In the vicinity of Hyannis, along the coast for a few miles heading west, and then back. Another nice day, though a little cooler than yesterday, about 50. Still rode in just shorts and one shirt, was a little chilly but OK.
Had a major problem getting going. Dropped the chain off to the inside of the small chain ring and it got jammed. It's happened before and I've gotten good at fixing it quickly, but this time whatever I did just got it more jammed. At some point another biker showed up, did I need any help. Not that he knew what to do, but he did offer moral support.
Finally figured it out, got the chain back where it was supposed to be, and then made a little adjustment in one place that I think will stop this from happening again. We'll see.
The ride itself was fine, and once again hustling along rather well. Maybe just having shorts on has something to do with it.
And another day of conferencing, though I skip out on the meals and the speeches, hence the chance to do some biking and some birding. Sound mind in a sound body, right? Certainly good for my morale.
Did go to three sessions, learned something at each, so that is not so bad. One about ways to make things more efficient, certainly ought to be possible even though we are dealing with educating children and not making widgets, as folks are quick to say.
The second was about the new state system for measuring how schools are doing. Well, we have to deal with it so might as well understand it.
And the third about purchasing, and the myriad of state rules, and the bad things that can happen if you don't follow them very very precisely. Also something good to know a little about but no need to know a lot.
Black skimmers (juveniles) --