Tuesday, December 2, 2008


I have been unable or unmotivated to ride my bike outside over the past days. Mainly due to the snow, ice and freaking cold weather. I did take my bike with us on our trip to OK, and rode then. I did about 15 miles of trail/cross country riding. I got 1 flat and a big thorn in my other tire but my slime stopped that leak, but my rear tire did not have enough slime in it. So my wife came to pick me up as we were about 3 miles from home. I could have patched it on the road but needed something to pull the thorn out of my tire. It was tiny would have just punctured my tube again in another place. Weather in OK was great. 70's and almost no wind. 50 degrees at 8 am is pretty nice at the end of November no matter where you live.

I am stressed about debate related things. We host NFL in less than 2 weeks and we are struggling to get judges. Following NFL is the regional tournament. I wonder how much my debaters want to succeed? I see some of them working like mad but on what I am not sure. Some of them work but only for personal gain. They do not see this as a team activity. Selfish would accurately describe both of these debaters. If it does not effect them directly, they do not care. They do not expect help and no one is willing to give it because it is not reciprocal. I am stressed and with the weather starting to turn foul, I am not sure but wonder if I am getting depressed a little. I rode the indoor bike today and it was a good workout. I think doing that when I am depressed will help since I cannot ride outside. Riding outside really perks me up, provided it is not 20 degrees with 20 MPH wind out of the north.

The indoor bike I ride sucks. The seat is super large and really uncomfortable. I want to get an indoor trainer for my bike. I like that seat.
This Friday we have 3 tournaments and a debate demo at the middle school. Can't wait.

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