Friday, November 16, 2007

lesson learned: wearing a skirt always gets you farther in life.

i have always hated skirts. i only wore them when my mom made me on picture day. i also hate pink and purple. (i'm an orange & yellow type of girl)

since this summer i have worn more skirts than i have cummulatively my entire life. it all started because i started riding at the track, and it was easy to change my spandex on the infield if a put a skirt on. so i started wearing them to work on wednesday and thursday. then, my quads got really big....and my pants became teeny bopper-esque... so skirts truly were the best solution because they don't get tight when my quads were growing at lightning speed.

tonight i realized something new. skirts aren't only a matter of convience for changing & nice for expanding quads.... they also get you free stuff.

i headed into SF tonight for goldsprints roller racing. it isn't nearly as scary as i thought it would be, mostly because the bikes have the fork stand.... sprinting on rollers is a bit unnerving in my doorway at home... let alone after a couple of beers, with people yelling, and in an open room with someone right next to you. but, sigh of relief, the set up was pretty tame because of the forkstand. anyway. don't drink a beer before you do a sprint on the rollers. it made me ill and i thought i was going to crap my pants afterwards.

my first sprint was a bunch of fun... except i had my seat too low. but shit, i am friggin out of shape. it is weird when you can feel that your legs are moving slow slow slow...but you are getting more and more tired. it was a 500m sprint and i think i was 23 seconds or something like that. not so good. my feet are slooooow. anyway, the second sprint (for the girl final) i totally bit the big one and lost... i was pretty stupid and was 3 seconds slower that time. oops. better luck next time.

here is a picture of the last one i did.

anyway, back to my point, is wearing a skirt rules. i put on some spandex under my skirt for the races tonight.... mostly cause my jeans are a bit stiff and i thought it would be more comfortable. anyway, even though i totally lost-- the guy who was putting it on gave me a free hat for a prize. being a girl rules. i would have worn skirts a long time ago if i knew it got me free stuff.

12 comments:

ammon said...

beer + goldsprints = puketastic fun. at the end of the night the distance was upped to 1000 meters for the "19 minute" guys to duke it out. here's a grainy cellphone pic of your first sprint. so sad - nobody ended up using the puke buckets in the middle.

anthony said...

what are gold sprints? didn't see you out at the POO ride!

Auffderbach said...

Wearing skirts always got me kicked out of bars, so I quit drinking.

Flandria said...

roller racing...no pics?

CyclistRick said...

Wow, I blog about roller racing a few days ago then you go and do it. Where are the GoldSprints being held? The GoldsprintsSF.com webpage still has nothing except a promise that it is coming.

Enjoy the free stuff. No one gives me any, even when I wear a skirt.

Grey said...

You almost beat that girl with one leg. I think if you would slowed down a bit and just gotten your foot back on the pedal you would have won.

I know that's kind of a dicky woulda-coulda-shoulda thing to say, but you were keeping up with her for a bit using only one leg...

cyclistrick: I think murphy's dialing in the set-up before he goes public in a big way. I didn't know there was a website for it...

Carol G said...

Why don't you wear a skirt the next time you head out to the POO ride? I think you might start a trend with Karla, Francesca and the other gals. ;-)

twinkiepatissier said...

try skinsuit.

Anonymous said...

um... i am in el salvador and i logged in to be your loyal quad fan. nada... :(

-twink

X Bunny said...

i think my mom did that too (skirts for picture day) but it's kinda silly cuz all the pics i've seen from those days are all from the waist up....

dino dante said...

we missed you at the track last night dammit!!!

twinkiepatissier said...

it's thursday...