Thursday, May 04, 2006

Bad Blog Juju*


Owwww.

Okay that hurt.

Not the time trial. I never even got the chance to experience that kind of suffering.

Its as if my blog rants againt the time trial (all tongue in cheek of course) manifested (yes bunny, I said manifested) today's outcome.

This afternoon, before the time trial, I parked in the lovely little town of Davenport. Davenport is about 1.1 miles from the time trial start.



I only needed about .3 of those miles.

I'd love to blame it all on Simone. But she's so sweet...I can't go there. And its really not her fault that I am the world's most graceful klutz.

So I park in Davenport and get my bike all prepped with aeroflair and I pump up my tires to max rolling right pressure. It's a gorgeous evening. Calm, bright, tweetybirdy...just lovely. I spy Simone across the street. I haven't seen her in ages and I never get to ride with her.

I hop across the street to ride with her.

We ride and talk about how we never get to ride together. She suggests we take a little frontage road called "Cement Plant Road" because it is SAFER.

SAFER.

Somebody
Alert
Fuckin
Emergency
Response

So we cruise down Cement Plant Road (which is, appropriately, all cement) and we're just a chittin and a chattin like girlies do. We come up on some of the gnarliest railroad track thingies I have ever seen. So I stop talking and concentrate on hitting the tracks all lightwheeled and perpendicular.

We roll over them with no problems so we resume our chittychattin. A few feet later another set of tracks appear. But this time I am less careful and in mid chit (or chat), my superpumped tires rebel against the slick track, and I hit the deck hard.

WHAM

Wicked
Hurt
Allover
Me

It takes me a while of squirming and gulping in the middle of the road to do a body check and realize nothing is catastrophically wrong. Thank goodness I have a strong (yet skewed) funny bone and extra padding on my hips.

Simone helps me and my bike off the road. I take a few more deep breathers and decide I can ride on the next .8 miles to the start. After a dozen pedal strokes of pain, I realize that there is no way in anyone's hell that I can ride tonight's time trial.

And I smile*.



~~~~ I took my hall pass and traded it in for a press pass. I'll post some fun photos of the TT when I am a little less...umm...drunk.


*written while sitting on a bag of frozen corn
**easier to do now after a few pain pills and half a bottle of Corralitos Pinot Noir.

19 Comments:

At 7:37 AM, May 05, 2006, Blogger ginmtb said...

Is that a frozen corn cob or bag o' corn?

Gosh, sorry to hear that you couldn't do the TT. I'm sure you were devastated.

Actually, good to hear that nothing major happened.

Next time...

 
At 8:23 AM, May 05, 2006, Blogger shaky detritovore said...

Yipes! Glad yer ok.

Stevo and I were just talking about frictionless RR tracks after he got taken down by an incognito speedbump yesterday.

There's a set out here that claims at least one cyclist per week, too.

 
At 8:37 AM, May 05, 2006, Blogger Olaf Vanderhoot said...

it was all impact damage ... that's the problem. little road rash on VB, but lots of vah-bruising.

poor lil' bella.

but, trooper she is ... she refused to stay in the car and actually took a bunch of pictures of the tt-yahoos.

crazy-talk, but wonderful.

 
At 9:26 AM, May 05, 2006, Blogger Erein said...

oh, ouch. :( Arnica and ice for the bruises, and chocolate to heal the rest.

 
At 9:33 AM, May 05, 2006, Blogger Velo Bella said...

I have a new saddle bag on my saddle bag.

Think arnica will cure that?

 
At 9:45 AM, May 05, 2006, Blogger Velo Bella said...

welcome back shaky

we might have to make a trip to CO this summer to laugh at your dog.

 
At 9:58 AM, May 05, 2006, Blogger Miss Mary said...

"we might have to make a trip to CO this summer to laugh at your dog."

I'm in...

was welcome back Monsieur Alec

 
At 2:01 PM, May 05, 2006, Blogger Benjaminiac said...

what's with the manifesting of the destiny?

were you destined to crash out?

or are you not supposed to do TT's?

 
At 2:14 PM, May 05, 2006, Blogger Velo Bella said...

I don't much care for TTs. And so I made fun of TTs. And the TT voodoo priestess showed me to laugh at her.

or something

 
At 2:15 PM, May 05, 2006, Blogger Velo Bella said...

and quit making fun of my man's mullet.

 
At 2:21 PM, May 05, 2006, Blogger Benjaminiac said...

"What are you talking about? You are Bella-girl!

My god! Pull yourself together! 'What will you do?' Is this a question?

You will show her that you remember that she's Ms. TT Voodoo Priestess, and you will remind her who you are.

You know where she is, go and cofront the problem.

Fight.

Win!

And do call me when you get back, Darling. I enjoy our visits."

 
At 2:22 PM, May 05, 2006, Blogger Benjaminiac said...

and hey if you're into mullets then more power to you.








wierdo.

 
At 2:36 PM, May 05, 2006, Blogger Velo Bella said...

I am bella

Get the f out of my way or there will chaos, carnage and glitter.

and probably some disco tunes too

 
At 4:45 PM, May 06, 2006, Blogger shaky detritovore said...

Thanks fer the welcome back.

Come visit soon!

I'll be expecting you'uns for the GP races, if not sooner.

Sooner=better, of course.

 
At 10:14 AM, May 09, 2006, Blogger Little_Jewford said...

hmmm....a little late here but I chose to deal with my stupid crash/roadrash with a trip to vegas...the doctor on the trip claimed my r.rash was healing well because I was killin all the bacteria with mexican nightmares....

hope your feeling better, I'm not..

 
At 10:19 AM, May 09, 2006, Blogger Little_Jewford said...

hmmm....a little late here but I chose to deal with my stupid crash/roadrash with a trip to vegas...the doctor on the trip claimed my r.rash was healing well because I was killin all the bacteria with mexican nightmares....

hope your feeling better, I'm not..

 
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