July 28th, 2018: Did the Bad Bass half marathon with Virginia. Our time was nothing to brag about, but we knew it wouldn't be. Started an hour before the "race" with the hiker division. That meant we were about half way around the course when the first of the runners started passing us. The really fast ones were poetry in motion. Very fit guys hauling ass. We did our best to stay out of their ways. Then it was like being a spectator with an awesome seat (if you don't count the fact that we were sometimes in the way due to narrow trail issues) for a few miles. Then for the last few miles it was almost like running in place, in that the people ahead of and behind us didn't change much as the miles melted away. Gotta do some getting in shape!

     

4/20/18: It was fun being a honcho for San Jose Bike Party's Green Ride.

5/1/18: Got a nice email from someone that wanted me to look at this website. Seemed like good information on a topic we all care about.

5/9/18: After we talked on the phone Nassim made this great "postcard" out of my words. Couldn't resist putting the version above here.

          

Green shirts are on Tian & Virginia at the Go Green race start in Hellyer Park. Tian finished in a PR 3:27:17. We got about the same time.

          

New jersey from the San Jose Barracudas free jersey game.

      



August 5th: The microwave oven that inhabited the kitchen for many years made a loud noise and stopped cooking stuff a few weeks ago. Probably I got at least a dozen good years of cooking out of it. Took me a while to get around to ordering a replacement. Didn't want to get one from the same company, that one should have lasted a bit longer. Ordered this GE at Lowe's because they had bike parking for customers, unlike the other store around here that sells built in microwave ovens. It finally got here on Sunday. So happy to be able to heat water without warming the kitchen again!