Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Who is (im)deebers?
My buddy Matt tried to tell me I that I was working way too hard, that I should buy a road bike instead. I told him "working hard is the point". I dropped 25 lbs before my birthday, gained 10 back that winter, dropped another 15 the next summer and in October of 2009 my youngest brother dregger challenged/invited me to ride LOTOJA with im in 2010. "But" he said "you're going to have to buy a road bike". I tried telling him how I was much faster since I had pitched the nobbies and substituted road slicks on the Gary Fisher. He gave me a look that was more than exasperated but not annoyed enough to dope-slap me and said something like "we're riding 206 miles in one day; you're going to have to buy a real bike." And the rest is ... well, fodder for most of the posts I'll contribute to this blog-site I would imagine. Big ups to Rodzilla for letting me crash it.
Realization #4, biking is by far the funnest, most efficient and surest way to to get rid of the extra junk in your trunk. Despite my best efforts, despite gym memberships, Eliminating gfast food, not eating before bed, running on treadmills and 3-4 spin cycling classes a week** as soon as the snow flies and I hang my bike up the pounds find me again. dregger is fond of pointing out that no weight is ever 'lost' you will always find it again, or it will find you. It generally finds me when I move indoors and stop riding my bike. I'm an easy mark at that point, but not when I'm riding.
*I originally opted for the mtn bike because I thought road bikes looked uncomfortable and the guys on them looked like sissies, and no way was I going to wear spandex.
** 'Zilla says spin cycling classes deserve their own blog entry and that we (pretty sure by that he means me) should write one. We'll see.