Hi. It's Joe.
I had optimistically, perhaps even manically, intended to bike commute all the way to work in Middleton WI from my home in Cambridge WI this morning. I ended up driving part way in and commuting the rest of the way, per my usual ritual. This was in part due to being really tired at 5 AM.
I was getting up at 5 AM on most days during RAGBRAI. I thought I might be able to maintain that schedule after I got back, but I was wrong. That is too dang early. Instead, I had a leisurely breakfast and then drove to the parking spot in Cottage Grove WI, from whence I biked to Mike's house, intent on commuting in with my drummer buddy. Unbeknownst to me, his wife and cousin had decided to join the commute, riding a tandem. We went the longer way, north around Lake Mendota. It was a nice ride, but cut into work time a little bit. Not that I cared.
I had a nice lunch date today. Nice enough to want to have a second one, and I guess it was mutual. So Friday, I am taking her out to lunch again. Then if she comes to my show on Saturday and likes the rocking, maybe things will go from there. Of course, she could hate my band, and that would be a bad sign, because my band is awesome. But optimism reigns supreme.
Tomorrow I am going to bike commute again, kind of early because I have band practice after work that I need to get home for by 6 PM. It is GUPPY EFFECT v2.0 practice. We have a show on August 25 (Saturday) at Carps Landing in Lake Mills WI. You should come if you are free.
I am going up to the cottage the weekend of August 11. It is the only weekend other than Labor Day that I can go up there and visit with my sister and niece and nephew. I have five days off at Labor Day. That's going to make for an awesome BIKE WITH (OR WITHOUT) MELINDA weekend. Todd and Sherry are going to go, which is cool. I will probably round up a few more people between now and then. I hope Rod can go.
Well, I have food waiting for me, then an early night.