just in from my bike ride, waited til 8:30 pm to go so it was in the 80s instead of 90s and no sun beating down.

a nice invigorating yet relaxing bike ride.
biked along the erie canal,
air so still, thus water so still, perfect reflections.
got to the 'basin", my turn around point,
as i stood there drinking my water and eating my bar,
noticed the stillness of the water, haziness of the atmosphere,
birds, the only sounds,
so peaceful and serene.

then on my way home, almost home,
a close encounter with the slithery kind!
coming out of the reeds along the side of the road,
had to swerve to miss him!
good thing no cars were coming!
screamed like a little girl!
my phobia for them runs deeper than mig's for spiders!
i'm sure of it, though maybe it is a contest unto itself.
anyway, that sure got the adrenal flowing!
think i rode twice as fast after that!

anyway, all told:

biked 7.5 miles in 35 minutes.

so new biking total is:

19.5 miles and 95 minutes.

now i need a nice relaxing shower to get over my close encounter!


Spondyloarthropathy, HLAB27 negative
Humira (still methylprednisone for flares, just not as often. Aleve if needed, rarely.)
LDN/zanaflex/flector patches over SI/ice
vits C, D. probiotics. hyaluronic acid. CoQ, Mg, Ca, K.
walk, bike
no dairy (casein sensitivity), limited eggs, limited yeast (bread)