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Friday, February 02, 2007

how not to endear yourself to your new coach

I have a lot of bikes. many of them are hanging on racks in my living room. some of them are fancy. some of them are functional. all of them are nice bikes.

the other night, a new client walked in the door, focused her gaze on my Rivendell Atlantis and said "wow! that' a cool clunker!" hello?

I think her training program will include endless days of hill repeats and puke-er-vals. so there!

14 Comments:

At 2/02/2007 9:12 AM, Blogger lauren said...

clunker?!!

that thing was next to me the whole time i was suffering during my test and i kept thinking how pretty it was.

 
At 2/02/2007 9:32 AM, Blogger ginmtb said...

I have a water bottle filled with lead shot... weighs about 8lbs. We call it , "The Equalizer". Wanna borrow it?

 
At 2/02/2007 11:00 AM, Blogger Chris said...

PUNISH HER!

 
At 2/02/2007 11:05 AM, Blogger Nome Agusta said...

They do sort of look like old bikes polished up. I am not keen on them, to 1950ish looking.

 
At 2/02/2007 11:11 AM, Blogger chatterbox said...

You can just assign her to come on hill repeats with me on work mornings on my 'clunker' with saddle bag. I'll put the hurt on her for you!

 
At 2/02/2007 11:16 AM, Blogger velogirl said...

isn't it funny? you can insult my car, my taste in clothes, my hair, my sense (of lack) of style. but insult one of my bikes?

Nome, fie on you! And we actually had a couple of shared opinions this week. Back to your old self, I see.

 
At 2/02/2007 11:27 AM, Blogger ginmtb said...

That's a frightening thought re: Nome:

"And we actually had a couple of shared opinions this week."

 
At 2/02/2007 12:01 PM, Blogger lauren said...

or the fact that you say "ovulate".

 
At 2/02/2007 12:07 PM, Blogger velogirl said...

is there something wrong with using the word ovulate, Lauren? huh? is there? what should I say? I'm PMS-ing? I'm not afraid to use those big, scary, biological terms, so there!

and when do you crave food? when you ovulate, right? maybe we just need a secret code word for that since the men have figured out all our other secret code words.

 
At 2/02/2007 12:33 PM, Blogger lauren said...

secret code word...

how about "chocolate craving time".

 
At 2/02/2007 1:00 PM, Blogger velogirl said...

yeah, I must be un-American or something because I don't crave chocolate. I crave rough & crunchy. it's probably because I don't eat wheat anymore so I miss out on lots of crunchy. but I eat tons of fruits so I get a lot of sweet.

I also crave other things (but I'm not open enough to share that).

maybe just craving time or CT for short.

 
At 2/02/2007 2:17 PM, Blogger Erein said...

How about "i'll eat whatever I damn well please and shut up about it" time? :)

I got a new bike. It's pink. :)

 
At 2/02/2007 3:57 PM, Blogger CyclistRick said...

Re: nome's comment:

Said like someone who is too young to remember the 70's bike boom when bikes like the Atlantis were de rigeur.

 
At 2/02/2007 6:28 PM, Blogger Olaf Vanderhoot said...

"I crave rough & crunchy."


... we have a winner!

 

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