Thursday, December 14, 2006

Why shouldn't mythological creatures love one another?

The reports of people falling down this morning make me glad that I drove today. I've been doing that a lot lately. Pretty much ever since somebody decided that a presentation was called for, with only a week to prepare. Then said somebody delegated the creation of the presentation to some low level lackey (i.e. me). And it's been hell on wheels ever since.

In most cases biking to work is a stress reliver. It's nice to deal with various things all day and then be able to pound out any frustrations on the 14 mile ride home. But when stress hits a certain level for me then bike commuting becomes and added stressor. The stuff I take for granted, like having warm clothes packed and getting all my gear lined up on a day in/day out basis starts adding to the problem instead of taking away from it. I've learned to just go with it and drive when things get to that point. I've already reached my mileage goal of 3,000 for the year so it's not a huge loss. Next year I think I'm going to try Kevin's "ride 100 miles for every year of your age" goal. So that means my goal would be 3,800. That's only 316.66666 miles per month. In theory, very possible.

This has absolutely nothing to do with biking, but it made me laugh out loud for the first time in days. Make sure you have the volume on. Enjoy.

Date: December 7
Mileage: 20
Ride type/Bike: Commute/Schwinn
December mileage: 85
Year to date mileage: 3076

Date: December 8
Mileage: 20
Ride type/Bike: Commute/Schwinn
December mileage: 105
Year to date mileage: 3096


rigtenzin said...

Opera is great.

Hey, I crashed yesterday too. It was a dumb little slip on frosty alley leaving my block.

Fritz M said...

Boo to bigfoot :-/

the old bag said...

Luckily I didn't spill, but I felt the back tire slide a but when I stood on a little climb...sat back down pretty quickly.

Same here -- the full commute which is typically cathartic adds to stress when life gets busy. I tried a short commute last week, and it was great to be able to do my packing in the AM and get a ride in as well.

Jim said...

That video seeks to redefine sasquatch-unicorn relations as they have served us for 2,000 years. Therefore, I like it.

I have not fallen yet, but studded tire sales are brisk.

rigtenzin said...

I tried to describe this video to some people and now they all think I'm some sort of perv.

You have to see it to find it funny. Or maybe I can't tell a story very well.

Pete said...

I think you need to sing the song and make the motions to really sell the story...