David Johnson's Travel Blog
Bicycle Trip 1999
Okefenokee 2002
Anza-Borrego 2003
Texas 2003
Road Trip West 2003
Sequoia National Park 2004
Hiking Florida 2005
Nomadic 2005
Bicycle Trip 2009
02/08  Sumpter National Forest
02/09  Newberry, South Carolina, Sir
02/10  Brute force; then optimize
02/11  Ninety Six
02/12  Aiken, SC
02/13  Through Columbia, South Carolina
02/14  It's not so much the cold but the gosh dern humidity
02/15  Whooeee yaa ha ha ha ha c'mon gul
02/16  Isle of Palms
02/16  Whooeee yaa ha ha ha ha c'mon gul
02/17  Another day at the office
02/17  Isle of Palms
02/18  Another day at the office
02/18  Gear, part 1
02/20  Cold day colder night
02/21  Truly in "The South"
02/22  Rain, wind and hills
02/23  Gear, part 2
02/25  I lost my pants
02/27  Eighty-mile week
02/28  Montezuma
03/01  Snow day
03/02  Calico cats and pumpkins
03/03  Ashburn
03/04  Mosquitoes!
03/05  So what's up with those shoes?
03/06  Would you like rotten bacon with that?
03/07  Claim your lane
03/09  I talk a lot
03/10  Ocala National Forest
03/13  Trespassing Again
03/14  Burned
03/16  urban jungle
03/17  Withdrawal
03/19  Ping, clack, tink be gone
03/20  Everglades National Park
03/21  I walked this?
03/22  "Just like a plane."
03/23  Technical difficulties
03/26  Nothing is simple
03/27  Oranges for miles and miles
03/28  First Century
03/29  Withlacoochee I barely knew you
03/30  Cedar Key
03/31  Feral Cat Capitol
04/04  Cramping my style
04/08  Still in Cedar Key
04/10  Going again
04/11  Stop poking me
04/12  Back roads rule
04/15  What time is it?
04/16  Another day in AlaBAMa
04/17  All you guys look the same to me
04/18  (pictures)
04/19  Feedback
04/22  Wanna see our shrimp?
04/23  What goes down must go up
04/24  One of these customers is not like the others
04/25  Have a safe ride
04/26  Broad shoulders
04/29  Observe that the tower is closed
05/02  Rain rain don't bother going away now
05/03  Water water everywhere and I'm not even thirsty
05/04  Training
05/05  Life aboard the Texas Eagle
05/06  But it's a dry heat
05/14  The end is nigh
05/15  Six mile walk
05/16  Home on the farm
Bicycle Trip 2010
Nomadic 2010
Little Bicycle Trip 2011
Wisconsin Bicycle Trip 2011
Bicycle Trip 2011
Nomadic 2011
Kayak Trip 2012
Nomadic 2012
Liverworks Productions
Nomadic 2013
Liverworks Productions
Texas Pig Hunting
Bicycle Trip 2014
Bicycle Trip 2015
Biking West 2015
Chickens and Pheasants 2016
Biking About 2016
New Zealand 2016
Kayak Trip 2017

I lost my pants


Today was almost a perfect day for biking. A favorable wind pushed me down quiet country roads. Blossoms, green grass and warm temperatures hinted at the very beginnings of Spring. Birds were out in force. It was a little cloudy, but that is preferable to getting sunburned again. And why do people keep calling me?! ARGH!

This morning I debated with myself. Should I hope that no customers will call and hit the road? Or should I stay at the hotel and wait for the inevitable issues to arise. I chose to bike.

The early morning was a bit brisk, but would have been barely noticeable if I hadn't broken the zipper on my cycling vest. It quickly warmed up, however, and I found a place to lean my bike as I stripped off a layer. I was leaning the bike because this morning I also broke the kick stand while cleaning the chain. The bike was leaning against a pillar beneath a bridge where boats are launched. Thinking back I can picture in my mind the exact spot where my pants are still crumpled up on the ground. Pants are overrated.

By noon it was obvious that work was feeling needy and demanding my presence. Calls, voicemails and emails never used to be an issue on dirt roads. And there's nothing quite like continuously asking customers, "Can you repeat that? A truck just drove by." I changed course and found myself a hotel in McRae by one o'clock, where I proceeded to deal with issues. It looks like tomorrow (forecasted to be even nicer than today) will also be spent dealing.

So far I don't think I've done more than three days of biking a week. How pitiful is that? Oh well. It's not like I have someplace to be.

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