Memorial Day Weekend

With no work on Monday, I seized the opportunity to crank out two days in a row.

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  1. You can see the album for photo locations and whatnot.
  2. Saturday

  3. As usual, I started at 05:00.
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    Picasa Web Albums - Neil Hodges
  5. There were far fewer cyclists this time.
  6. I noticed that the televisions on the ferry, which are usually used for advertising and recorded news, were showing the Windows 7 desktop instead.  Something wasn't right.
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    Picasa Web Albums - Neil Hodges
  8. After an earlier ride, I learned to correct Google Maps's directions through the Kitsap Peninsula to avoid certain roads.  This improved routing takes me through Suquamish.
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    Picasa Web Albums - Neil Hodges
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    Picasa Web Albums - Neil Hodges
  11. On my way to Chimacum, I noticed that I wasn't pedaling particularly efficiently and was lifting my feet a tiny bit off of the pedals each time.  This being an artifact of when I pedaled more slowly in the past, I corrected that and starting holding my feet more firmly to the pedals through the power stroke.  The end result was that I was pedaling more quickly and wearing my thighs out less.
  12. At Chimacum, there were a couple of guys waiting for a music festival at community center adjacent to the park.  One guy rode in on his bike with a violin and a guitar on its rear rack, and he really liked my bike.  He said that he's inspired to try out things when he sees nice bikes.  The other guy had been disabled by a car accident years ago and wasn't doing too well.
  13. Unfortunately, there was nobody to be seen at the community center, so the bike rider started playing his guitar and singing; it was a sad song, but it was nice.
  14. After an earlier ride to Port Townsend, I learned to tell Google Maps to use the highway instead.  There were bike lanes and everything, though they dumped cyclists onto the sidewalks at roundabouts.  It was certainly much faster than what I did that time.
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    Picasa Web Albums - Neil Hodges
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