Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Cyclocross Dreams


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I had the weirdest cyclocross dream last night.

Michael and I rode out to watch a cyclocross race and on the way there we saw Ben and Andy. They were both on their new cyclocross bikes so we pulled over to look at them. (The bikes, not Ben and Andy, although I probably did look at their calves)

And that was all fine, but then the dream morphed into nonsense as dreams usually do.

So we are looking at the bikes and making cyclocross small talk, when I notice that Ben and Andy brought their pets with them. Their pets included some dogs, chickens, some kind of rodent thing and a pig.

Michael and I felt sort of outdone because we only had our cats with us. (How they came with us while we were riding was not answered by the dream) Michael sort of shrugged apologetically and said "we only have cats, I hope thats okay". Ben and Andy were cool about it and said they liked us so it was okay that we only had cats.

And then there were all sorts of animals, but I have no idea where they all came from. But in the dream, it was totally normal and expected to have all of these animals at a cyclocross race.

All of a sudden, Andy's pig turned into a giant wild boar with big tusks. It started tearing up the ground around the cyclocross course looking for food. It was messing up the course a little and I started getting worried that Andy's pig would mess up the course before the women's race. Andy just looked at me like I was crazy and said "don't you know this is how they make those courses in Belgium!"

And I was so embarrased because I didn't know. So I pretended that I did know. And that pissed off Andy's boar and he started squealing (the boar, not Andy) and getting angry. Suddenly the boar charged at a cat and I thought it was my cat, and I was going to kill Andy. (don't fuck with my cat, even in dreamland)

Well, the officials found out that I wanted to kill Andy, so they penalized me and I had to do two extra laps of the course. Except the course was super fun, and muddy because of all the pigs, and I was having a good time.

And then I woke up and had to go to work.

12 Comments:

At 9:22 PM, January 09, 2008, Blogger lauren said...

did you eat bacon before you went to bed last night?

 
At 9:44 PM, January 09, 2008, Blogger Miss Mary said...

can i play in your dreams?

andy having a pig is priceless, but i don't think jojo would go for it...

but i do think the idea of having our furry little friends come out and muck up the cross course has some kind of merit, keep that one in mind for surf city next year will ya...

 
At 10:09 PM, January 09, 2008, Blogger X Bunny said...

that's enough caffeine for you, deary

 
At 10:09 PM, January 09, 2008, Blogger teamwelliver said...

oh my good god...I'm crying. Too funny.

We need to stop talking about the wild pigs on our rides. its messing with your head.

 
At 11:08 PM, January 09, 2008, Blogger AJM said...

Hilarious!
Or freaking the shyte out of me...
not sure which.

The quote, "the course was all muddy because of the pigs" is highly (and sadly) appropriate.

The Boar.

 
At 11:48 PM, January 09, 2008, Blogger velogirl said...

did Lauren write this?

 
At 11:44 AM, January 10, 2008, Blogger Nome Agusta said...

I have unfortunate news for you, that wasn't a dream. It was a flash back from Sunday's CCCX race.

All that stuff really happened.

And if it had not been for that damn boar running out in front of me (while chasing your cat) on the single track, Ben would have never lapped me.

 
At 12:59 PM, January 10, 2008, Blogger CyclistRick said...

I had dreams like that ... in the 60's.

 
At 1:33 PM, January 10, 2008, Blogger California Giant Cycling said...

there must be some good stuff up in them there hills!!

 
At 5:04 PM, January 10, 2008, Blogger mor.ganj said...

You totally just made my day!

 
At 8:07 AM, January 11, 2008, Blogger Ippoc Amic said...

I like that the boar knew you were pretending and got mad...I don't like that it chased the cat though...

 
At 8:21 AM, January 13, 2008, Blogger Josh and Barb said...

I can't believe you didn't know that's how they make the courses in Belgium.

 

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