Saturday, May 19, 2007

I hope your f-ing tree dies!

Even though Jim and Kevin are at the Three Speed Tour this weekend a few of us kept the Hiawatha home fires burning and rode this morning. I rode the Robin Hood to establish a connection between the 3 Speed Tour and the morning's ride. We trucked up north and escorted Jim W., our de facto leader, to work. Jim insisted that we eat at McDonald's, breaking with all previously established tradition. It was only after the resident forester threatened to spray paint an orange ring around Jim's midsection that sanity was restored.

We did break from tradition, and instead of eating pastry we all indulged in full on breakfast. Eggs, toast, hash browns, flapjacks, the works. We got Jimmy to work safely by promising to deliver a brown bag lunch with a diagonal cut sandwich around noon. He totally bought it. Sucker.

Next week I hope to ride the same route, but I'm going to ask Jim if I can borrow his Xtracycle. I've got some custom cat furniture on order that I need to bring home.

After I got home I convinced the wife that it would be a good idea to take a short bike ride to grab some lunch. I told her that if you get food while riding a bike, you don't have to count the calories. It's pretty much how I live my life. It was her first time on a bike since last summer when I sent her off on her own with a leaky rear tire. I still don't think she's forgiven me.

Date: May 19
Mileage: 22
Ride type/Bike: Hiawatha/Robin Hood
May mileage: 285
Year to date mileage: 1575

Date: May 19
Mileage: 7
Ride type/Bike: Lunch with wife/Robin Hood
May mileage: 292
Year to date mileage: 1582

1 comment:

this verdant country said...

Unfortunately, I sold my Xtracycle awhile back, but I'm sure I can arrange for you to borrow one. Let me know.