Patti (whipartist) wrote,
Patti
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The good news is, it's not broken

As I was riding home from work today, something flew into my left foot as I was going about 70MPH. When it hit, I yelled a string of obscenities that would make a sailor blush, and then altered my course so that I rode through the Port of Oakland, rather than on the freeway. That way, I wouldn't be going nearly as fast, and if I wound up needing to stop I wouldn't be in heavy traffic.

It hurt so much I was barely able to shift, but I got the bike into second gear and kept it there the whole way home. Stop signs got California stops, so that I didn't have to put weight on my foot.

By the time I got home it wasn't nearly as bad. I could walk on it with only a bit of a limp. And now, a few hours later, there's almost no limp at all and just a bit of residual soreness. Whew!


I went to the Legend of the Motorcycle show over the weekend-- it was a huge bike show in Half Moon Bay, with hundreds upon hundreds of classic bikes, some over a hundred years old! I initially balked at the $65 admission fee, but it turned out to be massively worth it. I have dozens of pictures in the Legend of the Motorcycle pool on Flickr.


The new job is good, if busy. It's a good place for me, and I'm having fun cramming my brain full of knowledge. The product is way cool. Very shortly the pressure is going to be high.


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