Good for you. It was worth the wait.
Tonight's triple lullaby. Hopefully I got the right versions. Close enough.
Jason Mraz - Childlike Wildlife. I've also seen it called "Childlike Wildlike."
That is a long song.
Sometimes HoneyBunny will still be singing along 4 minutes in. Even the scat.
This is the most likely song to leave me passed out on the kids' floor.
Jason Mraz - Remedy
Counting Crows - Hangin' Around
I lost one kid by the time that song started.
And then there was Juneathon.
Or rather, first there was Juneathon.
Swam to start the morning.
Misplaced my goggles yesterday.
That means Kickboard.
Tired legs + Kickboard = Make sure you have your goggles before leaving the house.
Afternoon I found an 8-mile bike.
Such beautiful weather.
Fast bike ride, practiced cornering because ya know that'll save me like 7 seconds in the Philly Tri.
Supposed to, as usual, brick the run.
Nope. Tennis baseball with the neighbor kids.
Tennis baseball complete, prep for run.
Kids want to run with me.
Yeah. So we run like .01 miles and hang out at the playground well past dark.
Perfect night for it. Late sunset. Full moon. Clear sky. Fireflies.
Return home, attack a quick 1 mile run. Juneathon Day 15. Done.
Let's wrap up with the title: Rules of the Road
My friend Matt emailed me and asked about biking protocol.
Which isn't always followed.
Well as both a runner and triathlete, I am disliked by all. Runners, bikers, and triathletes (wanna-be-bikers).
That gives good perspective.
Rules when riding your bike on the road:
- You are traffic
- Bike with traffic
- Bike in shoulder
- Shoulder not available. Stay within 18 inches of side of road.
- Stop at red lights and stop signs
- Only run stop signs that cars normally run. And, just like cars, at least fake a stop.
- Do not cheat. You cannot cross the street on a red light. You are traffic.
- Work with cars. Tell them with hand signals when NOT to pass you because of oncoming traffic. Tell them when they CAN pass you if the road ahead is clear.
- Wear a helmet
- While biking within a group, with an approaching car from behind, do not ride abreast. Ride single file
- Do not use your cell
- Do not listen to music. Even a single ear bud.
- Give cars the right of way. Hope that cars are thinking "give bikes the right of way"
- Give runners the right of way.
- Do not kick or punch cars that make you angry.
- If you must bike within traffic, for example to make an upcoming left turn, make sure traffic can accommodate you. Otherwise, wait.
- Get a car's permission if you must enter traffic for safety reasons, for example a steep downhill that is launching you at 40+ MPH and you need better cornering
- Finally, yes. You as a biker have a pretty quick option to convert to pedestrian. But you have to be consistent.
- If you are biking on the sidewalk, stay on the sidewalk
- If you are biking on the road, do not use the sidewalk unless it would be foolish not to do so. For example to bypass a back-up of 20+ cars.
- If you must disobey traffic signals, get off your bike and pedestrianicize yourself.
The bottom line is that I want to respect the opportunity to ride on public roads.
I want cars to respect me as a biker.
I do not like bikers that ignore the rules of the road.
I do not like cars that assume all bikers are pricks.
I do not like cars that rush to get in front of me as we approach a red light or stop sign.
I will see how Matt responds to these rules that I follow and recommend.
Perhaps he will be a guest blogger.
Until then, on to Juneathon Day 16.