Monday, July 14, 2008

Some things I have learned

1. The amount of time my derrier can comfortably remain on the back of a bike is approximately 2.5 hours. After that, all bets are off.

2. I need new bike shorts.

3. A 4 hour bike ride, no matter how early in the day it is done, has the capability to wipe a person out for the rest of the day.

4. I am hideously out of shape.

5. By the time one has biked for 3.5 hours, the concept of pride is nonexistent. No matter how slight the hill you are trying to ascend and how many other people are on the trail with you and will look at you and probably laugh, you'll still get to the top faster if you get off and walk.

6. Lemonade tastes very good, especially when you have just biked for three hours.

Oh, and Jon? Happy birthday, even though it is a day late.

1 comment:

rams said...

WOULDN'T McClelland just be #2, the twerp. I've always intended to make my fortune by going to Civil War gatherings with a shirt which says "McClelland was a jerk." (I am, of course, a Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain girl, but I'm also partial to Longstreet.)

(Though in looking unsuccessfully for an e-address for you, I see you're in Virginia, so perhaps my second choice doesn't sit as well. I admire him for not getting mother's sons shot unnecessarily. And for surviving, poor soul.)

And you're a young librarian! So's my eldest -- he blog's A Fuse 8 Production at School Library Journal. Be ye on Ravelry?