Thursday, December 04, 2008

Explosive Elf

My co-workers are decorating the cubicle aisle.


My elf, apparently, is explosive.


Another sub-20°F morning has come and gone. We had some light flurries yesterday but the roads remained clear. I'll be taking it easy (read: riding the bus a lot and going to bed early) for the rest of the week. I am excited and anxious about the upcoming 200k.

Some accomplished cyclists will probably get a chuckle about my concern over the 200k that starts in sub-freezing temperatures. Others will likely wonder why I'd even consider it. Regardless your stance, it will easily be the most difficult thing I've ever tried to do on a bicycle. While I wonder if I am prepared enough to actually complete it, I am not worried about the event itself. I'll be with a good friend who's done a lot of these, and my wonderful wife has told me she'll be on standby if I need rescuing.

That reminds me... I haven't taken The Twelve out since I wrenched on it. I need to ride it around a bit tonight and tomorrow just to make sure everything is in order.

Random Tunage:
Orbital - Lush 3-1
Crystal Method - Bad Stone

6 comments:

Apertome said...

Hey, I think it's awesome you're going for the 200k in the cold. Put me in the category that understands why you're doing it, and feels a bit jealous. I need to do something similar, soon.

XAVI NOVELL said...

HELLOW FROM CATALONIA, BARCELONA ... YOUR BLOG IS GOOD!

SALUT XAVALOTE

mupedalpusher said...

Good luck on the ride. Hope you can stay warm. I can manage on my 5-6 mile commutes but not sure about my feet on an extended ride.

sharpE said...

Eat early and often and drink, drink, drink! Good luck and pack a dry base layer. 200k is a very good day.

Jason said...

Have a great time! :) You guys will do fine.

Anonymous said...

Decorations look very festive. But man, that's some gawd-awful looking carpet. LOL

Steven
IN

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