Thursday, July 10, 2008

Back In The Saddle Again

The rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. Despite having a fever, I rode for and hour and a half Saturday, at noon....genius plan. I did and hour long spin on Tuesday. Last night I had a real honest to goodness mountain bike ride. I figure I lost four days of riding in the last two weeks.

Normally at the first sign of illness I get in bed, demand liquids and soup (which go unanswered cause my wife don't play that), and I watch black and white movies till the storm passes. I find no peace in this ritual, because I can feel my enemies at the gate. I know Worm is riding at lunch solo, at night with the crew, and he is eating dinner, while watching the tour, on his stationary trainer. Juancho has ridden to Saudi Arabia and back since the first sniffle cursed my head. Big Jim Slade is always dangerous because he thinks he is slow (he isn't) and this causes him to over train, insult and slap himself in the car for being weak. It's a dangerous combo-pack for the Wrecker.

I am not the man I was at Bump And Grind, but I still have a few miles in my legs. I caught a guy and passed him like he owed me rent last night. I sprinted on Blairstone and peaked at 35mph. I'm gonna be fine.....If I can just hide from Worm and Juancho for a few more days!



juancho said...

Oh, you're better now? Let's ride.

BIG JIM S. said...

Enemies! We're your brothers WB, your compadres, your teamates if you will. Do we want to see you suffer? Well yea, sometimes but not really. Anyway, glad to hear you are getting back in the saddle. It's definately not the same riding w/o you. By the way you are in luck. Rummer is Big Worm may actually be getting slower. Has something to do with too many late night blueberry cobblers.

BIGWORM said...

No more clobber for the 'Worm! Bring yo' sorry ass out to Joe's tonight. Bikechain is posturing as if he intends to throw down on me in tonight's sprint. You can't miss that! Besides, last week we only had 5 people. I need attendees.

Human Wrecking Ball said...

I am stuck at work late tonight, I wish I could be there to lead you out (best ten yard lead out in cycling). You'll have to flip your elbow to someone else hoss!

juancho said...

"Stuck at work" riiiiight.

Ms. Moon said...

Okay. Bike post. Whatever.
However, I'm glad to hear you're doing better, Bro Ball, and that picture of Roy Rogers is very nice.
Roy was such a doofus of a cowboy, wasn't he? And what was up those Sons of the Pioneers? Happy Trails indeed. More like Sappy Trails.