According to some experts on the interwebs it takes 3 to 5 weeks for a banana peel to decompose. So unless the owner of the house, that this peel was discarded in front of, throws it in the trash or helps it into the woods I would call this littering. I would recommend that if you are going to ride and eat bananas for fuel that you bring a ziplock baggy and put the peel in it and throw it out properly instead of on the side of the road.
Despite the worrisome rear tire the Cross Check is riding great. When I hit 1000 miles, which could be this week, I think it's time for a tune up. Still no word from Continental on whether they will warranty the tire. The email I sent through their site probably has to get sifted and queued and then translated into German before I get a response. Might send it again just to be sure they got it.
Today's commute was a reversal of what I normally do. My daughter missed the bus and had to be driven so instead of doing my morning hill climbing ride to work, I rode one of my shortest routes, and saved the climbing for after work. Of course it was a lot more humid in the afternoon and carrying a 7 lb laptop on my back didn't help either. I really need to find a pannier that this thing will fit into because I got notified the other day from work that they are refreshing my equipment. I asked whether I could get a lighter (and cheaper) mobile workstation but they said no so I will continue to be burdened with heavy technology.
Today's reward for another great bike commute was a Narragansett Bohemian Pilsner. An ice cold PBR would have been perfect after today's ride but I need to stock back up so it was this or the Summer Ale. It was a perfect choice, though. What I love about 'Gannys is that they are flavorful without out the heaviness that I think you get with the more Craftier beers on the market and a standard alcohol content.