Sunday, July 02, 2006
When the weather’s good, it’s like you’re always at the beach… Did anyone else notice that? Maybe not, but it’s really all the same when you’re on a bike ‘cause you’re not spending so much time checking out the surroundings. Nonetheless, heat is heat, and I attribute it to the beach, so whether I’m riding up a mountain or near the ocean while it’s hot, I’ll just assume I’m at the beach. I always envy the dude who seems to be checking out the surroundings while he’s riding.
So the last couple days have been pretty hard. Today was a nice easy 2 and a half hours. Then I went to check out the wooden boat show in Seattle, but ended up looking for it instead. It’s pretty much the same anyway, right? They both have looking involved- looking at boats vs. looking for boat shows…
I’m finally starting to get back into America mode, it’s been hard. Siesta’s a pretty hard habit to break, you’ve always got that urge to start riding around 4 pm and finish up at 8 or 9. But then you realize it’s only Spain that goes by late time so it’s a bit beneficial to make the effort to switch back.
In the last couple weeks I realized what Europe is missing… Safeway… I’m sure that there are numerous people who disagree, but the fact of the matter is that a town could be built around Safeway and flourish. So if they’d just open one in Girona, it would be perfect. Have you ever wandered the isles in a Safeway and wondered how they could possibly sell all the stuff? I mean, who’d actually need all the stuff? But it’s good, I prefer a good selection… you don’t want to make a decision to quick, you’ve gotta go through the process… 1 product 2 price 3 weight. You’ve gotta decide what you want, compare the prices, then make sure you can carry it back home via bike. I guess that’s a lot of thinking though.