"It never gets any easier. You just go faster." ---Greg Lemond
"Don't buy upgrades. Ride up grades." --- Eddy Merckx
"You drive like shit." ---The Car Whisperer

27.9.07

Thursday meanderings

I ran into fellow teammate Luke Seemann on the path today, at the start of my training ride and his commute to work. He told me that I made it onto the radio today! Steve Dahl apparently read my email that I sent to him:

Subject: I think you owe us an apology
Mr. Dahl,

If it comes out that this guy is a listener of yours, maybe we can get you charged as an accomplice.

http://www.chicagobikeracing.com/blog/archives/2007/09/hit_and_run_on_1.html

Share the road, and have a nice day.


--
"...and if you play Defender, I can be your Hyperspace."


I was told he made fun of the Beastie Boys quote I put in my signature tag (for all my emails), that he didn't "get it." Ha.

Anyways, after saying goodbye to Luke I headed down to Calumet Park at 95th St. and Ewing, by the lake for a few laps to fill out the middle hour of my training ride. The draw bridge was up. I wish I had my camera. Does anybody know if this is the bridge the Blues Brothers jump across at the beginning of the movie?

And on the way back I had this Fred drafting on me the whole way. I hate that. I'll be ready to change lanes to pass, check back and there's some guy glued to my wheel without so much as a warning. If your going to draft on somebody training solo, introduce yourself first and ask if they mind.

Nap time. Ciao.

1 comment:

sophie said...

I'd never heard the term "motorboat" used in that fashion before. Absolutely hilarious! I'm glad they tipped well. Back in my days as a server, big parties were usually notorious for not tipping well. But then again, I was never asked to "motorboat" one of the guests.

Good luck on your interviews. Keep me posted.