Everyone says that Friday the 13th is bad luck, but after tonight I’m going to revise that old superstition.
I couldn’t get out on my Day 13 bike ride until after dinner, and I chose to buzz over to the Blockbuster in Renton to drop off a movie.
It was getting dark on the way home, but I realized I didn’t have a photo for today’s ride. I made a lucky snap judgment to turn right from Coal Creek Parkway onto Newcastle Golf Course Road to get a photo of the sunset from the hillside.
I coasted into the turn, just as a passing car made a hard right in front of me. The car tires groaned against the pavement as the driver turned; he must have sped up to pass me before turning right.
I’m convinced that the driver would have right-hooked me if I had kept going straight, and it would have been a very unlucky Friday the 13th for me.
Instead, I pedaled to the hill overlooking the commercial sprawl of Newcastle and snapped this photo. I should have waited a few minutes until the colors became more vibrant, but I was a little shook up so I took this photo, stopped at the store and got home before dark.
30 Days of Biking
Total days — 13/13
Total miles — 161 miles