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Auto-bike [Aug. 23rd, 2012|01:25 pm]
Zoethe
Yesterday I felt very sick. Today, I had two court dockets to attend; 9:30 am and 1:00 pm. I decides that I would drive to the morning one, run an errand, come home, and then decide if I felt up to biking back to the afternoon one. Erin came home last night and we talked about her riding along with me. 

This morning's docket, which usually is a 45-minute affair, took almost 2 hours. I rushed to run my errand and clattered through the door with the same plan: determine if Erin was up to riding. 

See what I did there? 

Erin said no, but I was running late and on autopilot by that time. I pulled on bike shorts and changed shoes, packed up my stuff and took off. 

I was over halfway to town before my brain caught up and said, "wait a minute! Am I up to this?!"

The answer is pretty much, not really. But I was committed by then. So now in sitting in court feeling kind of nauseated. Again. 

I'm really not very bright....
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[User Picture]From: lawchicky
2012-08-23 06:39 pm (UTC)
You are much braver than I. I consider using the stairs in court enough exercise for the day and am often too disheveled after walking from the train station to the courthouse. I can't even imagine how I'd look after a bike ride!

*hugs* I hope you feel better!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2012-08-23 08:04 pm (UTC)
I rely on the very nice restroom just inside the courthouse and the fact that everyone there already knows I'm crazy. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: fyarr
2012-08-23 06:52 pm (UTC)
On the one hand, your brain going in to autopilot and hopping on that bike is an awesome thing.

On the OTHER hand, feeling nauseated in court is probably not the best possible outcome there.

In either case, it's awesome that you pulled it off, and to that I say congratulations. I decided that I'd bike to work this past Monday after having purchased a new bike on Saturday (and not ridden in YEARS) and paid a similar price. I didn't do it again on Tuesday.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2012-08-23 08:05 pm (UTC)
It takes a little time to build up to commuting daily. How far is your ride?

And yeah, the autopilot-to-biking thing was a little weird, but better than autopiloting to driving!
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[User Picture]From: fyarr
2012-08-23 08:09 pm (UTC)
It's only about 2 miles, and the ride here was wonderful! It was the ride back home, uphill 70% of the way that killed me.

I'd rather bike than drive to work because it is such a short distance, but, it's not something I'm autopiloting quite yet..
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2012-08-23 08:25 pm (UTC)
Keep it up, and you will soon be a Hill God. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: mariadkins
2012-08-23 08:13 pm (UTC)
i can't wait until i'm healed enough to buy a new bike!!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2012-08-23 08:26 pm (UTC)
I look forward to that for you!
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From: simulated_knave
2012-08-24 01:27 am (UTC)
I will now relate the story of morning admin court.

I volunteer with the legal aid clinic at the law school. One day, we had morning admin court. Morning admin court starts at 930. And since it goes in order of seniority, legal aid law students get to wait until noon or so. It's usually all wrapped up by one-thirty. So it goes.

So I toddle down there at 1PM-odd. I have some stuff to do at magistrate's court downstairs. I finish that up in about ten minutes, and go up to relieve the guy with the 2PM matter who's sitting in admin court. I sit back and wait.

He comes back from his 2PM matter at 3. We sit together.

At 3:55 PM, we get to stand up and speak to our matters. We get out of there at 4:15.

To this day I suspect that if I'd given that judge the granola bar in my pocket I would now be a clerk.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2012-08-24 02:51 pm (UTC)
That's a brutal day!
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From: anonymousalex
2012-08-24 03:19 pm (UTC)
Perhaps you should get in the habit of keeping an ainti-emetic in your bike bag.

-Alex
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2012-08-25 01:29 am (UTC)
Or, you know, some kind of snack, since much of it appears to have been hunger. O_o
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