Mira and I arrived in Seattle last night, late, after a fully day’s work, packing up the bicycles and teaching my class at Santa Clara University. We’re here for the Seattle to Portland bicycle classic, which is a 200 mile ride over two days. Dan Poliak was gracious enough to allow us to stay with him Thursday and Friday nights, and we are planning a get together with friends tonight at the home of Kelly Sjolander. We’re looking forward to it. As usual, Mira is stating that she is nervous about the ride, but I’m sure all will be well. Typically, these concerns are drown out by the competitive instict which kicks in about 20 minutes after the ride starts.