1-2-3 CONNECT FOUR!
Rather than blather on about how it continues to rain (is it now 5 out of 6 or 6 out of 7 days now??), I'll just pretend like it didn't rain AGAIN today and talk about bike shit. After all this IS a bike blog NOT weather.com.
I had about as much mental mojo as castrated, retarded pig today. BUT I was able to ride, and once I got out on the road, I upgraded that status to "retarded pig". And I'd rather be a retarded pig on a bike than a... Oh I have NO idea where all that is going, F*ck it.
I hit some new roads today and while it was a nice change to hit some new pavement, it really didn't add THAT much time or mileage onto my ride. Sort of a dissapointment. Not knowing what was coming next made it "interesting" for sure.
Round a corner on a slow as shit on wall false flat and BAM! A steeeep ghetto farm road that went straight up. I guess doing some suffering on unknown ghetto farm roads is good for me, in SOME f*cked up way.
Once out of the sticks it was into the rural neighborhoods of WPA where I got to view native cement deer in their native habitat.
The legs were dead when I started the ride, but the incline of those new to me roads helped put some burn in them and wake them up. And as a bonus the sun came out! OK, it was only for about 3 minutes of a 2:25 road ride, but hey, these days you take what you can get.
Once home I had to deal with the issue that my old stove will not fit through the kitchen doorway. There was much cursing, and heavy breathing from both me AND the delivery guys. NOW the delivery guys need to come back tomorrow with more tools and a third guy to get the stove out of my kitchen. The new stove sits in my living room. Nice, reallll f*cking nice. That would be stranger if it weren't for the fact that a Salsa Campeon ALSO sits in my living room. It's all class here at 1147... ALL class. Tomorrow- a couch on the porch, a dog tied to a tree, and a shirtless toddler with a dieaper full of feecus in the front yard playing in the mud.
Being a "single dad" this week has been challenging. The weather has not provided B-Man and me with ample outdoor time, and I've about had it with Connect Four. I've played about 45 games of Connect Four in the past 3 days. I shit you not! I'll be glad to have Wifey back on Fridy night for more than a few reasons.
This week I envoked a "NO BEERS UNTIL FRIDAY RULE". But after the stove issue, more rain this afternoon and Connect Four game #45... I caved. I had a few Bell's Kalamazzo Stouts tonight. I'm a weak, weak man.... But hey, they were goooood.
I spent some time watching the newly aquired movie "The Greatest Show On Earth". This still from the movie is unreal-
I've seen team mechanics do this shit before, but this one just freaked me out. Dude was WAY out of some ugly ass 70s car, and doing it all whilst some serious 70s porn muzak played. Hope to watch the whole movie tomorrow sometime.
More rain on tap for tonight and tomorrow. If I can pull my head out of the oven in my living room long enough, there will be more road riding, more XXC work, and more Connect Four playing.