Warm tonight. Frozen bottle trick worked great. Got passed by about a dozen people. One guy caught me but didn't pass so I attacked and held about a one-minute gap the rest of the way... PWN.
Had a garage flat before leaving home. Installed a new tube and put the bike in my truck before I went to work. Looks like my rear tire has the requisite amount of missing tread to merit a replacement.
Had a dermatologist appointment in the morning. He has this procedure for "draining lesions" that reminds me of the torture scene in Braveheart. He says he can usually cure staph in 2 or 3 weeks, and I'm going on 6 so he considers me a challenge.... gave me some more pills, same stuff as before.
Wildlife Encounter: Turkey vulture on the descent. He was on the right side of the road having a snack just around the corner at Moss Landing, so I was going about 40 and spooked him and he tried to fly away, crossing in front of me - had to brake hard and still almost got a face full of buzzard butt.