Saturday, November 28, 2009

Off Season

I'm sitting here in Tucson, and I'm bikeless. I wanted to bring my bike out here, but it was going to cost me $150 each way to take my bike and all of the associated essential items such as shoes, shorts, helmet, pump, etc. Compound that with the fact a bunch of relatives had their luggage lost, I decided to go with a carry-on bag and a laptop bag.

So this week is my off-season. Chuck gave me good advise a month ago: train through the fall/winter, and take forced rest as it comes. So my forced rest and off-season is a six day span in November.

The hardest part is that I am in Tucson. I'm looking out the window at the Catalina Mountain Range, where Mt. Lemmon is located. Its really hard to have the day off and to look at mountains while being bikeless. It is absolutely beautiful out here.

So Monday AM is the official start to the 2010 season. It will be fun!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Whoopie Cusion

Limited bike related content! Saturday was Halloween, and after limping home from the 7AM and 10AM rides I had to come up with a costume.

Laura and I headed out in search of Halloween costumes, and we ended up at Party City (I think thats what its called). It was a total madhouse. After inquiring about 5 different non-distinguishing costumes and being told they were all sold out, I decided to take a risk.

Me: Can you just give me an adult, male costume without a mask?

Employee: Uhhh...yeah (laughing) about this whoopie cushion costume.

So Saturday night I was a whoopie cushion. I blew up some balloons and put those inside the costume to ensure I appeared as an inflated whoopie cushion.

I would show a picture, but our friend Ann can't find her download cable. Its too bad, mostly because Laura looked quite cute as a corrections officer.

Imagine this photo, except with me, and with 10 balloons inside, AND with Laura next to me.

Exciting stuff!

I ate so much candy. I think I put on 3 pounds this past weekend!
PS--the 7 AM and 10 AM rides are fun.