Days to Go: 66
Mood Forecast: Not sad to see the rain.
Special Thanks: Lisbet Sunshine and Ariella Granett
The donations are coming in and I'm so grateful for all the generosity from everyone. I'm almost at my first $1000. Anyone got $150 burning a hole in their pockets? Please consider helping this pleasant pedaler out. I'm working to save lives and am not doing all this exercise for my health. Well, yes I am, but I'm also trying to snuff out an ugly virus.
It looks like rainy times all weekend which means no riding for me and a wet Easter Bunny for you. When it is cold outside, trying to keep active and up on my training is difficult as I like to live under a blanket and a lazy dog (will settle for two gray cats). Also, I hear there's a Walking Dead marathon on this weekend. So many temptations; rain, zombies, gray cats...the list goes on.
Gray cats, Jasper and Julia
Gather round, grab a spot on the carpet, it's story time!
I have a favorite Spin instructor who looks like a cross between Kelly Cutrone and the apple-bodied Hanker for a Hunk O'Cheese guy from the ABC Saturday morning PSAs for kids. Her class is every Thursday and she is awesome and funny and plays Prince. Before each class she walks around to everybody to check posture and foot positions, because most people don't know what they're doing and end up hurting their backs or straining their knees.
Last week after her posture and position check she darted back to her headset holding her nose and shouted, "You guys need to control your funk! I'm happy to walk around and check your footing, but do me a favor and be aware of your foul bodies. This is a confined space, people!"
I concur. People stink. Tim Gunn references living in a "monkey house" saying that when you first visit a monkey house the stench could knock you over. But if you lived in the monkey house, the stink wouldn't bother you. Then he went on to use that analogy toward people's bad fashion choices.
At any rate, all this said, yes, cycling and cycling long days like I've been doing (and will do in June), leave you stank-y and I always get a little self conscious when I'm on a full BART train home to Oakland after riding 80 miles in the North Bay.
Also, anonymous B-Lister codename, Wolfgang Weber, you know who you are--warsh your shorts! No more of your monchichi marinade at mile zero. As a riding group we should all move into the monkey house together, mile by mile, and after the ride, leave the zoo.
Love you, Wolfie.
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