Sunday, January 11, 2009

Hell is a Crap-Flavored Slurpee

Miracle of miracles, on Friday and Saturday the roads were clean enough that I was able to get out for some real live bike riding. It was amazing, the frozen snot and sports drinks, the numb face, etc. Thrilling. So imagine how I felt this morning when I woke up to this scene out of my bedroom window:

And it didn't really improve. I stepped outside (which I now realize one should never, ever do between the months of November and March) and my beloved Summit Ave. was coated in crap Slushy:

Being from San Diego I don't have too much experience riding in crap Slushies, so I usually try to avoid this kind of natural disaster. Saddened, I started to head inside when I was confronted with one of the most amazing documents I've encountered:

Yes, that is an advertisement featuring a man jump kicking off of a roof. I know this because the ad actually takes the time to point out the "Corner of Roof."

I mean, I guess it's possible that this is effective advertising for some consumers out there. Personally, I can think of more enjoyable ways to spend my time than jump kicking to my almost certain doom.

Of course if the choice is between jump kicking myself off of a roof and a crap Slushy, well...
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Friday, January 9, 2009

Winter Sufferfest Extravaganza

Well, Boston has now apparently relocated to the barren, frozen wastelands of some hellish slushy hell, and riding outside has become a basically impossible feat. The collegiate racing season is still a few months off, and with the end of base training it's time to put in some serious suffering and interval workouts. Basically, for the next two months I'll be spending a great deal of my time right here:

And instead of riding around out here:

I'll be on my trainer, staring longingly out of this window:

So I might decide, out of the incredible boredom that only graduate studies can induce, to update this sham of a blog every now and then with more photos of my indoor training exploits or maybe even an outdoor shot or two, if this shit weather decides to let me out of my progressively sweatier living room. Regardless, I'll be posting race reports, photos, whatnot and etcetera once March rolls around. If you have any interest in that sort of thing, be sure to show up later. It promises to be a moderately tolerable time. Seriously.
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