Topic 1: Well, there's a couple things that Safari fails at. 1. I went into options and selected, "Open links in new tab," not "Open links in new window," however, many pages open up in new windows. I like tabbed browsing. I like having one window to work it all. 2. I use google docs and have a couple spreadsheets. On other browsers, you can navigate web-based spreadsheets normally with tab and arrow keys and such. Not so with Safari. O well, time to go back to the regular browsers. Some pages do load up faster though. Pezcyclingnews.com most notably.
Topic 2: I'm getting in shape, but not in shape. Well maybe. I did the Wed night ride and couldn't hang too well. There's 3 possible reasons why. Number one would be not enough food/drink. I was semi-strong at the beginning of the group ride, but rode solo for 1.5 hours before. I didn't have an energy drink or food till I got to the shop to start the group ride. I ate a pouch of Cliff Shot Blocks and filled a bottle with Gu2O. So I had some fuel to start out with the group. I really should have heeded my own advice and had more to eat/drink though. After an hour or so, I was struuuugling up the climbs and getting dropped bad. The droppers were: Kevin Limpach, Greg Shimonek, and Ryan Legg - all really strong guys. But in past years, I was always able to keep up or drop them. Reason number 2 was the intervals I did the day before. This is not as good of a reason since Ryan said he did pretty much the exact same thing the day before and was still riding away from me on the hills. The final reason is I'm just not as strong as them......yet. I guess the past 2 days have been about the only time going really really hard this season so I have some time to make up some ground. I do need to drop about 5-10 pounds to really fly up the hills again. I'm probably going to have to give up pop and cut back proportions to accomplish that, though. Probably a healthy choice in any event.
So my plans for the next few days are: Today, easy ride, we're talking 15mph average tops. Friday, maybe another easy ride since I'll be giving blood at lunch time. Saturday, a trip down to Lincoln to help out with the Training race our team is hosting. Sunday is up in the air. It's not looking to be great weather, but I don't care anymore. As long as it's above 15 degrees, I'm just fine with riding. Last Sunday, Bryan and I started at 8am and it was a brisk 20 at the start. That was just fine as we had a great ride. So if you have suggestions for a route/time/meeting place, I'm open to ideas.