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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

give up now ...

This lunch hour, after dropping off Sputnik to get his poo-hole fixed, i went spinning up the beach hwy from Santa Cruz. I wanted to work hard on my pedalstroke, tinkling over the lightest of gears in a whipping cream whirl.

A few minutes in, my body started to rebel and i felt that inescapable urge to stretch and pull the body out of its mal-aligned state - freeing up hips and joints gnarled over from a long, too long season of too much racing with not near enough training.

But, I can't be bothered to get off the bike when i stretch ~ so, cruising down the hwy ... cars phfoooming past at 60+ ... i am arching up to the sky, pulling my legs into bizarre contortions - over handlebars, behind the saddle, twisting around toptubes.

... prolly look like some fruity ex-balley dancer trippin on acid and down-dogging to traffic.

Anyway - i was perched over the bike in some weird spinal tap, really trying to loosey-goosey the hip-flexor-glutious-pootious, head down nibbling on Carnac and doing my best to not crash in the remaining 4 mph left of my 20 pedal coast, when ...

Wicks rides by in the other direction.

big, laughing smile on his face. i could just see the thought bubble, 'you looked better in the bee costume, nerdboy.'


ah well. you gotta be "pro" at something.

11 comments:

Nick said...

Classic.....

You did look rather fetching in the bee suit.

LOL

Flandria said...

i think that is an art honestly...i can do the quad stretch and that is about it...it would be nice to do the rest...

sounds like it's a new kind of yoga - bike yoga...

i see the pros do it all the time and always wondered how long it took them to learn...

le petit lutin said...

Hey, any kind of stretching is good.

Never tried on a bike, so I'll let you know if it works for me....

Balancing might be the problem though!!!

X Bunny said...

i thought the real reason for those contortions was to freak out the rider behind you....

Brent Chapman said...

HAHA.. the old caught in the stretch act.. a true classic. :)

On top of it you see wicks at all those local events now... Hes going to smirk at you at everyone of them now...

Just watch out if he starts a winkin

Hick said...

NICE!

velogirl said...

you assume, of course, that wicks even knows who you are.

Anonymous said...

..."you assume, of course, that wicks even knows who you are..."

WHAT? Who doesn't know the OV? Everyone knows the OV. OV is way more famous. Wicks who? Bet Trebon does bike yoga ;)

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

Wicks only knows me cuz i went up and rubbed my stinger all over him.

rwaaaawwr ... i love me some lanky man-meat.

and just where is sabine's men of cross post?

velogirl said...

could you make the pic of george go away -- it's skeeving me out.

Ippoc Amic said...

what about mantrail...