Monday, December 10, 2007

Folding mirrors

I'm glad newer cars are equipped with these. I'm also glad newer cars are smaller than the 70's battle tanks, which were piloted by the extremely elderly until about the mid-90's.

Today the weather has been up to 77 deg here, which I couldn't let get away. I took a half day (still lots of floating vacation days to take this year, and they don't carry over) to go for a ride. The wind was kickin' like karate, so it wasn't going to be a long ride. Just about 1.5 hours or so, which wound up being a hair under 30 miles. Lots of big hills on this route, as well as stop-and-go traffic. Funny, I hadn't experienced any training-induced drama in quite a while...

So on the way back, I'm riding up a feeder road that will cross over a main road, then up through a neighborhood. All of a sudden some old lady clipped me with her car mirror, and kept on going! Fortunately, I was in an aggressive stance and it didn't affect me really. But boy did I let her have it at the next light! I told her she was a not nice person, and lacked in abilities. Roughly...

It was a nice ride, though. Nice to get back on the bike after a couple of weeks off. On the up side, I was rarely winded, which made me feel good about the aerobic base I've built with the running. Now it's time to think about the transition into preseason. Hmmmm. Maybe after the 5K this weekend.

What a great way to spend a Monday, though. And tonight we are going in search of Stella, thanks to a post by Jess that got Mendy thinking. Maybe even sit outside, if it's still nice enough. Hope you all are doing as well as me, but probably not.

:-p

Just saw this, and think it's freakin hilarious. Pretty much my approach to training myself. Maybe I should go work at Dick's Sporting Goods.

13 comments:

Wes said...

Dude! Holy crap!! Maybe you should be mountain biking for a while ;-)

If you were having an adventure race in search of Stella, I might join you :-) The beer fast is OOOOOver :-)

josslynsmom said...

OMG! That did not really happen! Wow. You gotta love elderly drivers.

J~mom said...

Not only am I doing as well as you, I am doing better. I just opened my holiday package from Marcy and it was just bottles of vodka. Neener, neener.

I can't believe you got clipped...that wasn't with my pedals was it? I don't need any bad ju-ju on those babies.

Glad you had a good day.

Marcy said...

LMAO Lisa, apparently you are STILL drunk from your 13 miler because it was vodka in those nifty travel coffee mugs I told you I was going to buy you for Christmas :P

Dude I SOOOOOOOOOO wish you had a camera when you told Granny off. I would've paid good money to see that shiz. OMG the thought of it makes me laugh (not that she clipped you but you KWIM). I'm glad you're OK though :-)

Jess said...

Stellaaah! Hope you enjoyed a few on my behalf. I actually had one myself last night while enjoying an episode of "Deadwood." Mmmm-mmm, good.

Bob Gentile said...

Poor Old Lady probably POOPED in her Depends :-( she is on about 70 pills per day and just came back from the pharmacy....thats why I dont ride a bike here in FL "Senior Land"

now FEED the WARRIOR 20lbs !!! ahhh love that line, that is a great clip!

Eric said...

I'm glad you didn't like blow up her car, dude! She didn't know she was dealing with a ruff-and-tumble, blow-up-bridges guy! I had a Stella on Sunday and thought of you...vibes, dude!

I only got in 7.58 on Saturday. Kinda' slow too...1:02:55. Oh well!

Michelle said...

Holy moly! I can't believe she hit you!! A cyclist in our area died recently after being hit by a passing car. Be careful out there, David!!!

Chris said...

Sorry about the mirror incident. No one is safe these days. Now - about that Lance commercial...hilarious ! I absolutely love that! Talk about awesome. I gotta agree with Bob - I can't wait to look at one of my training partners and ask them, "Would you like to feed the warrior? FEED the WARRIOR 20lbs!". That's right...I'm talkin' to YOU...

Gotta Run said...

Another close call on the bike by another stupid driver. UNREAL!!! Glad you could catch up and share your thoughts with her!

LOVED THE CLIP!! I have watch it 6 times already. Totally hilarious!!

Mendy said...

That is such a funny clip! And, you wonder why I'm so afraid when getting on my bike on the real rode. Glad you're okay!

Eric said...

i was hit today by a Ford F-250...in my Mazda. poor little car is toast! i thought about you and realized how fortunate i was to be INSIDE a car!

Viv said...

I am so glad you are OK. I am so scared when I ride in the real world. Sounded like a perfect ride till the old lady showed up. I hope you found the well deserved Stella.

I loved this commercial, seriously I have sat here on your blog and watched about 10 times. I think it is time to move on :-) I *heart* Lance. I ran the Livestrong Challenge 5K since I wanted my first organized event to be special..LOL!

Found your blog through J-Mom.