September 14, 2006

pre-vacation update

Only 4 more days until vacation...which means only 4 more days until the guest blogger! I'm fairly certain you will all enjoy my guest blogger...in fact, I think you'll enjoy his blogging more than my blogging, so my biggest concern is that you won't want me to come back. But I'm willing to take that risk just to keep my loyal readers (aka my mom and my brother-in-law Chris) entertained while I'm gone.

On a total side note, I think my brother-in-law Chris reads my blog and ALL of the other local cycling blogs in lieu of watching soap operas. This is a guy who went to his first bike race this year (the State Road Race) and helped me and Pete by giving us hand-ups in the feed zone (he took his job very seriously and did great!) and learned all about the Birchwood Bike Team (he was concerned since my race was 50% Bettys). I think he enjoyed the cycling drama. Shortly thereafter, he informed me that he had read some good gossip about the Bellas on the Birchwood message board. Huh? Yep, he'd been reading through all of the blogs, did some googling, and somehow ended up on the Birchwood message board - and it's not like that message board was just one click away for him...he had to do some digging. He even refers to the local cyclists by their blog names (since he has absolutely no idea who they are). Oh, and he's even a bit of a NASCAR fan. (And I know he frequents DrunkCyclist too...I'm sure it's just for the articles). One of these days I think he'll get brave enough to post a comment instead of just lurking in silence. Perhaps he'll comment on something my guest blogger posts.

I haven't ridden my bike for about two weeks now - I've been trying to take it easy ever since my little golf outing re-injury to my hip. The worst part is that I'm missing the last night of track racing tonight. But that's probably for the best since it seems like there have been a lot of crashes this year. I think taking it easy has paid off because I'm feeling a lot better and I'm going to try to get a few rides in this weekend before heading off to ride in France! You might think that I'm annoyingly excited about this trip and you're probably wishing I'd shut up already about going to France to ride my bike. But here's the thing - I've never been to Europe and I've never ridden my bike in a different country - so I'm not trying to rub it in, I'm just truly excited about this opportunity and adventure. And whether you like it or not, I WILL be blogging about it when I get back.

Anyway, be nice to my guest blogger - don't let Super Rookie scare him off. In fact, feel free to invite my guest blogger out on a group ride...he's been trying to find some good group rides. And while he's not a trackie, he has ridden at the velodrome...I witnessed it. Come to think of it, a lot of my non-cyclist friends have ridden the track...even MommaMissy!

Which reminds me...check out The Real Age Test that I read about on MommaMissy's blog. I thought I'd take that test and it would tell me that my "Real Age" is 25....but no, it said 31.7. Which is less than my real age, but not by much! It's kind of depressing.

Strats out

8 comments:

suthsc said...

Personally, I think taking a riding vacation in Europe in general, but France in particular, is cool as hell. I won't even bother attempting to tell you how jealous I am because I can't do it justice.

So have a great trip, keep turning 'em over on the climbs, and try not to break drag to much on the decents, then get your butt back here and tell us all about it..

annie said...

My RealAge was 17, sucka! It's all in the spaghetti sauce.

But how the hell did your brother-in-law get on our message board? I thought that shit was private, yo! We're all in trouble now....

SickBoy said...

17.7

Strats said...

I think SickBoy and Annie cheated on their RealAge tests!

The BW msg board was open to the public...until this morning. I guess I always just assume that BW had a public forum, then another super secret private forum.

Eclectchick said...

I hope that darn hip has decided to behave. Still, I have a feeling you're gonna have a rockin' vacation regardless!!

My mom and I took a biking vacation in Italy several years ago. It was FANTASTIC!! I'm so jealous - have a wonderful time!!!

Super Rookie said...

New link up.

Nice layout...

What team next year?

karla said...

My RealAge was 23.8 -- that's pretty creepily accurate, seeing as my 24th birthday is in two weeks. They told me that to lower my RealAge, I should get a dog. HA. Clearly they don't know how I feel about dogs.

MommaMissy said...

Can we please have some fat, old, non-biking person with a bad smoking habit take the realage test so that I can feel better about my score??!!!