"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


The Tour dah Lakefront - Tandemonium Stage

First, the numbers:

Jersey Sightings: 3 Postal, 3 Discovery (including one entire kit), 1 Quick Step, 1 Saxo Bank, 1 PMU Green, 1 Ouch (Entire kit, originality points awarded for post-doping Floyd support).

KOM points:
Southbound: McFetritch -Brian/Maggie, 49th Street - Brian/Maggie
Northbound: 49th St - William/Charlotte, McFetritch - Brian/Maggie, Museum Campus - William/Charlotte (Charlotte: “So long, ladies!")

1 Break chased down: Fred attacked us. That wasn’t going to stand.

1 Pathlete left nonplussed: Hammered past us, aerobars, messenger bag (?!). But at the riser/chicane past 35th street park, there he is with a flat tire. William: “you need a tube?!” Pathlete, confused, thinking these 4 on tandems are possibly making fun of him: “Uhhhhhh, I don’t know...” Me: “Ok, suit yourself.” Three of us had tubes.

William and Charlotte attacking us:

But Maggie and I countered:

If tandem biking were a first-person shooter game - I'd be loading my grenade launcher for that Navy Pier bike car just ahead:

Nice socks:

The view didn't suck:

Neither did the food:

These things are weird. At very low speeds there is a ton of lateral movement - you feel like you are riding on flat tires or that tar patching when it's hot out - much more stable the faster you get:

Toes, raspberries, sunset:

How bromantic:

1 comment:

Pankonin said...

Is that dude on the tandem, and who is waving, wearing an HTFU braclet? And is that same dude having a romantic evening with the Car Whisperer? hee hee!