Wednesday, April 05, 2006

When Worlds Collide


What a long day at the Otter.

It started out bright and early and then went sort of like this:

1. Load bellaphanalia in my Honda
2. Get gas
3. Get coffee
4. Get bagel sandwiches in Sand City
5. Pick up (not so)Budget rental van in Sand City
6. Transfer stuff from Honda to (not so)Budget van
7. Drive to Laguna Seca and check in
8. Find spot and meet the nice Kona guys
9. Unload van at spot
10. Change mind and decide to leave van at spot
11. Ask about 4 people to move their vehicles so we can park (not so)Budget van
12. Reload van and blow some bubbles
13. Wait for guy with keys to Kona truck which held our 6 tents
14. Fiddle with stereo to get CD to play
15 Realize CD player is broken and put on radio instead
16. Eat bagel and check email, smile at the generousity of love
17. Say hello to Skip and Brenda!
18. Celebrate that key guy has arrived
19. Set up 4 tents and blow some bubbles
20. Change mind on position of tents several times
21. Lash tents to truck, water barrels, and whatever to keep tent from blowing into lake like that one year.
22. Take pictures of pro gals
23. Organize shit and write with the sharpie and make labels
24. Blow some bubbles
25. Eat other bagel
26. Figure out how to open Ultimate Stand bike rack thingie
27. Decide I am going to ride
28. Watch rain pour from sky and change mind
29. Eat Gummi bears and drink (non decaf) coffee
30. Organize more shit
31. Change for ride
32. Ride and determine that toe spike warning was waaaaaaay melodramatic
33. Get muddy
34. Come back
35. Notice Jed washing one of 8 dirty bikes
36. Cut in and wash mine
37. Put away 8 wet bikes and rest of camp
38. Get ride back to my Honda
40. Go to Target to buy new CD player and wonder why everyone is looking at me
41. Get in car, look in mirror,and see mud splattered ALL over my face.

These are the only pics I was able to take today. Hopefully tomorrow will be more but I doubt it. Big thank you to Jed today as I would have only gotten about 6 of the above 41 things done without him. I hope you made it to Carmel in time.

Nigh nigh.

Oh, and there's wireless at Sea Otter so maybe there will be a blog from there. But more than likely I will be go go dancing or blowing bubbles instead.

okay, now Nigh Nigh


At 11:15 PM, April 05, 2006, Blogger Olaf Vanderhoot said...

VB put in about 15 hours of BellaWork today/tonite.

and she'll leave at the crack o' tomorrow to do it all over again.

props to her and those wit' her.

~ GoBellasGo ~

At 6:55 AM, April 06, 2006, Blogger X Bunny said...

looking forward to joining you and the craziness soon

except the mud part

At 8:02 AM, April 06, 2006, Blogger Chico Cyclist said...

Awesome! Thanks for the updates too - wish I could be there this year....but hey, at least we have blogworld to keep us in the loop. Good luck out there!

At 8:08 AM, April 06, 2006, Blogger PAB said...

15 hour days are pretty long--even for this stuff we do for fun.

Hang tuff VB, reinforcements are on the way...the mountain tribespeople are sending their very best--us!

Of course, I'm not sure what we are good for except for blowing more bubbles...

At 8:17 AM, April 06, 2006, Blogger X Bunny said...

i am sooooo good with bubbles

At 11:59 AM, April 06, 2006, Blogger PAB said...

i just figured out how I can REALLY be helpful this weekend.

i can be the guy who tells people when they have mud splashed all over their face...

At 12:00 PM, April 06, 2006, Blogger Nome Agusta said...

If Jimmy from Kona is in town please tell him I said hello. He is a cool cat.


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