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He's ok if he's not the fastest on the block, but that doesn't lead him to treat cycling like an adult kickball league as so many do. Cycling is important. It's ok to train for it. It's ok to want to be faster, because that's actually more fun than sucking completely. At the same time, being fast doesn't make you better than anyone else, and he knows that, too.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Not Creepy at All

Dear Readers,

Last night I was taking a little stroll around Fairhill and doing a couple of efforts. I crested out of the park and turned on to 273, headed for home. I was wearing my C3: La Vie Claire kit as seen here:

A dude in big ole Lincoln slowed down and drove up beside me. The driver was mid fifties maybe a little heavy set. "I want to play checkers on your checker board suit!" he said to me as he drove past.

That was a little weird I thought.

We were coming to an intersection and I moved to the left turning lane passing the Lincoln again. I didn't think anything of it at first as we sat at a red light and then I heard him sing to me, "I want to play checkers on your checker board suit!"

Now, I was creeped out. I didn't know what to do, so I awkwardly smiled, stood on the pedals and took off like a banshee as his light turned green and our paths took different directions...

that's something that doesn't happen on every ride (for me anyway).
respect
vanderbacon

Monday, April 21, 2014

Summer Junior Cycling Camp


Sideburn dividend

Dear Reader,

Last weekend I was at the pet store buying food for the pups. The clerk was a young man, early twenties who has always been very friendly with me. He has an amazing set of lamb chop side burns. Seriously, they are a thing of beauty. I have always been a fan of sideburns. I recognize that as I have grown a bit older, my sideburns may have become a bit more tame, but I also recognize that as long as I can grow them, I'll  probably have them in some version.

As we went to check out, Diane rushed to the counter with toys galore for the boys because, well as she says, "the dogs can chew toys, or they can chew your stuff!" ... But I digress, the young man with amazing sideburns looks at me and says, " that's a nice set of sideburns sir. Because you have good sideburns, and I'm a nice guy- I'm gonna give you 10% off your order!"

SIDEBURNS SELF HIGH FIVE!

SCORE!

Okay, he didn't have to call me sir, that was a little weird...

Diane just laughed, and I thanked the young man, as we schlepped our haul of dog food and toys to the fit...

Good Style. Good Sideburns, always pay off!

thanks for reading.

respect
vanderbacon