Sauerkraut Served On The Softcore Autobus
Wow, all the planets were aligned today, it did NOT storm and the cycling god's deemed me worthy to ACTUALLY ride tonight. Felt good to be back on the bike for a couple hours/32 miles on the road after a few days off with nothing more than a Stankment® session due to rain/bike repairs. I've had better rides, but I have MUCH worse.
This was my first ride with the Maxxis Refuse tires. They mounted up easily enough and only needed a nudge from one tire lever. They are a tad heavier than the Detonators and have and odd tread. Sort of like tiny little pin head bumps all over. Rolled well enough, but not as good as the Detonators. Stick to the road well. Time will tell. Hope they make good with flat protection.
Ate kinda like shit today. Just not enough calories in the hopper for a 2 hour ride after working 8 hours (or as close as I can). Some Colon-Blow and coffee for for breakfast, a Boca Chic Patty Sandwich and some pretzels. Maybe 1500 calories?? All day! What was I thinking?? I guess I was thinking "I know it's gonna rain and I'm gonna get dicked out of a ride, so don't eat like a pig". Combine poor eating with some steamy temps and I was dragging ass by the end.
Kept having mental blows too. Felt silly road riding with all the dope news in the headlines. Not that any folks around here get past page 1 of the sports page. Once they know whether Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger took a shit or not, and how bad he hurt himself shitting/not shitting, they generally lay the paper down, wipe and flush. Maybe it was just that I knew what I thought about it and that was utter disappointment.
I found myself on the climbs thinking to myself (putting the dope stuff aside) how effortlessly climbers go up most climbs and how I max out 39/25 and leave a busted nut on the side of the road just to get up the hills (although be it steep hills) around here. Kept thinking to myself that I would no doubt be off the back of the autobus,trying to latch on to the bumper of a team car or booking a flight to Italy for a doctor's appointment. Sorry bad joke.
I mean I'm not a BIG (fat) guy but at 6'1"/175 lbs. I don't exactly have a climbers build either. I guess I just have to be happy with my mid pack endurance mountain bike racers body and roll as best I can.
I've come to the conclusion after smelling 4 or 5 tonight, that raccoon road kill baking in the sun smells JUST like sauerkraut.
Every time I rolled near one I got SO hungry for a hot dog with sauerkraut. Can you pass the mustard??
Non cycling story...
About 2 years ago when I moved to the Classified Sales art dept. for the paper I work for, I found a calendar in my new desk that belonged to the previous artist. It was some Maxim Magazine desk calendar. One chicky (January?) was really hot. So I hung the calendar up and and left it on January 2005. It was kind of a joke between me and the all female sales staff I work with. They thought it was funny and even drew little notes on Miss November from time to time and no one though anything of it.
Fast forward to today- July 26th, 2007. Apparently before I got to work today one of the paper's CEOs was walking around, nebbing in some cubicles and he saw the calendar, asked the sales assistant who sat there, took it and said it was "unacceptable" in the work place. HA!
He came back later to tell me he took it and why. I could care less, it was just a joke and I even pointed out to him that the calendar was from 2005. Wasn't even bad, no crotch shots or anything, just a swim suit and a nice bum. I mean who doesn't dig a nice bum???? Seriously?? Oh well we all had a good laugh, including the CEO. Nice. First words I speak to the man ever and it's about some model's ass.
I then told the staff that with my calendar gone they needed to "step up" with some shorter skirts and tighter pants to keep me in good morale. Silence. I suppose I'll be having a mid a.m. meeting with HR tomorrow, ha!
Oh, well time to Google "Maxim Calendar Girls 2005" and then go to bed. Later.