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i spent the weekend asking everyone, "where's Cory?", and "where's Sloan?" i knew where Coop was, the bastid.

on to what i can remember... :rolleyes:

wednesday get the loaner (rental) trico case from my one and only, fav LBS. they RULE. much love and etc etc.

thursday rock it with Johann and leave him the housekey to watch my puppies. i get a call from blondie whilst we're out drinking and like that. "how you doin?" and so i say, "how you doin?" and like that. and she offers out of the blue to drive the 45 minutes from her house to mine and take me to memphis int'l AP at freakin' 4:30 am the next day. so ok. Johann brings me home and we pack the bike together and i have to sit on the fakking case to get it closed. no worries.

friday AM skycap takes the bike and says he can't do nothin' to help me out, they're going to dim weigh it at the counter. and he can't get me exit rows. or windows. on either flight (thru ATL to LAX). at the counter, i get my freakin' exit window seats. :rolleyes: and the counter supervisor starts talking me up about the bike case. knows what it is. it flew free. she was hot and i have the beard and blue eyes and like that. told her it was under 62 linear inches. THE BIKE, you freaks. the bike!

minutes later and i'm at the gate with a starbucks and my iPod rockin' out to Ludacris. :p

ATL sucked but i had a drinky on the plane at all was good. theme of the weekend: double jack and coke OFF the ground, bloody maria with extra tobasco ON the ground. woo-hoo! this is how we do it, and etc.

flight from STL to LAX was FREAKING TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND HOURS LONG. but they had more jack daniel's. :) disembark after sleeping a wee bit (had "business" etc to attend on the prev night, only got about 90 min sleep thursday PM/friday AM :) ) and i've collected about three hours' shuteye in the last 24+. :rolleyes:

stop at a bar with my hot seatmate (she was a hottie hotpants from ATL) on the way to baggage claim for a bloody maria, she had an extra-dry martini. five minutes. she's been to LA before and knows about baggage claim. we walk (more or less "walk") together to BC where my bike is ALREADY there in the oversized area, but the bag takes a few minutes to hit the conveyer (sp?). call Hickey right away and whammo, he's already there driving around in circles. in about three minutes Hickey gets a bare grope hug and we're on our way.

"Hickey, where's my liquor?" jeebus, he didn't stop yet, and i'm all flying high and lit up like a freakin' new england xmas tree. :rolleyes: we cruise and stop later for my medication (more Jack) and a subway diet-coke, half full. :)

arrive SD shortly after passing amazing views of the pac ocean. get stuff to the room etc etc and go out. and then did some stuff, check the other threads! needless to say though, i was highly inappropriate and Snappy kicked me out of her room, threatening to call the police, or even worse, have ATP "collect" me.

sat AM and i'm cooked and want to see the fellers but ain't riding a puke-fest with ATP. take pics at the ride start after Eddy comes up and leaves her stuff in the room. she tells me first thing, i AM highly inappropriate. etc. guys take off (Badley's in a kit but wearing tube socks halfway to his knees, LOL) and we kick it old school and have coffee and watch the morning before making connection with Snappy. Snap and DH go off to "harbor island" to rent a bike for the Snappy and E and J suit-up and make a roundabout wandering journey to find this place (harbor island). call DH when we get there, and whatsit? they're downtown. ride this way, we're riding that way, meet up.

so we find them and head directly to the ferry for a gut-wrenching ride (after last nite's "fun") to Coronado Island. after my head cleared a bit, it was beauty. we ride all around and have a great time and hit the "silver strand" and Snappy kept staring at my ass. and so did Eddy. and so did Hickey. HICKEY!!!

saturday afternoon we do stuff or something and all meet or something and then go out again. then later, everybody wusses-out and ATP takes me on a rampage Bukowski tour of SD. that was my favorite part of the trip. and yes, Matt now owns me, i am his b!tch, as he evidently outrode me and outdrank me and still was able to get The J's back home in one piece. home...where i wander for hours trying to figure out what room i'm in. call Hickey nine times with no answer. call the room with no answer. finally take my key card to the desk.

"can you tell me my room #?"
"what's your name?"
"hickey."
"give me your key."
(scans key)
"hmm...hickey? dave hickey?"
"NO! david."
(discloses room #)

i stumble to the room and fall asleep again in my clothes. :)

sunday AM ride has been moved back to 8, or something. some strange CA guy calls my phone about the ride and i almost vomit right there on the spot. Hickey's gone, Eddy's not. Eddy, wake up and let's get some food, damnit.

so it takes us a freakin' hour to get our sh!t together and head for breakfast, where you've seen and read the results. i start with the worst frozen margarita i've ever had in my entire life. like, since birth, i've never had such a sucker drink. do you NOT serve tequila here??? but the bloody maria was tha bomb. juevos rancheros good too, and fakking rockin' swordfish taco!!!!!!!!!! good breakfast. walk to E's car and it's fully intact and unmolested. she wants to see whales and get a bike ride. i need another bloody maria first. she naively agrees and i've got her locked into another two hours of drinking in an open-air bar on the strip in old town. cool guy outside of our window making palm leaf roses and passing them out free. i got outside a couple times and talk to him, he's fakking cool as hell.

and spent the rest of the time talking and looking at the beautiful morning with Eddy. just before the guys get back and get to the place for brunch/lunch, E says she's napping in her hat and my sunglasses. the booth was spacious and she had me taking pics, so it was ok. the bartender kept a steady supply of bloody marias. Hickey's out riding his bike friday...

i think (this might be wrong) we eat and stuff and then there's people leaving and E leaves and DH is totally napping or something and i'm not sure, but somehow i end up in a little dive called o'Hungry's, where i'm eating a gigantic bowl of 9,000*F corn chowder and COMPLETELY enjoying a local draft beer. chica walks by the window where i'm sitting, pint in hand, legs propped and grinning, inside with my sunglasses on. i give her the "come here" index finger deal and she does. we have lunch and a couple beers. she's a shaman. yep, shaman. sold her house in NY and moved into a monestary in mexico or something. i don't know. all'z i know is she had nice ankles and all the things that were attached to her ankles. she ends up at dinner with the remaining NCD'ers and the J's. and after that, what happens in SD, stays in SD.

me and Hickey make a leisurely departure the next AM where we meet Snap and Len in the lobby. both of them give A+ bear hugs!

on the drive back i'm half sleeping and a bad companion to Hickey, but i can't help it...too much fun. :)

LAX totally ruins me with a full body cavity search. :rolleyes:

the rest is history.

have a nice Thursday.
 

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First, I'm glad it was a success.

And I sincerely hope everyone had a great time.

It will take me days to digest it all, but, hey, that's alright. Not like I give a rat's ass about actually working at work anyhow.

Looking forward to the read!
S
 

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haiku d'etat said:
it was amazing to meety you and Mappy. you guys are really cool!

now, leave him, and marry the J's. Eddy said no. so did Snappy. now's yer chance.

;)
But fer sammich sake, will you ever ride with me?!?! :rolleyes:
 

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il sogno said:
I had a virgin bloody mary at the place on Sunday - the Coyote Cafe. Dang, it was good!
they don't fool around with the Mary sauce out there. i asked for extra tobasco every place. some would load it up, some not, and one (the coyote???) brought me the tobasco bottle. whoops! too hot! whammo!

it was amazing to meety you and Mappy. you guys are really cool!

now, leave him, and marry the J's. Eddy said no. so did Snappy. now's yer chance.

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haiku d'etat said:
come to wherever we're going in june (maybe), and if i'm there, we're riding together and you're staring at The J's ass just like Eddy did all weekend. :)

tahoe, is it?

i can't do 2/3. gotta make it.
We'll try to be there. It's a little too far in the future to say for sure.
 

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il sogno said:
But fer sammich sake, will you ever ride with me?!?! :rolleyes:
come to wherever we're going in june (maybe), and if i'm there, we're riding together and you're staring at The J's ass just like Eddy did all weekend. :)

tahoe, is it?

i can't do 2/3. gotta make it.
 

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We'll try to be there. It's a little too far in the future to say for sure.
me too, work is getting nutzo again. i'm probably looking again soon, otherwise i'll be working nights and weekends as well as 7:30-3:30 (no lunch). gonna suck.

i'm up for the june ride if i can schedule it. my cc ain't maxed-out yet and i'm not concerned. :)
 

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haiku d'etat quoth:

"take pics at the ride start after Eddy comes up and leaves her stuff in the room. she tells me first thing, i AM highly inappropriate. etc."
Second thing I said was, "You have very LEAN legs." :D



"Snappy kept staring at my ass. and so did Eddy. and so did Hickey. HICKEY!!!"
Actually, we were all trying to look AROUND it, being as it was a not so tiny hiney. :p



"i wander for hours trying to figure out what room i'm in. call Hickey nine times with no answer. call the room with no answer. finally take my key card to the desk."
Umm, J? This happened on FRIDAY night, not Saturday. It's OK, I know it's all a blur to you. Unless, of course, it happened twice...

Also, you forgot:
"can you tell me my room #?"
"Are you intoxicated, sir?"
"YES, damn it."



"she wants to see whales and get a bike ride. i need another bloody maria first. she naively agrees and i've got her locked into another two hours of drinking in an open-air bar on the strip in old town."
Oh my gosh, that was all a ruse?!?! What a gullible, unsuspecting, foolish, 19-yo girl I am. :eek: You owe me whales and a bike ride in Santa Cruz!!! Wait, does that mean I have to hang out with you again? Ohhhhh nooooo.......
 

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eddy said:
haiku d'etat quoth:

"take pics at the ride start after Eddy comes up and leaves her stuff in the room. she tells me first thing, i AM highly inappropriate. etc."
Second thing I said was, "You have very LEAN legs." :D



"Snappy kept staring at my ass. and so did Eddy. and so did Hickey. HICKEY!!!"
Actually, we were all trying to look AROUND it, being as it was a not so tiny hiney. :p



"i wander for hours trying to figure out what room i'm in. call Hickey nine times with no answer. call the room with no answer. finally take my key card to the desk."
Umm, J? This happened on FRIDAY night, not Saturday. It's OK, I know it's all a blur to you. Unless, of course, it happened twice...

Also, you forgot:
"can you tell me my room #?"
"Are you intoxicated, sir?"
"YES, damn it."



"she wants to see whales and get a bike ride. i need another bloody maria first. she naively agrees and i've got her locked into another two hours of drinking in an open-air bar on the strip in old town."
Oh my gosh, that was all a ruse?!?! What a gullible, unsuspecting, foolish, 19-yo girl I am. :eek: You owe me whales and a bike ride in Santa Cruz!!! Wait, does that mean I have to hang out with you again? Ohhhhh nooooo.......
anytime you want to return to SD for riding and whale watching, i'm there for a weekend, my treat. you are the (wo)man and totally kick ASS at thumb wrestling!!!

and you know Mould, and that matters a great deal to me, my friend.

now send the f*cking pics with your addy because i have some things here to send you.

/love

-Jeff

and you could live with me in high fidelity.
 

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haiku d'etat said:
it was amazing to meety you and Mappy. you guys are really cool!

now, leave him, and marry the J's. Eddy said no. so did Snappy. now's yer chance.

;)
No, don't do it, Sogno!! It's just a ploy! And you'll have to move to M*mph*s! (NTTAWWT.)
 

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Good tidings

Glad you all had such a smashing time. Cheers all 'round.
Wish I coulda made it, but stomach virus sidelined me for better than two weeks in mid-January, and that was all she wrote. At least I have my jealousy to keep me warm at night — and thoughts of that bright red beard, of course.
 

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haiku d'etat said:
anytime you want to return to SD for riding and whale watching, i'm there for a weekend, my treat. you are the (wo)man and totally kick ASS at thumb wrestling!!!

and you know Mould, and that matters a great deal to me, my friend.

now send the f*cking pics with your addy because i have some things here to send you.

/love

-Jeff

and you could live with me in high fidelity.
Plus, I was handicapped--wrestling left-thumbed and I'm a righty!

I am burning the pics as I type this. It's all coming to you in a 9x12 manilla thing. Hope it makes it through your slot OK. :D

Bummed that I didn't get a chance to see what you had on your iPod. I am sure that many of the songs would be the same on my iPod. If I had an iPod. :rolleyes:

I don’t need you to see me flailing at my nervous habits
Each one taunting me for being unable to stab it
Digging holes inside my head about what I should have said
Wishing I could find an answer or a little to shed
Regardless, insecurities that others may perceive
Are benign in the eyes of my friends
 

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You definitely have to come out here. Based upon all these postings I've got to meet you just so I can say I have. My wife is not as certain after reading all the posts. She asked me last night if I'm really sure I want to be a part of such a get together. I told her our life is too boring not to.

I can't guarantee any really good Mexican places up in South Lake, but there are plenty of Casinos for us to get into trouble at and plenty of off the wall local joints. We love it out here for the most part. We couldn't afford to live at the Lake itself, but we aren't that far away.
 

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eddy said:
No, don't do it, Sogno!! It's just a ploy! And you'll have to move to M*mph*s! (NTTAWWT.)
You're right eddy.

J's, I need someone who will be the stoker on my tandem. Someone who will be the third wheel on my tricyle. Someone to be the glue to my tubulars. Someone who will ride alongside me on the lonely unicyle of life. And most importantly, a man who is man enough to buy me bikes lighter than his. :eek:

I'm sorry J's, I'll have to stick with Mappy. Plus he's got two Martin guitars and everytime he plays them, it's like falling in love all over again. :)
 

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il sogno said:
Plus he's got two Martin guitars
If I ever get to the stage where I sound more like music and less like a duck squawking I'm getting one of those babies. Love the sound of an acoustic guitar.
 

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If I ever get to the stage where I sound more like music and less like a duck squawking I'm getting one of those babies. Love the sound of an acoustic guitar.
Keep at it, BJ Deux. It's like that old joke:

Tourist is lost in NYC and goes up to a policeman to ask for directions. "How do I get to Carnagie Hall," he asks.

Policeman: "Practice, practice, practice..." :)
 

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Keep at it, BJ Deux. It's like that old joke:

Tourist is lost in NYC and goes up to a policeman to ask for directions. "How do I get to Carnagie Hall," he asks.

Policeman: "Practice, practice, practice..." :)
Looked at the Martin website...here's what $100k will buy you these days--and they say cycling stuff is expensive! ;)
 

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And once you give the gift away
There's nothing you can do about it
Nothing that you do or say
Can change the way I feel about it
Try to look inside of me
To find the gift that I am giving
Glad you had a chance to see
The gift that I'm delivering
 

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haiku d'etat said:
And once you give the gift away
There's nothing you can do about it
Nothing that you do or say
Can change the way I feel about it
Try to look inside of me
To find the gift that I am giving
Glad you had a chance to see
The gift that I'm delivering
Psst. The package is in the mail. Repeat, the package is in the mail.
Dropped it off after hours tonight. Hopefully, you'll get it by Tuesday!
I signed the pics, but forgot to include a note in the package--sorry.

Looking forward to the gift that you are giving.
Remember, I'm a size SMALL, but Extra Medium fits, too. ;)

Hey, I just noticed the RBR Gathering links in the sidebar. Sweet!
EDIT: Oh GAWSH, I just saw that impromptu happy hour pic again...
Ugh. And that waitress pic, too!
 
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