50% success rate for Feng Shui

wolhIMG_5754Despite the optimal placement of the trash, recycle and compost bins at the edge of the driveway, ensuring a harmonious alignment of the Universe and our Thursday-morning ride, Kevin couldn’t make it due to a pretty bad nights sleep from his apparent kidney stone. So just me, the other Kevin, JR, Eric, Marcus and Milo… and the return of Karl.

And yes, it really is getting cooler in the mornings! Saw mid-40s for much of the ride, which isn’t so bad when you’re riding at a good clip (pretty much always the case with this ride!). Since it was Thursday it was up through the park, but not too fast, about 30 minutes or so. Overall we got back “on time” though, at 9:22, probably because we didn’t need to regroup anywhere.

Regarding Karl, this is when he’s doing his own thing in the mornings, training for cyclocross, but he decided to come out and play today anyway, despite some broken ribs from a race crash. We were kind and didn’t try to make him laugh.

Best of all, like most rides, I felt much better at the end than I did at the beginning. Definitely a great way to start the day.

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No messing around with Feng Shui this time!

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After last Thursday’s debacle, when Kevin and I ignored the perils of bad Feng Shui and moved the recycle, trash & compost bins haphazardly off to one side, I was determined we would not make the same mistake tonight! Kevin had initially asked his mom (my wife) if she was going to park the car in front of the garage tonight, which would normally mean we’d need to leave space for her to drive in & out. I told Kevin in no uncertain terms that didn’t matter; if she needed to move the bins so she could drive her car in or out, so be it, and we’d fix them.

So hopefully these are lined up exactly as they should be, biggest bin in the middle, all bins equidistant from each other. Doesn’t look like that in the photo but I think it’s the angle; when you look at the straight-on they look good. Obviously, we’ll check once more before we ride in the morning.

I think we’ve got all bases covered now. Might not have though this so important were it not for last Thursday’s ride (Kevin had a bad seizure and had to cut it short) and the apparent kidney stone he started feeling yesterday. We’re putting more faith in good old fashioned prayer, but a little bit of Feng Shui can’t hurt. –Mike–

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