Friday, January 30, 2009

Bionx

so, the other day (wednesday, the day that i had no motivation to do anything), while I was out riding, something happened that kills me every time.

Now, I am (by no means) the world's fastest cyclist. (any irony that it is a recumbent? the ultimate aero?) but, i would also like to think that I am not the world's slowest cyclist, either. I like to think I can hold my own... So, on a day where I have having a hard time finding motivation to do anything, I finally got out for my 1.5 hour ride. I decided I would head up to the university, around marine drive, and back home. riding up king ed, just before granville street, is enough of a hill to reach a RPE of 7-8, at least. so, I am heading along, and all of a sudden, i hear:
"on your left, on your left."

this caught me as a bit of a surprise, especially when the person passing me was on a commuter-mobile, panier bag carrying, fender porting, lights flashing, weird sticker rocking, 26" wheeling mtn bike. i thought, "damn, he is moooving. or, i am going way slower than I think I am." but, alas. i was mistaken. not only did he have all those accessories on his bike, but was also rolling along with this.

now, I used to sell these at bikes on the drive. i used to tell people, "it is not an electric bike. it is an electric assist. for people who want to ride |-------------------------| far, but only feel like they can ride |---| far." fully knowing that only nutters buy things like this. but, none the less, there it was. and it was moving. i wonder if it would be race legal.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hahahaha, i don't think i'd try it racing. especially when you've got a kick ass motor built in :-) love you girl! NOLA 70.3 HERE WE COME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxo

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