Sunday, April 13, 2008

Ride-A-Kick My Ass-A-Thon

So today was the ride-a-thon. And after socializing at Virginia Slims house last night, the 12th, waking up at 8 in the morning was no stroll in the park. It suprises me how I can wake up in the morning to go ride my bike, but on some days I can't wake up to make it to my 9 o'clock class for the life of me.
So after listening and watching Bama headbang and rock out to some metal we started out on our ride. There was about 20 of us or so as we headed out. It was kinda cold but sunny so it wasn't bad. After about 15 minutes or so, Virginia Slim and I decided to pull a massive attack from the back of the pack. We time trialed away from stevie fresh and the rest of the pack, but after about 20 seconds we thought we were gonna die so we let up and Kiel and some other kids passed us. Our attack led to another couple of cat 5 attacks from the group. Quite entertaining for me and V-Slim. We rode north from Boulder, hit Lyons and headed east. And after heading east for a ways we turned north again and headed towards Carter Lake. We rode on a pretty flat long road with a couple of little rollers, which I called sprint points and KOM points and attacked into them. Kiel beat me on the ones that he tried on, but I got the other ones. There was a little 3 switchback climb up to the reservoir and with Kiel not racing up it against me, I took the the KOM climb and got the polkadot jersey, which only existed in my mind. We stopped at the ramp to the reservoir and ate some food and filled our bottles. And the 100 milers kept goin and us 60 ish milers turned around. I really didn't feel like doing 100 miles on no breakfast and 5 hours of sleep. And neither did V-Slim who had a bit of a headache from last night. During our ride, Abby followed us in her "kick ass jeep liberty SPORT" as she calls it, and every once in a while I would go back and hang on the the car and talk to her. It felt like I was in the tour or something hanging back with the team car, but I was in last place in the tour because I was hanging on to the car. When we got back to Boulder, V-Slim, Kiel, Colin, Abby, and I went to Half Fast Subs. It was the best 14 inches I have ever taken. After subs, I ran into Alan Obye and we chatted, then I went back home and showered and then slept. I slept a good 3 hours and I'm still tired as shit!
I went to safeway to get food and I picked up the best food items, Gushers, tortillas, salsa, cheese, oreos, white grape peach juice, kiwis, not ripe pears(because I wasn't paying attention and kinda sleep walking around the store), and some crackers. Food of champions. Came back, ate, and that brings me to this point in time where I stop writing.

4 comments:

Abby said...

my jeep is a work of art...

you took that 14 inches like a drunk sorority girl.

peter said...

abby, youre so eloquent.

I picked a bad weekend to leave town it would seem.

afroman6969 said...

you sure did pete

Virginia Slim said...

ya you missed seeing me in rare form on sat. night