I rode alone to Lawrence yesterday on gravel. Trudi had taken a few things down to the swap meet held before the Octoginta Tour, which is today. I haven’t ridden much in Northeastern Kansas the last couple months. When I got back early this week, it seemed like summer. Now it seems like fall.
One thing that sets off fall here is the hedge apple trees. We have a ton around here and the hedge balls are laying everywhere. I love it.
Another thing is the congregating of black birds. This time of the year, all the birds get together to go somewhere. I’m not sure where they end up, but know they do like to get together to migrate.
I’ve been out of sorts recently, physically. Lots of small problems, and a few big. I’m just going to take it as it comes and not worry about it. Well, I’m a little worried about it, but that is normal I think.
Fall is the end of the baseball season too. The KC Royals are doing amazingly well. They have won 6 playoff games straight. I have to admit, I am a fair-weather baseball fan. I’ve only been watching the games recently. 4 of the games have gone into extra innings. But even the couple that didn’t, have been over 4 hours. I thought a normal baseball game was supposed to be 3 hours. These are too long. My butt gets sore sitting there that long.
I’m going to ride my bike over to Stull right now, a small town about an hour’s ride from Topeka, to look at a minivan. My diesel van is really hurt. I think there are two problems. The biggest is that the EGR cooler is dead. Lots of water seeping out the exhaust. Plus, I think it might have warped heads, but that isn’t a fact. Whatever the problems, it is going to take a while for me to fix it or super expensive to pay someone else. Either way, it’s not getting done anytime soon, so I’m looking for another car. Have a nice Sunday.