Started the morning early with a 4800yd trip through the fish bowl. Pacing was "eh" core and arms were decimated from the new Kom Do teacher last night. Egads. 1:30 total time.<br><br>
then scramble to gather up the boys and get to an Eagle Scout court of honor (basically honoring a newly minted Eagle Scout). Good times, both boys were impressed.<br><br>
Right before the ceremony got a call from work - everything's down. Everything? Yeah, everything. Massive power event destroyed maybe $5k in gear including our primary data center firewall. Well, put in the spare. Yeah, what spare. REALLY?! While they scramble to put in temporary measures (heads will roll Monday) Had to go drop $2k on a replacement, get it (with 21 minutes to spare before they closed for weekend), deliver it to the office while they work to get all customers online. One of the email servers won't come back easily.<br><br>
FINALLY off on my bike, 4 hrs @ 66 miles I think? or 71? or 61? dunno - also had a complete Garmin fail. PT didn't help since I forgot to clear it from the prior trainer workout. Crap. Anyway, I'm thinking 66 miles. On trails, which on the one end are open... but on the other have grown some serious bumps. Lost 1 water bottle in hour 1. Second at hour 2. Found the second on hour 3, and found the first on hour 4. So all is well... except one of them is busted. Anyway, that screwed with my hyrdation. I also tested some new food sources. Yeah, didn't work out so great. Oh well, it was an experiment. All in all an "ok" ride - but like Mike was saying, wicked azz winds around here. So I was 2.5hrs out and 1.5hrs back. Barely made it in before dark.<br><br>
Back home to deal with work until 10:30 when i collapsed. Must.hide.eggs.before.kids.get.up. I set the alarm. I had no faith I'd get up in time otherwise.