Friday, August 04, 2006

(Not) havin' a crack..or solo man wusses out

Mountain biking is meant to be fun, right? Right. With the shite weather that has come through in the last two days, and Canberra's reputation for being a cold bastard of a place (and that's just in summer!), my 8 hour solo career has lasted about as long as Mal Meninga's political career. In the immortal words of Big Mal himself, "I'm buggered". Yeah, I'm buggered if 'fun' means getting up at 6.30, in near freezing temperatures, dressing in thin lycra, getting on a bike and riding for 8 hours. I'll opt for some road k's instead, if the rain clears up. If not, I'll sleep in, watch TV and drink beer. Now that's fun!

4 comments:

Dr Fuentes said...

Yes, it certainly does appear that you are very soft indeed specialized boy! Where I come from in northern Spain a typical day for a cyclist would go as follows: 4:15 a.m. get up, eat bucket of shit, run naked through cactus and beat ones self with tire iron. 5:23 a.m. ride 300 km. naked in sub freezing conditions, drinking only ice water and encasing ones genitalia in compacted snow. 9:37 a.m. eat frozen shit while standing in tub of liquid nitrogen. 10:17 a.m. work 15 hours in hell hole sweat shop for 23 cents a month. 1:00 p.m. next day. ride 700 km through solid ice in a Norwiegan glacier 2:53 a.m. eat more frozen shit. Toughen up my man!! Of course you could just stay home and drink beer!!

Anonymous said...

You should get on some crack. It seems to help a lot of pro cyclists ride their bikes out there.

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K said...

Fun is hitting up some A lines with your mates,pushing your bike back to the top of the run,slam down a Southo and go again. Wouldn't a Stumpy be good for that!