I got caught by Starla in my Bike Central T-Shirt on a day I planned to ride...somewhat. Starla was ill, and I had been and had almost recovered. I was going to do the UCSD to Carlsbad Village ride I'd done two weeks before. However after that ride, I fell ill, and, well, didn't ride so much. But, armed with renewed health, and the new Wilco album, supported by the tiny desk concert , I made my way up the coast again. Thanksgiving and Christmas reservations at Joshua Tree loom, so I can no longer submit to depression, and I have to get fit for the 8 mile climb into the park. I guess it's for the best...we'll see what Gram Parsons has to say.