I’m a Disrespectful Jerk

>> Wednesday, March 18, 2009

My last post was about how great it was to go 60 miles on Goldilocks (my new bike) during a nice 45-55 degree day. A few posts earlier, I wrote about my first outdoor ride of the year and how giddy I was to be out there.

So what do I do to show my bike how much I care?

I dismantle her and throw her in a box.

That’s right. My bike, Goldilocks, and Pharmie’s bike, Tony, are currently sitting at our local bike store, waiting to get disassembled and shipped to New Orleans for our Half Ironman. I feel like such an ass. I’m treating my bike like a cheap hooker.

The good news is that I spent the morning/afternoon cleaning all the grime off BOTH of our bikes. I washed, degreased, wiped, washed again, dried, and finally lubed both of them. Here’s Tony and Goldilocks after a few hours of love:

Remember, here’s what my chainstay looked like after my first messy ride a few days back, and before my LONGER messy ride:

After the cleaning today, the frame and the chain are back in tip-top shape:



You guys have a safe trip!! See you in just over 2 weeks!! Oohh, I'm gonna miss them!....


Judi 7:40 PM, March 18, 2009  

steve - i am losing. :( no new socks for judi. boo.

i thought about you during my track workout today (8x800 yow). i was think new orleans might be a fun 70.3 to do. i know you'll give an awesome report. you are gonna rock that race as usual.

thanks again for the contest even if i do lose. i have a few more readers thanks to you.


CoachLiz 7:47 PM, March 18, 2009  

How can you live without your bike for two weeks??? My bike goes on the plane with me or I would be in a state of panic.

The weather has been nice down here! Foggy and in the 50's in the morning and in the mid to high 70's in the day. You and Pharmie are going to do great!

CoachLiz 7:50 PM, March 18, 2009  

Oh, fix that wongo chin strap on your Rudy helmet! Dude, if you took a spill that helmet would not stay on your head good and snug.

Just looking out for your well being. :0)

Chad 9:01 PM, March 18, 2009  

I hope the weather stays like this for the race. This is perfect race weather, but it can be pretty hot down here on an early April day. I'm saying my prayers every day. Going to swim the course in Lake P on Wednesday. Looks like you are going to smoke this race! Glad you are not in my age group...

Blyfinn 9:46 PM, March 18, 2009  

That's a lot of bike love.

Amy 12:47 AM, March 19, 2009  

I LOVE the bike names! However, you're not really a jerk because you DID clean her.

Dori 1:01 AM, March 19, 2009  

Anybody who can go for a bike ride while there's still snow on the ground gets my respect! Good luck on your race.

Carlee 5:04 AM, March 19, 2009  

I think she knows you love her.

Shannon 5:19 AM, March 19, 2009  
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Jen 5:40 AM, March 19, 2009  

She is beautiful!! :)

Missy 6:31 AM, March 19, 2009  

How exciting...getting close! Looks like weather will be cooperative.

Ryan 7:00 AM, March 19, 2009  

Wow, they look great. You wouldn't happen to want to clean up a few others, would you?

Since you've got two weeks bikeless?

I've got a CX bike that could really use your lovin' touch.

D10 7:00 AM, March 19, 2009  

Two weeks will go by fast, no worries!

MichelleJ 7:30 AM, March 19, 2009  

No way are you a jerk!!

Your bike is lucky to have you dude!!!

Trishie 8:14 AM, March 19, 2009  

Cheap hookers need love too, Steve !

Marlene 8:57 AM, March 19, 2009  

It must be hard to part with the bikes. Here's hoping they have a safe trip. :)

Anonymous,  9:03 AM, March 19, 2009  

I am so glad to hear that I am not the only one to name her bike. Sadie is the name of my gorgeous new bike. She saw me through some great rides last year and I am sure she will again this year.

Good Luck in your race! I am looking forward to your RR.

Irish Cream 9:58 AM, March 19, 2009  

I hope you at least gave goldilocks a big hug and kiss before you tore her apart and stuffed her shiny ass in a box!

Don't worry, I'm sure she still loves you, Steve! :)

Jamie 10:27 AM, March 19, 2009  

Torn apart and put in a box? That is how you treat a mob hit, not a cheap hooker.

Now if you went commando under some sweat pants and rubbed yourself inappropriately against her goldilocks' aero bars, that would be much more accurate.

jen 12:13 PM, March 19, 2009  

Two weeks?? Sad! I have signed up to ship my bike to IMAZ using TriBike Transport, I hope that does not require two weeks? I'm scared.


Chad in the AZ Desert 12:16 PM, March 19, 2009  

Oh, that's not true. Nobody would treat a cheap hooker that bad. ;-)

aron 12:48 PM, March 19, 2009  

at least you cleaned them!!! not being a tri-athlete, i never thought about how you would have to ship a bike when doing a race far away. sounds like it will be a fun race though!

sRod 12:54 PM, March 23, 2009  

It's ok, you're only hurting her because you love her. Right? That's what Chris Brown told me anyway.

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