I Wrote a Column for Outside and They Published It on the Internet! - I'm currently waiting to board a cross-country New York-bound germ tube as I type this, but my latest column ponders the question all thinking cyclists* ha...
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
day 15: clippers v. pistons
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: I just biked for 20 minutes in my neighborhood...using newly installed cleated cycling shoes and clippy pedals! To my utter amazement, I did so sans falls of any nature. Not even close calls. I hesitate to document that lest the universe think I am arrogant and need yet another skinned knee to put me in my place. For this successful ride I owe thanks to:
- compTron, dave, jarom, and cara who instilled appropriate fear in me
- REI lady who guided me toward multi-directional release cleats
- previous owner, who installed clippy pedals for dummies
- cleat instructions, which said "clip in shoes individually before riding"
prior to this momentous event, i watched the pistons lose in a disappointing game 5 against the bulls. this loss - and what a loss it was - was only bearable due to good company (jeff stephens and jon welch), delicious pizza, and a neck massage exchange.
other highlights included a voicemail from my new rockstar crush, a work discussion regarding "communist breasts" (future blog), and a gchat with toasty bons.
15 down. 9 to go.