Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Just another lunch ride


I am completely lacking for blog material these days. So I was hoping I would concoct something fabulous on my ride today. I do my best blog writing while riding. Usually anyway.

So I rode and I pedaled and intervaled and I rested and I repeated. And that was pretty much it. Pedal, pedal harder, pedal easier. And before I knew it I was done and back at the office. Completely material less.

My mind didn't go on a creative wander. Instead I just paid attention to the stopwatch, noticed the wind direction, grumbled at the truck that passed too close, soaked in the warmish sun, wondered what was making that ticking noise, contemplated my new cleat position, looked at the paint chips on my top tube, watched a group of riders in the other direction, avoided a smooshed squirrel, discovered a smooth patch on the chipseal, adjusted my shorts, and snapped a pic with my camera phone.

13 Comments:

At 7:16 PM, January 09, 2007, Blogger bbElf (a.k.a. panda) said...

That still sounds more creative than my lunch ride fantasy.

 
At 7:18 PM, January 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sooo weird...I was going to say the same thing panda!

 
At 8:15 PM, January 09, 2007, Blogger trac said...

I do some of my best thinking on the bike too. But if I catch myself being too creative or smart, I tell myself I'm not training properly. I don't know why I assume that there must be a positive correlation between how fast you are and how dumb you are. Anyway, um... I guess my point is it sounds like you were riding fast? But. Wait, agh, no. I don't think you're dumb either. So I guess my REAL point is that you must be an astounding exception to the rule.

Jeeezus I must be fast right now.

 
At 8:30 PM, January 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

intervals totally screw up the creative process...oh, and I am doing the cleat adjustment thingy too...

 
At 11:30 PM, January 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel kinda blogged out at this point. Just trying to get back into working out after 4 months of non-activity.

 
At 6:45 AM, January 10, 2007, Blogger Lilly Bella said...

If you were doing those sprinting intervals they make you stupid!

I can't even count to 6 let alone think of something clever to write.

easy spin days are best for me to do some thinking when I actually get some oxygen to the brain.

 
At 8:39 AM, January 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

even a VB grocery list would be entertaining, i'm sure.

 
At 9:28 AM, January 10, 2007, Blogger Velo Bella said...

My mind wanders tooo much on easy spins. It just wanders all over the damn place. Unleashed. Which is good for spawning new ideas, but not for making anything coherent out of it.

I actually do my best writing while riding tempo. It keeps me focused.

But hard intervals, nothing happens there. Nothing.

 
At 9:41 AM, January 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree with marscat. all your stories are good vb.

i remember reading a story of yours years ago, somewhere...

about how jeanie longo cleaned your bathroom or something. that was yours, right?

it was pure magic. and hilarious.

 
At 12:20 PM, January 10, 2007, Blogger Velo Bella said...

she scrubbed my toilet

thats my claim to fame.

 
At 12:25 PM, January 10, 2007, Blogger X Bunny said...

somewhere mid-race on sunday i totally panicked because i just couldn't remember if i was on lap 3 or 4

luckily, it was lap 4

 
At 1:12 PM, January 10, 2007, Blogger Miss Mary said...

i did that once bunny, but i thought i was on 4 when it was actually 3 and I stopped cuz i thought i was done.

way to go out there!

 
At 9:30 PM, January 10, 2007, Blogger MoJito said...

oh, crit sprint blunders... now that could fill up a blog post. or two.

 

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