Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
With all of the talk and pseudo-legislation about group rides and bans, I was wondering why we cyclists are letting these people define what a "group" is. Who are they to say? If 10 people leave a common point on bikes and spread out, it really ceases to be much of a group almost immediately. If someone is riding even 4 or 5 feet away from another cyclist, at their own pace, spinning or grinding, busting a nut (or labia) against a wind that won't stop, then that is a SOLO ride. Send that same group of 10 out for a ride and have them each record their experience. The recounting of the ten stories will be as unique as the author of each! That singular enjoyment of essentially the same thing is one of the reasons I love cycling so much. I do my thing, you do yours, and we'll still have the shared experience to draw us together. Simple, right? Later! Travel Gravel!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I was tagged last week by my fast and data-driven brother in law, Mike Johnson. Since I have no bike stories to post about, I guess I will play tag instead. So here ya go!
What Was I Doing 10 Years Ago? Working through my first couple of years of sales, foolishly thinking I would get back into teaching. ENJOYING being a Dad to Marshall, who was not quite two years old. Riding way more, on only one bike! A GT Avalanche with tons of purple ano parts!
5 Non-Biking To-Dos:
1. Finish trimming out bathroom window.
2. Clean garage.
3. Wash car.
4. Iron clothes for work.
5. Survive qualifying night for Modifieds at Super Nationals, Wednesday. BRRRRR!
Snacks I Enjoy:
Little Debbie Double Oatmeal Cream Pies, Beef Raman Noodles with Kikkoman Soysauce, Diet Coke, Nachos with sharp cheddar and hot sauce! anything else that happens to get in front of me. I am a total opportunistic eater! Food diary? How much time you got?
Things I would Do As A Billionaire:
Put a million in the bank and live off the interest, then get busy giving the rest away. Nobody needs that kind of money! Think of all the people you could help.
Places I have Lived: Boone, Iowa, U.S.A., North America, Western Hemisphere, 3rd Stone From The Sun, Milky Way, Infinity!
Jobs I Have Had:
Paperboy, Walking Beans, X-Ray Orderly, Ice Cream Server (Boyd's Dairy,) Furniture Delivery, Photo Copy Technician, Wal-Martian, Substitute Teacher, Salesman.
I will tag Paul Varnum! Just play along Tall Paul! Later!
P.S. I did ride today, for an hour, on gravel. Hand felt OK:)