Maple syrupy

Even a faux Canadian like me can appreciate the maple leaf, especially when a whole bunch of them shade the house as the temps inch into the upper 90s.

Sticky out there today. Eighty by the time I finally got out on the bike around 9:30. Much warmer by the time I got back. Much, much warmer.

All praise to the shade tree. It’s enough to make a druid of Franklin Graham.


7 Responses to “Maple syrupy”

  1. khal spencer Says:

    I don’t know about Global Warming(tm) but its definitely been a bit on the hot side up here–hitting just about 90 every day (which is a cold spell for Albuquerque, I realize). Sunday I went out for what was supposed to be a 35-40 mile hilly ride on the north and west side of town. By mile 25 I had blown through all my water bottles, so diverted back to the barn a little bit overcooked.

    So yesterday and today, to escape the tarmac heat (close to 90) I did loop de loops on the La Tierra Trails near the house, wearing the small 3 litre Camelbak. Monday I did the big loop in counterclockwise. Today I did the western trail in clockwise mode and added a figure 8 in the middle trail. Man, that clockwise trail had me in the granny ring on the Stumpjumper with my tongue hanging out. Its nice to have a trail near the house that gets me by the balls. Good training to get fit again.

  2. Pat O'Brien Says:

    When I checked at 2 PM, it was officially, at the airports where Carlin says nobody lives, 99 in Sierra Vista, 107 in Tucson, and 113 in Phoenix with a bad ozone advisory in effect. I think we hit 100 here, the old record was 99. No ride this morning as we had a sick Duffy to attend to. Nothing serious, but it makes you wish dogs could speak English and tell you what the hell is wrong. He is feeling better.
    Franklin Graham? Is that don the con’s buddy? Got rich daddies in common along with the talent for selling outrageous bullshit.

  3. Patrick O'Grady Says:

    Whoo, we went from heat to hurricane. A storm parked right on top of us, and Thor took some batting practice with Mjölnir. I figure the strike zone was within a kilometer of El Rancho Pendejo. Took the Innertubes right the hell offline and sent the cats under the bed.

    Glad to hear El Dufferino is feeling perkier. Turkish has a touch of the rheumatiz and is less acrobatic than he once was. But then so am I.

  4. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    Over here at Piedmont Cycling Resort we had a t-storm last night that’s cleared out the sky and knocked the humidity down a bit – perfect morning to take the bikes out. Might even try to take a photo of the snow-capped Alps to our north?
    Meanwhile, we can’t move into our new place in Sicily until the end of September so we’re damn lucky the rental we’d planned to take if the offer on the house was not accepted was still available – at least for a month!

  5. carl duellman Says:

    maple trees were good to climb when i was a kid. lots of easy branches to reach.

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