I'm coming to the realization that I'm a very slow biker. It happened when I was headed uphill early in the ride and was passed by someone going at least twice my speed. Is biking like running, where biking more and longer will make me faster?
Penelope--enjoy your time off.
And "the world is a nasty, scary place" news, some lunatic planted a pipe bomb and some propane tanks at an area mall yesterday. The bomb didn't go off, but the mall is located near Columbine HS and it was the anniversary of the shooting (and a day that the high school is closed). So they're searching for a "person of interest" seen in the security photos. Fast-forward to today: a random person walks into a elementary school in the same area and doesn't stop in the office to sign in. The secretary chases him down, he says he needs to use the restroom and she has him use a staff one. She thought he hadn't taken his backpack when he left and saw a ceiling tile disturbed, so she called district security who called 911 and then they evacuated all the kids to a nearby middle school. It turned out that everything was ok (the guy was a personal trainer, he did have his backpack, the ceiling tile must have been like that already anyhow because the police searched the school) but while Jeffco is tweeting to tell parents to pick their kids up at the middle school, I realized I have to tell R about the possibility of a school evacuation and that she doesn't need to worry if it happens because her principal and teachers will keep her safe and I'll know where to pick her up. She was fine with it and trusts her kindergarten teacher implicitly to keep them all safe. Meanwhile, the whole thought of elementary school children having to evacuate because some loony might be trying to hurt them is making me and tonight. (And yes, if you're wondering, I live in the same school district as Columbine.)