>> Friday, March 05, 2010
I’ve been meaning to tell this story for nearly 2 years. I’m feeling a little nostalgic (and missing my old bike), so I thought I’d finally share it.
I was walking through the convention center in Duluth in June of 2008. I was making my way through the crowds of people at the race expo so I could pick up my race packet for Grandma’s Marathon. Pharmie and her sister Steph were following me, as they were running the next day too.
Walking the other way was an attractive man. He was walking with someone else, and they were both laughing. He had tan skin, solid muscles, white teeth, a great smile, and I heard a hit of a Central / South American accent. Hunky. AND he had on doctor’s scrubs, so he had “the brains” to match “the body.”
Five seconds later, I turn around to see if the girls are still following me. And what do I see? My lovely wife Pharmie is wrapping her arms around hunky-tan-man. The man that I was ogling a few seconds earlier was now all over my wife. My damn lucky wife. ;)
(OK, I’m totally straight [not even a hint of being bi], but I can admit when I see a good looking man. I’m secure like that.)
It turns out his name is Andres, and he was one of the medical residents at the hospital where Pharmie works. I get introduced, we all chat, and I tell Pharmie this funny story once we say goodbye to Andres.
Fast-forward 8 months to February 2009 - I bought a new bike, “Goldilocks.”
Fast-forward another few months, and I’m ready to part with my first tri bike, “Big Rhonda.” And guess who wanted to “tri” his hand at triathlon? That’s right: Andres. So I parted with Big Rhonda for a cheap price, but I was SUPER happy knowing that she’d be turning on another person to the world of multisport!
Here are Big Rhonda, Andres, and I when I “handed him the keys” last spring:
p.s. Here are 3 Examiner articles I wrote recently:
- Here’s a very complete “early season” du and tri race listing for MN.
- Have you seen photos of Cervelo’s 1.5 lb bike frame? Crazy.
- And Sunday, I’ll be riding in the “Worlds Largest Cycling Class at the Target Center (where the Timberwolves play). Back with lots of photos of that on Monday!