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I’m In Debt

23 Jul

Debt will make you do desperate things, like respond to being being tagged. Under normal circumstances I would never respond to a game of tag but when you are in the red as much as I am with Elden (he does my laundry and takes me to lunch once a week) you are left with no choice. And besides, who wants to be a leper?

I violated one of my own self-imposed blogging rules for this post. I can barely write more than 4 paragraphs in a single post let alone read that many paragraphs. I barely made it through Elden’s entry. So, I’ll try to keep my answers to a minimum just in case I decide to ever re-read this post.

If you could have any one — and only one — bike in the world, what would it be?

Got it. Vassago Jabberwocky.

Do you already have that coveted dream bike? If so, is it everything you hoped it would be? If not, are you working toward getting it? If you’re not working toward getting it, why not?

What? I just told you.

If you had to choose one — and only one — bike route to do every day for the rest of your life, what would it be, and why?

Gooseberry Mesa.

What kind of sick person would force another person to ride one and only one bike ride to to do for the rest of her / his life?

A creditor.

Do you ride both road and mountain bikes? If both, which do you prefer and why? If only one or the other, why are you so narrowminded?

Ride both, prefer mountain. Being narrow minded makes life so much easier.

Have you ever ridden a recumbent? If so, why? If not, describe the circumstances under which you would ride a recumbent.

No. I’d love to try one out if given the chance.

Have you ever raced a triathlon? If so, have you also ever tried strangling yourself with dental floss?

Yes. No. I was once the very last person out of the water. Forgetting your goggles will do that.

Suppose you were forced to either give up ice cream or bicycles for the rest of your life. Which would you give up, and why?

Ice cream. I never eat it anyway, how do you think I maintain my girlish figure?

What is a question you think this questionnaire should have asked, but has not? Also, answer it.

Why are roadies more uptight and serious than mountain bikers? They don’t get to ride in the mud as often as mountain bikers.

You’re riding your bike in the wilderness (if you’re a roadie, you’re on a road, but otherwise the surroundings are quite wilderness-like) and you see a bear. The bear sees you. What do you do?

Make sure Elden is between me and the bear.

Now, tag three biking bloggers. List them below.

I Need To Work On My Transitions

23 Jun

In spite of the fact that I haven’t done a triathalon for several years, Saturday morning found me feeling pretty good about placing well at Fatty’s inaugural tri. I had the usual butterflies and stomach issues that I get before any race.

At the start I was eying the competition and checking out the quads of my fellow racers for any potential carrots to chase.

I marked a few and then worked on my race strategy for the remaining minutes before the start. my usual plan is take it out hard and try to demoralize the competition but Saturday was an especially hot day and I knew the race was going to be long so I practiced restraint and started out towards the back of the pack.

My strategy was working great untill I hit the first transition, sliding rock. I’m pretty sure I can blame my poor overall placing on my transition time at the slide. I must have lost half an hour or more there.

I pretty much gave up after that and limped it to the finish line.

A huge thanks to Fish and Fatty for throwing such a good a party complete with killer food, a live DJ and a raffle. The biggest thanks goes to Susan for sharing her Saturday with us. I have a feeling this will be an annual festival.

Win Susan

8 May

A lot of people have asked me how they can help Elden and Susan with the battle they are fighting. Thanks to Kenny Jones it’s pretty easy.

Kenny has set up a trust account at his bank that is linked to a PayPal donation account at WinSusanNelson@gmail.com

Elden and Susan can use the funds at their discretion and nobody needs to guess at what they might need.

You don’t even need a PayPal account to help out, just click on the donate button at Kenny’s Photo and use a credit card.

Elden and Susan and family, we love you! You and your family are in our thoughts and hearts. Keep fighting!

Fighting for Susan

4 May

I had all kinds of things to write about today but they all seem so trivial. Don’t go check out Fatty’s post unless you have several hours to cry and wrestle with your feelings. I had no idea I was such a crybaby. I liked Bob’s idea about posting a pic of the “Pink Jersey” and letting it speak for itself.