Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A tale of two hillies

I did exactly as I said I would about a bike ride.

Took the Chief Sealth trail to Beacon hill.
Through an infestation of closely spaced new houses in the various development along the way.
Dropped a chain which jammed and stopped me for about 15 minutes.
Dropped it again later and ended up the ride with a bent rear wheel.
How that happened, I dunno.
I didn't go all the way to Jefferson Park.
rode down Holgate then North on Occidental then to the stadium and then West to the waterfront trail which goes North to the sculpture garden and on to Dravus where I crossed the railroad and headed to the top of Queen Anne.
Sorry, I didn't ride up Dravus, I walked.
Once atop the hill, I rode to my usual stopping place at the Queen Anne Starbucks for an egg salad sandwich and some hot chocolate.

Took the usual route home, down 3rd W along the Burke Gilman to the UW then along the Lake.
Stopped at Leshi, the place where I've promising you all (and Y'all) a picture but still forgot the camera.

Usually, I lose about 4 pounds doing a 30 miler.
No such luck this time.

Not that I need to lose any but, hey, everybody's doin' it and I don't wanna be left out.
Left out is the position I always got chosen for in highschool.
Scarred me for life Know What I'm Sayin'

Anyway here's what the computer says

Miles - 31.7,
Time - 3:39:01 hours
Average speed - 8.6 mph (pathetic)
Maximum speed - 39.3 mph (down Holgate to the Industrial area).
Well into my second millenium at 1163 total miles
Air temperature 45 deg. - 43deg. (got colder as I went along).

So now I've got to do some serious maintenance on the Pooj.

I've been going through the FFTL archives reading all my own posts and am starting to realize that I may have to get myself in some kind of trouble again because I'm heading toward some apathy about all that SSO nonsense.
Don't even feel much like laughing about it.
But, you now, human feelings are sneaky little buggers, aren't they?

I posted pics of Gokwiis on Click and Clacks facebook site.
Some Volkswagen Owner thinks its ugly.
A Volkswagen Owner!
Some one else thinks it's cool.
Wait'll I show 'em the VW/Ferrari.

Which I think I'll do now.



Blogger butch said...

As you have figured out by now, I whipped out a ukulele song for Ms. Funster; doubt it will suffice, but it was fun, enit?

Sorry to hear about the latest pains for Fidelio. She has been such an exceptional companion for you. You probably have it fixed by now, but how does one "fix" a bent wheel. Did it put a shimmy in your ride?

You have used up a lot of energy, and depleted most of your vitreolic juices ranting about the beasts at SSO. Maybe time has begun, after several years, some of the pain and anger you built up and felt the need to ventilate. But I am sure that as other events present themselves over there at Benaroya, you will have the sword of wit and razor of rancor at the ready.

When we were but young lads I remember you used to joke about us getting older and you having a gut. Most of us have managed that feat in spades, but not you. You still are "fit". Good genes? Perhaps. Shithouse luck? Probably. An irritant to most of us who have to admit your superiority? Damn rights. I didn't realize that you felt like a "leftout nerd" in high school. We had our own click. It wasn't like the jocks, or the cool and handsome clicks, but it sufficed. We even got to be semi-cool by being on Stage Crew together. You were not affected by it, but since I hung around it for three years, and started appearing in plays, which led to a wasteful life of professional acting, self-loathing, pain, and homophobia--it got into my blood like a virus; but that is another story.

How dare a VW owner talk smack abot Gokwiis! He just has been left out when they passed out the class. He will reconsider when you post the VW Bus/Ferrari pics.

Did you wish Alex a happy birthday? She managed to have another one it seems.


5:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep dos splog datas comin der, kid. We luv it. Many of us don' hav da stamina to get up on 2 wheels and peddle our asses off like youse can, so we hav ta live vicarerusly true youse. So don let us down, punk; keep peddlin.


6:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There were not too many movies made about cyclists; a few yes, but it is still underappreciated as a sport, enit?

..........Lester FallsApart

6:40 AM  
Blogger butch said...

Yeah, BREAKING AWAY (1979) with Dennis Quaid, and AMERICAN FLYERS (1985) with Kevin Costner, come to mind. Maybe there are a few more? Like PEE WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE (1985) with Paul Reubens, and QUICKSILVER (1986) with Kevin Bacon. Perhaps other commentors will come up with more?


6:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think there should have been a film starring Dykes on Bikes.

..........Anne Haysh

6:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although for some us, putting our butts on a bike seat is not the world's most lovely sight.

.......Rosie O

6:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I once played my ukulele while on a unicycle. Does that count?

........Tiny Tim

6:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Count as what, Tim, a movie? Did someone take a home movie of you doing this daring feat?

............Edgar Poo

6:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With the skirts and petticoats we had to wear, it was not ladylike to mount a bicycle.


6:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what the hell did you mount? And why didn't you just take your skirt off?

........Eddy Emerald

6:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually my cousin did take an 8mm home movie of my feat. I married her later.

.........Tiny Tim

6:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, skinny fag putz, that was me who married his cousin, and I never plucked a lute neither.

..........Jerry Lee Louis

6:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cousins should never marry. Their children will suffer.

......the Church Lady

6:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Children suffer regardless. If you have a hot cousin, go for it.

........Lane Savant

7:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your posting title, A TALE OF TWO HILLIES, wasn't that a film done by those porno brothers?

..........Woodie Allenn

7:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never should have attended that porno in an adult theater, what with all the porn available on the net, and on video and DVD, what was I thinking?

........Pee Wee Herman

7:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do young kids point at you and snicker and say rude things as you mount Fidelio and pump around your neighborhood?

...........Edgar Poo

7:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw a bicycle at the World's Fair, but never had the courage to mount one. Give me Comanche any day, and a good cavalry saddle.

.........George A. Custer

7:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo, Lane!
If you're hungry for a GREAT sandwich, bypass Starbucks and head for Leschi-by-the-Lake nad order from the great list of delicious sandwiches at "Pert's Deli"; you'll be glad you did -- after you eat one of Pert's!!!

1:13 PM  
Blogger Jannie Funster said...

Wow, that's a lot of miles!

4:56 PM  

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