Sunday, April 29, 2007

dear men on bart (excuse the rant)

dear 50-55 year old men on bart:
  • no, i am not interested. i am in my biking clothes and the last thing on my mind is you. more on my mind is what goodies or bars are shoved in the pocket of my jersey.
  • no, your bribes won't work. i do not want free bart tickets or free passes to 24 hour fitness as bribes to go on a date with you.
  • let me point out the obvious, I WAS IN KINDERGARTEN WHEN YOU WERE MY AGE.
  • the following exchange doesn't make things better (and to readers: yes, this same exchange happened by two different people on two different days on BART this weekend!)
you: how old are you?
me: 25.
you: wow you look young for your age.
me: sorry i am so old and not good enough for your creepy pedophilia fantasies. (no, i didn't really say that, i just thought it)
  • don't touch me. i know i have strong legs! i bike over a hundred miles a week. i don't need you to point out the obvious or for you to touch my quad muscles. that is creepy!
  • no, i do not want to show your slow ass how to ride a bike. (especially you that had a hybrid!)
  • newsflash: bike clothes are unattractive. weird polyester and padded butts and spandex are not flattering.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

roller success!

Although my cast is now long off, I have still been riding the rollers at least once a week so I can improve my balance. I have graduated from having someone hold my handlebars, to sitting in the doorway with my arm leaning against the door frame, to riding 20 minutes straight without any support! I am so happy! I have now been working on getting my rpms up, and I can now stay pretty high and look down the hall way. It is cool to see how my pedaling has gotten so much smoother and my how my balance has improved.

My roomates have been really nice, chatting with me while I am doing something that looks so ridiculous, and putting up with that awful whirling noise. They also help me get off when I scream: "AMY!" or "LILY!" and am stranded in the doorway.

Anyway, today was a good day -- I feel like I have really accomplished something... even if it is just figuring out some stupid stationary exercise trainer!