Hey, what a great biking icon :)
It was his frequent craning around to look back that really got me.
Heheheh - never underestimate the power of a woman on a bicycle! ;)
You rule. But, then again, we knew that. I mean, it's why we read and all.
You should have loudly hummed threatening music, like the "Jaws attacking" theme. ;)
You're assuming a breath capacity far beyond my abilities. But it would have been funny.
You know what really would have shocked the hell out of him?
If you yelled out "on your left". ;)
I really didn't want to play leapfrog with him in traffic. He was quicker off the mark by a long shot.
he was probably looking back thinking, "dude, like, that chick is TOTALLY into me."
Okay, that's even funnier!
Either that or "she looks thirsty, and is after my bottle of water".
Your rock, though. You had to work A LOT harder than he did, given the equipment differential.
You rock! I'm so thrilled to hear how well you and Ferrett are doing with your exercise plan. I'm not there yet, but I'm hoping to start back to the gym after doc releases me this Wednesday.
You inspire me!
Oh, thanks! I was just amused by the circumstances this morning and had to share
LOL that's great! And your icon is faboo!
Oh, I forgot to tell you; guess who jogged all the way to the grocery store last night?
Surprisingly tough, even with the unexpected thirty-second rest at a DON'T WALK light, but the slow hills near the end were hell. Still, I can say I did it. Mostly. Except for the WALK light.
You RAWK!!! Good job, sweets! I couldn't do that, definitely.
You almost certainly could; it was 1.8 miles according to the car, and you've done two. But it was still a nice chunk of change to do.
Tonight, I think I'm gonna jog around, walk around three times in a row. That'll be awhile, but I have Da Vinci code. Which is getting even more ludicrous.
You are a brave soul. I hate jogging.
He's a brave soul for attempting the Da Vinci code. Especially with such a soft ending.
Anyway, my real reason for tracking down a post of yours is to tell you I apologize for being caught up with family stuff and totally forgetting to ping you Sunday. Tim and I set aside tonight for Mocha Dreams--what time is good for you? If not, it's very understandable because of failure on my part.
How about 8pm? I have to ride home and then we need to take the bikes to the bike shop for a little minor work while we're out of town, but we should be back over there by then.
I'm looking forward to meeting you!
Sounds delightful. Erm, well, not compared to the Velvet Tango Room, but you know what I mean. I have to be in bed by 10 for an early morning wake up call, so we won't belabor our stay at the Cafe O' Doom.
Amusementwise: Do you guys play Munchkin (abbreviate game-play called for in this situation), or will general snarkiness directed at the cafe & political discussion do?
We have indeed played Munchkin. I'd say bring it along and we'll just see what happens.
Do you have toe straps on your pedals? If not, you should get some. It let's you use the muscles to pull the pedal up, not just push it down, and you haul much more ass.
No, and I'm afraid of falling on my face if I have to stop and can't get my toe loose. This is your mother the klutz, remember?
2005-06-28 04:18 pm (UTC)
It feels scary but you get used to it...
At first it feels scary, but you get used to peeling yourself out of them in a hurry. After a little while you don't even notice them. And it really does allow you to use more of your leg when riding.
2005-06-28 11:18 pm (UTC)
Re: It feels scary but you get used to it...
The "bike zombie" idea would be SUCH a motivational force for me. That's GREAT! And, of course, reminds me of an old, bad joke.
A guy is vacationing in France and has rented a sports car to go driving in the wine country. He stops at a Stop sign and a cyclist pulls up next to him. Knowing that the French are famous for their cyclist, he decides to make his own statement about German engineering and PEELS out of the stop sign, leaving the cyclist in the dust, then resumes a more normal speed, laughing. Only to look into his mirror seconds later to see the cyclist gaining on him. So, he hits the accelerator again and sets the speed climbing. Again he leaves the cyclist behind, only the see him gaining again. He accelerates more. 80 kph. 90 kph. 100 kph. He's FAR overdriving the winding country road, and still the cyclist gains on him. Finally, he comes to another stop sign, and the cyclist FLIES up to him and stops beside him with a long squeel. He jumps out of the car, about to demand how the cyclist managed to keep those speeds when the man huffs at him "Messire, thank God you stopped. My suspenders had gotten caught in your side mirror."
That's awful. And now my coworkers want to know why I'm laughing. [g]
btw re your title for this post?
"you make the rockin' world go round..."
*grins and runs away*
Keep posting about your bike riding adventures. You have me almost ready to go out and buy a bike!
Ever heard the song "Little Nash Rambler"?
If so, you could have told him you were wondering if he could please tell you how to get out of second gear...
I have indeed! That's an even better image! Love it!