Thursday, August 13, 2009

A call to arms

So, the Corporate Cycling Clusterfook is on Sunday. More than anything else, this is the event I fear. Aquafina bottles everywhere, aerobars on comfort hybrids, squirrels dodging potholes ... jesus, it's scary.

To properly prepare, we need coffee. Strong coffee. Let's hook up downtown at the Starbucks across the street from the library (where Old Yeller was stolen). 7:15 a.m. Get there sooner if you like (I probably will), and then we'll roll toward the quagmire around 7:40.

So ...
Sunday
7:15 or earlier
Starbucks by the downtown library.

Go!

12 comments:

munsoned said...

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

I'll be there. Hurrah.

munsoned said...

Also, to anyone who wants to get more than 40 miles in, meet at my place(where parking won't be a problem, unlike downtown) at 6:45am and ride to teh Charbucks.

I was going to eat at the UNMC picnic after the ride, but I'll forgo that to ride back with anyone who starts from my place.

RD said...

i'll be there for coffee and what not...
nice to see you on bike mike...

fredcube said...

I shall cart my extremely large boned frame to teh coofee place. Mmm coofee. And that's the last you'll see of me, for I am woefully out of shape. I am not even sure I'll be able to finish the ride. But I will be able to finish those eclairs. Zut Alors!

Jonny said...

Meet you at your place between 6:30 and 6:45....

Scott Redd said...

I'm there!

Probably on the geared Tricross, versus the single speed Schwinn.

bryan said...

The last time I rode with Fred was for the 2007 CCC. In fact, I was pretty sure he was dead for about a year there. Then -- quite suddenly -- some fatass was in the shop saying something along the lines of "I'm Fred."

"Fred who?" I said.

Then it dawned on me. Fred. That one guy who wore a wool jersey when it was 90something degrees. And spilled coffee all over the place. One time, I think, he dropped Jon Randell on a hill.

The sheer excitement of riding with Fred will probably cause me to tip over. And if that doesn't do it, the recumbents will.

fredcube said...

You can tip over just fine without any help.

munsoned said...

Oooohhh burn... On both sides.

I hope this continues on Sunday, but hopefully not to the tipping each other over point.

bryan said...

Sorry Fred. I only called you fat because Brady called you fat.

fredcube said...

You're both right. I should stop kidding myself and just ride with people of similar ability (to mine). I seen plenty of other coffee shops in town, anyways. Think I'll get some scones while I'm at it.

Scott Redd said...

Sorry I missed you guys at the pre-ride meet up. I didn't get up until about 6:45. I got down to the ride just a few minutes before it started.

I didn't see anyone I knew on the way out, but met up with Tim and Rafal at the turnaround point and rode back with them.

Anyone doing the Bacon Ride next week?