Monday, May 10, 2010

Death march indeed

I've been sick the past few days, trying to fight through this lung infection. I attempted to ride Tuesday - epic failure. I rode Wednesday, about 80 km, uber slow, but I did it, totally slagged by the end of it. Thursday off. Friday an attempt at a long ride with Curvy Butt. Within the first 20 km I had to get off the bike twice and sit on the shoulder of the road ready to give up - couldn't breath, couldn't get the legs moving, head spins. Blah.

Curvy Butt, being the good friend he is and with my safety and health at the forefront, poked and prodded me until I got up off the side of the road and got my ass back on the bike and stopped being a sissy. I hung off the back the entire ride unable to take a pull at the lead and by the end of it, we managed to squeeze a slow 100km+ ride.

Don't know what I am going to do about the end of the month yet, can barely finish a 100 km road ride without feeling trashed . . . let alone 160 km on a single speed.

I had the camera on me the entire time but didn't feel like pulling out until just after Curvy Butt and I parted ways towards the end of the ride. Saw the above image spray painted on the pavement and was rather fitting of how I was feeling on the ride. . . . death.

Speaking of death . . .
Have you ordered your Team Dicky Death March t-shirt yet?


Big Bikes said...

Skulls, turtles...
I feel like I'm analyzing a story in one of my lit classes:
"Yes, but what do these things symbolize?"

I'm hoping I can make the 'hican.


Golonghardman said...

When Graffitti is done that well, ya can't call it graffitti anymore, its gotta be called something "Sidewalk Art"!

The Vegan Vagabond said...

holy get better already Big Ring. This is madness!

Tommy said...

Hey there....still what 23-24 days until the mohican, plenty of time to recover & get a couple more long rides in.
Are you planning on doing the spring 8? I will be there...Solo SS