D-Tour 2007: Glendale, AZ to Del Rio, TX myThoughts

Back from the Cruise

We are back from the cruise. It was fun but I don’t recommend taking a three year old on a cruise unless you are willing to put them in the kids program; my wife wasn’t. The at sea days were the hardest.

Now that we are back, I have to get starting on the 1000 mile bike training. I rode the stationary bike for an entire 10 miles on the cruise. The ride to work yesterday was tough – I’m out of shape, and I broke a spoke yesterday. Its 6:40 this morning, and I have to be on the road no later than 7am if I’m going to make it to work in time to take a shower, so until I have more time…

D-Tour 2007: Glendale, AZ to Del Rio, TX

What is going on here?

I rode for 26 miles on Friday and then for 30 on Saturday. I intended to ride on Sunday but with church and family functions I never got out there. Monday I wasn’t feeling well and I was actually going to call off work, but I had just too much to get done before my vacation starting this weekend, so I worked from home: translation – no bike ride. Yesterday I had to go to another building several miles from my normal work place, so riding the bike was out of the question. So, although I had intended to ride my bike for four days this week with at least 20 miles a day – I haven’t been on the bike yet. So today was going to be different. I went to bed early last night, I got up on time to ride the entire way to work without having to catch the bus, I got dressed and headed to the garage to get on the bike… WAIT FOR IT…. That’s right – I have a flat tire. Arrgghhhh!!!!

If I’m going to ride 1000 miles in less than six weeks, I need all the training I can get!


Working Vacation

I knew I should have turned off my phone when I went to bed last night!  I was awaken at 2 am with the sound of my phone going off – I had a page – Three actually.  We have service level agreements that we have to meet.  If no one respondes to the first page, we get another 15 mins later.  If no one respondes to that one, we get another.  The page this morning is a Sev 2 ticket.  We have three severity levels.  Sev 1 tickets have to be responded to within 15 mins.  Sev 2’s give us something like four hours.

Anyway, here I am at 2:30 in the morning, working.  I should have turned off my phone…