Monday, February 27, 2006

rest day

got caffeinated.
crawled onto the pain machine for a while, wasn't feeling it.
made some oats w/curants, banana, brown sugar.
got more caffeinated.
sun was shining.
decided to ride to work.
can't argue with the sun.
20mph steady tailwind from the west.
something to look forward to.
got into bike gear.
takes a while when it's 10 degrees outside.
realized commuter bike had 2nd flat in as many days.
might as well ride race rig, tires are full and happy.
flatted 5miles from work.
no pump.
5 bike curriers pass as
i run / rode flat / walked / sulked to work.
didn't expect any help, didn't get any offers.
cold bostonians scurry-by, heads exposed to the elements, can't fuss that $100 haircut.
walked slow the final few blocks, enjoyed the sun.
decided today was a rest day, can't rush on a rest day.
30mins late to work now.
guess it's time to rush that rest day.


At 2/28/2006 2:25 PM, Blogger Jason said...

what exactly is a curant?

At 2/28/2006 2:37 PM, Blogger jeff said...

i have no idea what it looks like before dried, but afterwards it's basically a mini-raisin. an un-sung hero of the dried fruit world? i'd never heard of them until andy's wife put some in couscous. tasty.

At 3/03/2006 12:19 PM, Blogger Barkernews said...

Dude that totally sucks.
I know how that is... I had a slow leak this morning.
I'm thinking about putting those kevlar-lined commuter tires on my racing bike so I don't flat so often.
For some reason, city riding kills my nice tires.
Hey... at least you didn't take a taxi!

At 3/03/2006 2:51 PM, Blogger jeff said...

i love the slow leak. don't want to fix, so you pump it up every 5mins. good times.

specialized armadillo's are great kevlar commuter tires. i hadn't had a flat in almost 6months - and when i do get flats on the commuter bike, it's usually a 2-3" piece of metal or something - and half the time don't even lose air if I just leave it alone.


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