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So, like...I married a weirdo. (Read 1622 times)


Needs more cowbell!

    See.

     

    Someday I need one of those, too.  First I need a regular mountain bike ('cause my 11 year old has taken over my 1-size-too-small-for-me mountain bike).

    Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

    '14 Goals:

    • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

    • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


    day after day sameness

      Well...at least you care enough to notice. Indiffernce is a killer.

      I've done my best to live the right way; I get up every morning and go to work each day...


      A Saucy Wench

        That's gonna take some good chain lube.

        I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

         

        "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7


        Needs more cowbell!

          That's gonna take some good chain lube.

           

          Yeah, he realized after the fact that he's going to have to totally redo all the cables...but he says it was totally worth it! Tongue It was hilarious eavesdropping on the conversations on the beach as he was riding around out there.  People were all "WTF, there's a BIKE IN the lake!"  Then people were stopping to ask him about it.

          Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

          '14 Goals:

          • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


          You'll ruin your knees!

            Well, at least you've got that married a weirdo thing in common, now don't'cha

            ""...the truth that someday, you will go for your last run. But not today—today you got to run." - Matt Crownover (after Western States)


            Needs more cowbell!

              Well, at least you've got that married a weirdo thing in common, now don't'cha

               

              Ha, I was wondering how long it would take for someone to jump on that. Big grin

              Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

              '14 Goals:

              • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

              • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


              Am I doing this right?

                That looks like a ton of fun.  

                 

                My kind of weird.

                No excuses....


                Needs more cowbell!

                  That looks like a ton of fun.  

                   

                  My kind of weird.

                   

                  I got to ride one of those bikes once this Winter...unfortunately there was hardly any snow.  But it floated right over the snow and sand we encountered.  Not fast, but really fun and stable.

                  Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                  '14 Goals:

                  • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                  • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                    I used to mountain bike a lot when I was a kid. We built a ramp into a little pond back in the woods where we used to ride, and in the summer we would jump our bikes into the pond. The water would catch the wheels, slow the bike down pretty suddenly, and you could do a flip over the handlebars. Not the same thing, but this reminded me of that.


                    Needs more cowbell!

                      Hmmm...I should suggest the ramp possibility to DH.  There is a pier at that beach.  DS thinks his dad should just ride off the pier.  The bike floats, so it's not like he'd lose it at the bottom of Lake MI! Big grin

                      Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                      '14 Goals:

                      • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                        After spending too much time searching for our bikes at the bottom of a muddy creek that we jumped them into as kids, we started putting life jackets on them.  Worked pretty good.

                        Age: 45 Weight: 208 Height: 6'2" (Goal weight 195)

                        Current PR's:  Mara 3:48:09; HM 1:43:26; 10K 44:51; 5K 21:27


                        Needs more cowbell!

                          After spending too much time searching for our bikes at the bottom of a muddy creek that we jumped them into as kids, we started putting life jackets on them.  Worked pretty good.

                           

                          DS actually used DH's childhood bike until he outgrew it.  I have no doubts that that thing would sink like a rock.  I don't think the tubes on that thing were even hollow steel...they felt like steel filled with concrete.  And the wheels were tanks, too.

                          Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                          '14 Goals:

                          • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                          Cool Jump Suit

                            That does look like fun.  Maybe a cross-training workout?  I did the same thing as Jeff as a kid.  The ramp idea looked a lot cooler than what it ended up being.  That's life....

                            So bittersweet
                            This tragedy
                            Won't ask for absolution;
                            This melody
                            Inside of me
                            Still searches for solution;
                            A twist of faith
                            A change of heart 
                            Cures my infatuation;
                            A broken heart 
                            Provides the spark 
                            For my determination.

                              You are married to a weirdo, but mostly it just made me wish I lived near a beach right now.


                              Needs more cowbell!

                                The beach is pretty damned nice.  The water was near 80, last night...which felt good, since the air temps were at least 15 degrees warmer, even near sunset.

                                Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                                '14 Goals:

                                • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                                • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

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