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See it here first!

So what do you do while waiting at the hospital for someone’s surgery to finish? Work, of course! Trying to get ready for tomorrow’s TrekFest sale, trying to keep things moving along despite life getting in the way. My wife gave me a bad time, saying health first, work second, but without work, you can’t pay for the health. Funny how that is.

The question is, is it “safe” to include inside references to movies that many/most may not have seen? Not that anyone would have an excuse for not seeing “Field of Dreams”, one of the great movies of all time.  I can do worse; I could have used Robocop references! Although with this photo, perhaps something out of “War of the Worlds” or “Independence Day” might have worked too. “At this rate, we could be looking at the worldwide destruction of every major city in the next 36 hours.” Guess that might explain the flee from the cities shown in the photo!

Updated, after getting back from the hospital and thinking about it some more, I present V2 (Version 2) below. Missing are movie references, and included “Chain Reaction” by name.

The return of Nigel (ouch!)

Nigel threatened his return in comments a few days ago; don’t think anyone had any idea how strong he’d be when he got back from the UK. The answer? Really, really strong.

George, Kevin (pilot) and Eric kept up with him for as long as I could keep them in sight, which was only up to the halfway point of Kings. Karen and I brought up the rear. Seemed almost like Nigel was playing with us.

The good news, for me, is that I’m definitely past whatever it was that had ailed me. Not up to feel speed yet, but give me a few weeks. The other good news was the weather; warm enough for the first morning ride of the season without leg warmers!

Now I just gotta try and get some sleep; have to get up at 5:40am to drive Kevin to Kaiser Santa Clara for hopefully his final kidney operation. Then prepare for the annual Trek sale that begins Thursday. Fun!