Disappointing Game of Thrones return

OK, I gotta be honest here. This was not a worthy restart of the series. I initially thought it merited a 6 out of 10; that’s too charitable. Maybe 5. Having to watch the dragons cruising around doing nothing for an interminable amount of time seemed pointless. The big march the show opened with… was there a point? The revelation of Jon Snow’s true heritage, explained to him by someone… that should have been a big moment he came to realize on his own.

No real tension either. Nobody in danger of dying. Heck didn’t it seem there’d at least be a danger from dragons not getting enough food?
But really, weren’t we all looking forward to Jon Snow finding his place in dramatic fashion? Whether the rightful heir to the throne or not?

Very disappointing.

Cars behaving badly (but at least they’re not threatening us, just being stupid)

Every day you can ride is a nice day. The smells, the colors, life going by at just the right speed. But why are some motorists insistent on taking extraordinary risks to save a few seconds? Is their job so much fun they’ll risk life & limb getting there? Check out the car in the photo. We’re descending 84, towards Woodside. This guy is passing Kevin entirely in the wrong lane, on a corner, with no way to know if there’s oncoming traffic. A total percentage game. Russian roulette. You can only do this so many times before you can’t. At least the reaction time for either this guy or an oncoming car would be so short there’d be no way for either to take one of us out.

Nice this morning to not have any fog. Dry roads everywhere. Kevin (kid) and I were joined by George (long time no see!) and Mark (who left at the top of the park). Nice seeing people we hadn’t ridden with in a while. No records being set (duh, just 9 days back on the bike for me!) but we had a good time.