Author: jaycapers

July 11, 2020

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A good day.

A singles tennis match in the morning, it was really hot, and I won the first set 6-4, then something weird happened and I lost the second 6-0. Third set tie breaker, I almost never lose in tie breakers, like sprints on bikes, it’s kind of my thing, but today my opponent went up 9-2, 8 match points. With Pat Benatar’s “It’s A Little Too Little Too Late” playing in my head, I really wanted to make it respectable. I won a point, then two, again, all he has to do is win ONE point and he wins the match…. at one point he hit a drop shot, I got to it but could only softly pop it over and he hit a cross shot and all I could do was dive for it, but got enough racket on it for a passing shot. That broke his spirit and I came back to win 11-9 and take the match.The day ended with a bike ride.

July 8, 2020

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Race day. It rained right as I started my warmup and as I was cruising along I went down hard, the bike just slide from under me on the wet packed red clay. I crashed again on the warmup just trying to get out of the woods. I was not excited to start the race after that… but I did and settled into 4th as we entered, exited and re-entered the woods, as we did there was a sweeping turn into a bridge and I just didn’t trust my tires grip and rode off the course, falling to the back of the pack. I rode hard and got back to 5th without any more crashes as the course dried as racers rode. Don’t worry, Kali is OK.

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the iPhone amazes me sometimes!

July 7, 2020

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Mountain bikes and gravel roads. Trying to get in a 100 miles a week.

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This is the third turtle I moved (saved?) from the road on today’s ride. The first one looked like this one, the second was a flat one that took off “running” up the middle of the road, barely caught it, and this was close to edge, but I still placed it off the road.