Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Pre Otter Ramblins


I have a 45 minute commute but its mostly all on country roads so I enjoy if most days.

Last night's scenery was made extra exciting by that Aquarius lovin ma nature.

Its like the earth has just finally given up. Its had it. Enough. I passed about 20 (not even exaggerating all that much) landslides on the way home. Around just about every corner, part of the hillslide collapsed, taking with it the trees, rocks and whatnot and splattering it all over the road.

The little local creeks are now raging colorado muddy rivers.

And everything is soaking, dripping, wet.

And Sea Otter starts tomorrow.

And I have to go and set up this morning.

Somehow I am reminded of the year the monsoon hit cx nationals in Napa. And we bellas tried desperately to fly our flair regardless. By the last day of what can only be described as Chinese Water Torture Times Ten, we gave up too. We took down all the flair and packed it away. (Threw it away most likely)



I can't help but think about that as I pack assorted flair, and sidewalk chalk, and hula hoops, and bubbles, and margarita fixins in the car this morning.

8 Comments:

At 8:06 AM, April 05, 2006, Blogger Chico Cyclist said...

Ah, it'll be fun! I hear it's suppose to clear up a little today too......although as I look out side right now, it's(what else) raining again!

In any case, good luck to everyone at Sea Otter - wish I could be there, but work calls.

 
At 9:04 AM, April 05, 2006, Blogger PAB said...

mmmmm, margaritas....

just remember, the worst day at a bike race huddled under a tent shiverring while standing in 6" deep mud...

...is still better than the best day working.

 
At 9:56 AM, April 05, 2006, Blogger X Bunny said...

moo moo wisdom

 
At 11:18 AM, April 05, 2006, Blogger Brent Chapman said...

Bellas look good in mud:

http://www.pbase.com/sdukes/image/7262319

http://www.pbase.com/sdukes/image/7298252

http://www.pbase.com/sdukes/image/40542430

 
At 1:21 PM, April 05, 2006, Blogger pink fishnets said...

GoBeanGo!

 
At 2:57 PM, April 05, 2006, Blogger Olaf Vanderhoot said...

but it was so clean and pretty this morning!

stupid rain.

 
At 10:05 PM, April 05, 2006, Blogger Nome Agusta said...

Isn't it funny how we have to remind ourselves that this thing we do for fun is fun.
Pain overcomes the whole body as 45 MPH winds and heavy rain strip your skin off.
Wife says: "Why don't you stop?" Reply: "Because I enjoy it so much." Wife: "Really?, Maybe you should tell your face that."

 
At 11:01 PM, April 05, 2006, Blogger Chico Cyclist said...

OMG - exactly. That is too funny.....hey, the death mask face is fun!(to look at anyway).

 

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