hall. Unfortunately I was right: an optical reading machine readable passport isn't enough anymore and the ones with biometrics will only be available next Spring (at best)… In the mean time anybody travelling to the US from the EEC this country must ask for a visa.

This takes us how many years back?

This is the mean side of me showing but I do hope they'll be severly understaffed at the US embassy in Paris.
Let me rephrase it: I do hope they will dimension their staff at the US embassy in Paris accordingly.

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Posted by on October 31, 2005 in Uncategorized

 

31 miles

The advantage of riding on the same road is that I don't have much surprise over part of the route. The drawback is, I keep thinking “I haven't reached [insert town here] yet” and this will only get worse … hopefully.

I stopped at RC's, at Saint loup de Varenne, for a quick visit that I had threatened him with but only stayed there 10 minutes.

Due to time change I don't quite remember correctly my times… I should have recorded them right away, :-/ I have 14:26, and 15:09 in mind which must correspond to my return.

I ate at Tournus which is 25 km south of Chalon.
I think it took me something like 2 hours (less 10-15 minutes stop at RC) but that would give me a 5-6 miles / hour… Granted I had to struggle against the wind… that same wind that allowed the same me to cover the same distance in 45 minutes!! This translates into 33 miles / hour !!! ?? There must be some mistake.

My balls went numb again, I definitely need to adjust the saddle but all in all it was an Ok ride.

I think I left home at 10:46 Summer time, which is 11:46 Winter time… {10-15mn at RC's + 30 to 45 minutes lunch at Tournus} = calculations headache… 2:45, più o meno 20 minuti.

I felt great once at home after a shower but I probably felt done with for the day too soon and didn't cover properly. An hour or so later I had to take a nap which lasted 2 hours.

This morning, there are parts of my body I feel sore like before flu… And I caugh a little. I wanted to test riding 2 days in a row but I'll postpone until tomorrow. Besides it should be or even today.

That's what training is supposed to do to the body too: not only is it a workout for muscle but it must add endurance for when I'll have to chain rides after rides for 7 days.

I'm obviously not quite there yet. Add the money problem and having to ship the bike and… I don't want to think about it.

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2005 in Uncategorized

 

Halloween

Happy Halloween everybody


 
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Posted by on October 31, 2005 in Uncategorized

 

helping others

It's past 08:00AM, outside though temperatures are a bit chilly. I'm preparing for my second ride and, yes, with again 2 days off to come and not a worry in mind things couldn't be better.

There are some, no matter how beautiful it is outside it might as well rain or fall shit for it wouldn't make much difference with what they're feeling inside. I don't like what I read , your symptoms and most of all the worries your post conveyed. I don't like it because I don't know how to best comfort people in similar situations. I don't like it because, selfishly, it could be me next, I don't know.

I don't know how other would deal with an 'uneasy' ct scan technician or a 'bit more serious than usual' physician. How do they do those who apparently live through it without visible signs they're living hell? I couldn't, I know myself.

I imagine the day I read some f***g analysis with really bad results I'll receive it like a ton of bricks on my feet, I'll crumble, stumble, fall maybe and yes, from that day on, will see others differently. Others and me live in different worlds. Others belonging to the sound one, not me.

My paths and theirs might be separate they do communicate though. Yes, the same blue sky and shinning sun may look different depending upon our perspective of things then, they're there for us all. Don't separate yourself from the rest because you so happened to have bad news, you so happened to learn that your life will take a different route than the usual common one for a while.

I wouldn't say, like one of your presidents, that there's “nothing to fear but fear itself” because there is. I'd say fear is definitely not your best friend. Neither is pessimism, Courage and realism are.

I haven't finished my breakfast yet. I already anticipate my balls will, again, become numb during the ride.

Then what?

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Posted by on October 30, 2005 in Uncategorized

 

Just dreaming

527 Euros = minimum price for a return ticket to San Francisco from Paris, via Amsterdam (KLM is a dutch company though owned by Air France)

Doesn't cost much to dream, does it?

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Posted by on October 29, 2005 in Uncategorized

 

Xoops over Spip

Well, looks like it's going to be Xoops and not Spip that I'll use at my URL at Free.fr.

I need to change things here and there, like a new logo for instance but first …. I need to live a bit; the better part of the day is almost gone and I haven't stepped outside yet. *head nodding in despair*

 
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Posted by on October 29, 2005 in Uncategorized