Saturday, October 28, 2006

peer pressure

i'm not sure how i get talked into doing these rides but before i was even out of bed i was getting the calls and text messages to ride this morning. of course my motivation was zero when i looked out the window but for some reason ron and dan were going no matter what. they have been bugging me all week about riding today. sure enough 20 min later they were knocking at the door pushing me to get ready. they were not going to let me get out of this one. i whined a bit but in the end i was forced to pack my bags and hit panera for some coffee and a quick lunch. i guess if i'm going to be dedicated to riding i had better suck it up. the coffee helped for sure.

as we drove i stilled questioned why i was going and how i got talked into it. i mean it was coming down in sheets and i new it was going to be a grey sock day. damn! this is going to be cold!

so we pulled into the lot - totally empty. i looked down at the temp and began cursing my riding partners. riding in the cold is one thing but throw in some nice wet clothes and it gets really nice. i wonder if vets park will like that tomorrow! if so i'll have had a little preperation i guess.

needless to say it was going to be a mud fest. and of course i ended up really enjoying the ride as i knew i would. you just need friends to drag your ass out even if you have no motivation. once out its great. half way through our feet were numb but everything else was fine.

thanks to my best buds dan and ron for always wanting to ride even when conditions don't seem inviting. hopfully we'll get a cross ride that looks like this!


Blogger rachel said...

You guys all look Super-Bad Ass in that picture. Are you like single speeders or something?

6:28 PM  
Blogger Echelon said...

something like that, i'm not really sure but it was damn fun.

7:54 PM  

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