Chilling in SoCal
|If I am ever forced to choose a last meal, this might just be it.|
I chose to grab a little dessert at the Ben & Jerry's across the street before walking off some of my meal by Poke' hunting.
While waiting for the evening's scrimmages I was blindsided by an incredible women. I had been relaxing on the couch when one of the officials asked for me to come talk to someone about my bike. That someone turned out to be a skater from the Hollywood Scarlets. Turns out she rides a black CB500X like what mine started out as before the Rally-Raid install. We went outside and talked about my bike a bit and all the modifications. The more we talked the more I realized how beautiful she was and what a genuine spark for life she had. I was shocked to realize that I didn't just find her beautiful, I was actually feeling attracted to her and like a genuine connection was happening. With Cat being so central to my life it just hadn't been something that had happened for a long time. It was like an old part of me was waking up from a long slumber. While I really hoped she would stick around and play the scrimmages that night, it was likely for the best that she didn't since it was such an overwhelming sensation after so long only caring for Cat.
|Working as Head Ref in the Angel City Warehouse under the eyes of WFTDA level 3 ref Allyn UR Grill|
- Photo credit to Celeste Johnson
Waking up in a new place for a second day in a row is starting to feel odd. The one day one bed then on is really quite comforting and yet disconcerting as I process through memories and make new ones.
After a quick shower and gearing up I went for breakfast downtown at a smoothie shop where I grabbed an acai bowl to go with my protein smoothie. I feel a bit like a yuppie with all the juice bars but it really helps get my day started.
It was time to go grab the parts I would need to get me through Baja and I went to a place called Fun Bike Center and bought a new chain, two front sprockets, a new rear Anakee Wild tire, air filter, and oil and filter for the change.
|Doing maintenance with only the tools I carry on the bike. I love my Motion Pro Metric Trail tool though. So useful!|
|The joy of a too-tight oil filter means I have to use some old-school tricks to get her free.|
|NoMad in front of the new home for Nomad Donuts. Hard to argue that serendipity.|
|Those fries though!|
Lauren's boyfriend came by and the four of us watched the football game. More realistically Lauren and her boyfriend watched the game and Kristen and I both worked or played on our phones. After football they put on the second presidential debate and I lost even more faith in humanity and more specifically the US's chances with a good result from this election. No matter who wins, the world losses.