Tuesday, January 23, 2007

It's good to be back

Photo: The Death Star II, as dubbed by one of my fellow commuters, nears completion, with cranes busily piecing together the structures surrounding the new Sprint Center arena.

This is the first time since Friday evening that I've been able to ride. I froze my little leggies off this morning, because I thought it was close enough to freezing to get away with just my jeans. BZZT! WRONG! I should have played it safe and tossed the thermal base layer on. Fortunately, my core stayed warm without getting really hot and sweaty. The last thing I need to do is provoke the demons of illness, death, and plagues again.

I'm still on for Wings tonight. I figure a batch of Blazin' wings with some spicy garlic wings to "take the edge off" should help decimate any remaining shard of unwanted parasitic life forms in my body.

Anyhow, it's good to be back on the bike again. Yesterday was a drag without it.


Warren T said...

Glad you're feeling a bit better. I am rather jealous as it has now been 12 days since my two youngest and I have been able to saddle up. Man, will this junk ever melt off?

Noah said...

I hear ya. This is the worst phase. It gets above freezing for most of the day, and allows the salt, sand, road grime, and slush to oooze everywhere, gets all over you, your bike, your chain...

I basically have to wipe my bike down every single night, and completely de-grease, clean, dry, and re-lube the chain every few days. Plus, this stuff is a pain to ride in. Powder and medium-pack snow is really fun (for me, with a bike made for it)

This is really messy, though. I'm hoping the forecast is wrong. Weekend snow is awesome, but three solid weeks of slushy, disgusting roads... not awesome.

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