Monday, September 30, 2013

The Slo'Bros Ride Again

Oh, I feel so much better today than I did yesterday!

Yesterday was a Slo’Bros ride.  Now, until yesterday, every single Slo’Bros ride I have ever been on has involved riding in a downpour.  (Granted, until yesterday, I had only been on one Slo’Bros ride, but that doesn’t make my statement any less accurate.)  Yesterday afternoon was, however, a nice day for a nice ride.

Well, it should have been.

But, you see, my lovely lovely decided that after the ride it would be too late to have supper, so we have to have it before the ride, which meant that I had to eat supper less than an hour before setting off.

It was an excellent supper, but having a full stomach does not make for an excellent ride.  The less said about that, the better.

I’m sure some stuff happened on that ride, but I didn’t notice a lot of it.  My attention was…um…elsewhere, let’s say.

We did, however, make a mistake.  It almost seems contrary to the Slo’Bros code.  We formed an honest to goodness paceline for a little while.  We’ll have to watch that stuff.

We also encountered a dog.

The first sign of trouble was when we heard some people yelling for a dog to “come here”.  That’s never a good sign, and sure enough, the dog hit the asphalt behind us at full speed.  We could hear his claws scrabbling on the road surface, and he was gaining on us.  We had to get our pace up to over 20 mph before we left him behind (no easy task for the Slo’Bros).

Other than that, it was just a pleasant, social ride.  My battle scars from my recent wreck were clearly visible, and this was the conversation:

“Did you tip over?”

“Yeah, pretty much.”

“Were you alone?”


“Didn’t happen.”

Right.  If nobody saw it, it didn’t happen.

Of course, I did sort of blog about it…

Well, maybe that particular post was completely fictional?  Yeah, we’ll go with that.

These are some of the unwritten rules of cycling, which I am now about to right down.

If you have an embarrassing incident on the bike and nobody else sees it, it didn’t happen.

This is a great saver of ego. Unless you go around telling people about it.

If your computer isn’t recording your miles, you don’t have any miles.

A well known rule that is only supported by people whose computers are working.

You can lie all you want to anybody about your miles or rides, but you may only write strict truth in your log.

Which may be a good reason not to let anybody else read your log…

Of course, if your computer isn’t working but you get the data off of someone else’s computer and record it in your log as the strict truth, don’t we have two rules which are then in conflict?  Isn’t that going to cause the universe to rip apart in some sort of dimensional vortex or something?  That seems to be the sort of thing that’s always happening in science fiction movies.

But I digress.

What I meant to say was that we had a great, easy ride.

Life is good.

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