Boulder, CO- Feb 10, '06
February 10, 2006
I think there’s something about me that brings bad weather, whether it’s because I’m from Washington or I just come at inopportune times I don’t know. But I do know that when I checked Boulder’s weather while I was in Girona, it was very nice. Things change when I arrive- I woke up this morning to 14 degrees, snow and icy roads. What can I say?
Despite the “unpleasant” conditions, I had to keep my second visit to the chiropractor at 9:30, and since I’m here with a bike I had to get there on two, skinny tires. I have to admit that it was a bit awkward traveling on snowy roads on a road bike while everyone’s driving their “four-wheel drives” with chains. But the important thing was making the appointment, right? I wonder if he minded that I was soaking wet? Probably not, I suppose he prefers that over a broken back.
Nonetheless, the fact that it snowed today wasn’t of primary concern. I checked the weather yesterday and adjusted the training so that I could have the snow day off. I ended up spending much of the day washing the ice and sand off my bike after riding a total of ~3 miles. Yeah, it did dawn on me that the bike was totally covered in dirt after riding for 20 minutes, how that can be I know not.
On the way back from the chiropractor I was finally able to buy a new charger for my cell phone. I’ve been keeping it turned off to preserve “emergency battery” because I blew the charger out plugging it into a euro outlet. It’s a bit confusing, but I discovered that some cords can handle both euro and American outlets, and some can’t. My computer’s can and my cell phone’s couldn’t. I needed a converter for my cell phone not just an adapter I guess. Anyway, the new charger that I got can handle both the American and the Euro outlets so I’m all set & and only set back $38. That’s farcical- but I’ll just right it off, too. I wonder if I could’ve bought a new cell phone for $38, maybe an unlocked one on eBay. Maybe not.