Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cool city, get your Rando on.


Oh toe warmers of warmth, protect those oft neglected miniature digits within my shoes.   Oh leg warmers, work with your friend the tights to keep the legs and nether regions alive and funtional.  Oh wondrous microfleece jersey,  long have you waited in my drawer unused and neglected it seemed,  you did not fail me at lake Utah,  you did not fail me in the Grand Canyon,  I have saved you for this moment and now it is time for you to shine and trap my warmth deep inside.  Ski gloves of fatness, fight off the wicked cold that has descended upon our poor village and tortures our flora and fauna.  Oh skyline buff from scout camp long ago.....Skyline buff?  Yes,  skyline buff,  I have been sabatoged by a child of mischief who has lost my balaclava,  all is not lost for you are here to warm my face and ears.  Last of all,  helmet cover of goretex!  Many a dark brevet you have kept my head warm, through rain, ice, and wind.  Fail me not now for the temperature is dropping as we climb into Las Sendas.  Yea, the bike computer doth register 26 then 24 then 22 and now it has plummeted to 19 degrees!  Fail me not when the hill does and keep the toasty warmth within my soul through the wind and speed that lies between us and the warm home that awaits in the glow of dawn.  Lo,  it is not a lonely morning,  not a cyclist in sight but I am riding inside a vast array of friends who fail me not.

4 comments:

Mark said...

Paul, how are you dressing for your commute?

Sir Bikesalot said...

I haven't been commuting by bike lately so I can spend more time at home for my wife. That being said, I rode the motorcycle in and I had on long underwear, tights, rain pants, mesh protective pants, a sweatshirt, a down jacket, protective jacket, ski gloves, the aforementioned buff and the helmet. It was cold but tolerable.

Sir Bikesalot said...

Our office is moving in Aug though and there's a chance I'll be at the location with a fitness center so, hopefully, I'll be commuting again soon.

Steve Atkins said...

You are my hero, I wimped out yesterday and did an indoor spin class! Great post!

Steve