2002-12-06

Biked into work in the midst of the "Major Nor'easter" (God, TV is so panic driven!) Was lots of fun, it was a nice dry snow and actually cleaned up my bike and boots. I actually saw two plow trucks in East Windsor, I didn't know they had that many! You can't tell by how long it takes them to plow the Broad Brook and Windsorville sections of town... must save the resources for the Wal-mart and Showcase cinemas in the Warehouse point section...

I tell you, people just completely freak out in the snow. I was actually outdistancing some drivers! Then there were the mongoloid types who felt they needed to roll down their windows and make obscene comments on my method of transportation. I just waved and smiled. I get to work and the day shifters were just flabbergasted, they haven't been seeing me doing this for these past few weeks.

Started our shift did an ALS transfer to Hartford Hospital then responded as the paramedics for a sick person in Coventry. Roads were very slick, but I wasn't going as slow as the people I passed on my bike! I do have to admit that I felt safer and in better control on my bike then in the ambulance. Stayed at work this morning because I had to take my Blood Bourne Pathogens recert. Talked about Smallpox among other things including getting the atropine autoinjectors... like they're going to help... if you get hit with nerve agent you're not going to have time to use it before you fall dead onto the floor.

The roads were "clear" for the ride home, however all the wet sand and salt got me and the bike filthy... much more enjoyable to be cyling in the powder!

Oh yeah, my furnace boiler developed a large hole and I'm now heating the house with a space heater and an oven. If you don't hear from me I'm likely dead from CO poisoning... only kidding, this house has so many leaks that no CO buildup is likely...

2002-12-03

I had a several day hiatus from riding my bike. On Thanksgiving I had to be in too many places in too short a time to be able to bicyle to them all (Road Race, My Sister's, then a work shift), On Friday I went out with a young lady to see "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" in Hartford. On Saturday I went to a public Chanukah Menorah lighting in Glastonbury, then I went to a shift in Manchester. On Sunday when I figured I'd finally have a chance to ride, I found that my front brake was messed up beyond my meager skills to repair it. Made a special trip on Monday to get it fixed (required a new cable), and was finally able to bike again for last night's shift. Of course the bike's underside got covered with sand/salt because of the heavily treated roads in some parts. As usual, East Windsor's snow removal was very sub-par compared with the surrounding towns. I hope they don't pay much in taxes, at least.

Well, my dinner's done so I'll be going now...