Friday, August 22, 2008

the day after fame...things are exactly the same

i realize it is slightly late, but i couldn't be leaving for a trip without staying up too late because i failed to get my ducks in line earlier in the week. i'm off to lalaland with peterson and paelez. i believe this car ride can go one of two ways. either it will be extroidinarily educational for me and they will both tell me all of their bike racing secrets... or i will blab for five hours about completely non-sensical things...

well, as we all know, i was mentioned on bikesnobnyc yesterday. that kind of sucks if that was my 15 minutes of fame. no offense, but i was hoping to at least give my mom a shoutout in my 15 minutes. so, if that i was it, here it is a bit late: "love you mom!" anyway, the most astounding thing is that 3,000 people went to my blog yesterday. that is up from around 100. holy moly! i am going to be kind of boring for awhile, so i lose some mean readers. i don't really want douchebags leaving me "hidden comments" on old, old posts like this dude:
rider with a life and no blog said...
you need to get a life [....]for gods sake, stop carrying on about your damn legs. big legs don't mean you'll be a good rider. pendleton doesn't have huge legs compared to some of the others. give us all a break.... please.

yeah, he is right. i should stop carrying on about my legs. RWALANB, let me explain: it's just that.....i really don't have anything else to write about. i'm kinda mediocre, like sarah plain and tall. except i am neither tall, and my name is not sarah. i also have a tendency to ramble, and bang the nail in the coffin so far, that the coffin is no longer water protected...and poor aunt murtle's house dress is probably all moss-infested because of me. but, yeah, i guess you are right. big legs don't necessarily make me fast. and, for the record, i never claimed to be a "good rider." i have plenty of references of people who would tell you what a bad rider i am.

and, as for an update on the keirin cut, i have no developments. i received a voicmail from someone at rock racing yesterday. and it wasn't even involving a stalking complaint or restraining order. so, i took that as a good sign.

well, quads for the week are at 63cm. but, yes, commenter you are right. many girls with smaller quads are probably going to kick my ass this weekend.

22 comments:

tom said...

Hi Beth,

I came from BSNYC and will keep reading. Your Q&A post about quad size is totally hilarious and I'm glad that I discovered your site, even if I am one of the sheep. I read it to my girlfiend who also thought it was great. The photos of the quad-food were great. Don't worry about the losers who leave comments showing how lame they are.

All the best,
Tom.

p.s. Hope you have a good ride.

Chole said...

Yeah, I'm going to 2nd what Tom says, don't listen to the ghost comments.

I am totally pro measuring quads! It gives you a sense of pride and a different measure of how hard you have been working. Plus it's fun, especially when you get other people involved.

Good luck racing this weekend, it's a big weekend for trackies everywhere it seems...

ant1st said...

I'm going to third what those first two dudes said. Good blog. Ramble on.

Joe said...

And a 4th here. Good stuff. I had some extra chocolate last night sadly measuring my quads. I will try beer tonight.

Shawn_in_VT said...

I was one of the 3000 that came over from BSNY. Got hooked and spent way too much time reading back through old blogs. I was even inspired to measure my quads... [58cm] hummmm I guess mtb/crosser's don't have the same quad development potential.

sabine said...

this is just cracking me up...

Andy said...

Yeah, but look at Sarah Hammer--huge quads. Damn. Also, I wish I had a last name like Hammer or Bolt because they just sound fast and awesome.

Swerdna said...
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Swerdna said...

Bud Light presents: Real Women of Genius...

Here's to you, Miss OCD Quadriceps Measurer! You have reminded us of a true measure of success. A leg, a measure, and a true sense of accomplishment. Pushing measurement and decency to its limit, you offer us a window into over-analysis. If there's a leg, you will measure it. If there's a post-ride get-together, you will compare. And if someone else is a measurer (or lets you measure), then everything is going to be okay.

(Sorry for the double-post. I forgot to hit the button for follow-up comments.)

jAndy donka-donk said...

And she says: like whatever
and I was like: like whatever
and then she said: like whatever

in the end, when it is not really the end but you really don't care enough for it to be the beginning or the middle so for as little as you care it is the end.....

who really cares?

You like to write random crap about totally useless crap (if you really think about it as it relates to the world and world things) and we need to read useless crap that we didn't think of first and feel even more useless for it. So keep writting and we will keep reading and some people will keep responding and some (read most of the older guys) will keep dreaming and who really cares?

You don't, I don't and those people that are negative really don't either, they have enough inadequacies to occupy their time that after they were done posting and sat by the monitor waiting for your reply they had other stuff to do and after they bragged about their secret anon blog bashing to their online gaming friends later that evening they forgot about it because.....

who really cares?

I don't even care about my comment rule as it relates to the size of this post, no really I don't....

Malissa said...

Again, you have me laughing! I have been reading for a while and have even started measuring my quads (which have grown 1 cm as a result of training for an endurance MTB race--yippee!). If they ever become significant, I'll post actual size--I'm still kinda shy...

I just don't understand why some people are so mean...must have some serious inadequacy problems.

Giovanni said...

:)

ya, nothing new to say. just smiling.

The Flandrian said...

Take no notice of the miseries, Beth. I thought your quads piece was really funny, and like the blog too.

Of course there's no direct connection between quad size and track success -- or my 200 lb Auntie Gladys would be World Keirin Champion, and she's not.

Vicky Pendleton is slightly built for a sprinter, but she's an exception. I saw Yvonne Hijgenaar at Manchester Velodrome. Damn, that girl's got some quaddage going on!

Take it easy.

(A shameful 60cm)

AdamA. said...

That douche-rocket blatently had nothing better to do with his time then to read a blog he apparently doesn't like. Douche-tin Hoffman, why leave a ghost-post if you really had something to say.

I think he just has a crush on you, like a fourth grader. I threw rocks at girls I liked too you creep-stick, but I was six. Grow the fuck up!

And Beth, keep growing 'dem'tighs!

Pedal hard, turn left! :)

CyclistRick said...

Beth in the big time! Now will you hang out with us lowly ones? That is when I can hang out again. Somehow, you always seem to have plenty to write, even when you think not.

Now go kick some lalaland backside!

twinkiepatissier said...

in case "rock and republic" (not rock racing) reps want to know your size and you want to talk denim, one of your quads fits in their size 23 JAGGER jeans (ultra low rise) at the waist. i am not joking about size 23...my people wear it.

Emily said...

You rock, you totally cracked me up-- hope you are ready for a larger readership because I think a lotof us will be back.
If I could find a tape measure in my apt., I totally would have measured my massive quads just now.

The Flandrian said...

The campaign goes international...

http://yearinhell.blogspot.com/2008/08/quadtastic.html

dr2chase said...

Don't forget, "the unobserved life is not worth living", and you're not just observing, you're measuring, which is even better, and then you post the pictures and measurement protocol so we can observe AND measure our own selves too -- so clearly, you not only have a life, you are on your way to becoming the leader of your very own cult.

64cm.

My cousin said I have "popeye legs", apparently that's not good.

mhernandez said...

so, so good

The Ghost of Jerry Reed said...

We're starting a Kierin Sleepwear company called "Quad City PJs". I'll let you know when it gets going (in 2016)

deprogram said...

Yeah, the BSNYC quiz description of your photo was just too intriguing not to investigate further. Quad measurement, Michael Ball, keirin-cut jeans, and paprika?

Thankfully, the blog did not disappoint. Your observations are presented with the perfect combination of humor and sincerity, with a touch of breathlessness.

Don't stop.