Cycling31:23  7.35 mi (14.1 mph) +215m ahr:139 max:174
Riding from home to Bellevue HS to work a game between Bellevue and Mercer Island. Big rivalry game, won by the home team 1-0. Of note - Bellevue is coached by Steve Zakuani, first draft pick ever made by the MLS Sounders, who is most widely remembered for this play where he suffered a complete fibula/tibia fracture (warning - graphic content):
Brian Mullan of the Rapids was given a 10-game suspension, longest in MLS history. Meanwhile Zakuani's lower leg nearly had to be amputated due to lack of blood flow, and it took him 15 months to get back to the field. However, he was never the same player again and eventually was forced to retire at 26 due to numerous injury issues.
Cycling31:04 7.66 mi (14.8 mph) +182m ahr:123 max:154
My body is minimally functional at "just keeping the lights on" levels right now. Here is a list of current corporeal maladies after Sunday:
R ankle lingering soreness - not too bad though L knee contused - disagreement w/rock L heel pain - origin unknown Split lip - fall 5min into the race Shoulders/neck sore - probably more from sleeping on a weird bed Sunday night
A bicycle is a magical thing; it's amazing how when you get on it all your aches and pains go away and all you have to do is turn your legs in a circle and you can go lots of places at relatively high speed with relatively little effort. Then when you get off, all your aches and pains come back and you want to lay down and curl into a ball. But you can't, because the world is cruel.
Cycling21:52  4.79 mi (13.1 mph)
This was the most eventful easy 20min ride I've ever had. I got blocked at a crossing in Sodo by a very long freight train, which then stopped. Being that there were no other crossings nearby and the train showed no signs of moving, I decided to jump it. What a nervy five seconds that was. Then at the next stoplight, I noticed someone sitting on the curb nearby, busy with a number of drug-related items laid out on the ground, so I got out of there as quick as I could.