Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Best Friends on the Planet!

I have the best friends on the planet. Why or how do I know this, you may ask. Well, my friends adjust their 'lives' so that we can go on 3 1/2 hour bike rides. Keep in mind, these are non-tri people - some are adventure racers, speedskaters and mountain bikers - but THEY want all of us to ride together, so, they adjust to fit my training schedule.

Besides that, here's what defines a good road warrior friend:
  • You can blow snot rockets all day long and they don't care...unless you tag them with it.
  • They sing you bad 80's songs when you're feeling a little bit spent.
  • You can bonk on a ride and they'll call their mom to pick you up.
  • They bring extra toe warmers for those sub 40 degree rides when you think your hands and feet might fall off.
  • You can count on them for the duration, barring anything crazy. They won't bail early and make sure you get 'the time' in the saddle that you need.
  • They'll 'guard you' when you're trying to pee while cars are driving by.
  • Last, but not least, a good road warrior friend knows where you keep the peanut butter for mid-ride pit stops at the house...they also know that the dawgs get to lick the knife when you're done with it!

Long rides are up to 3:30 already and long runs are at 1:45. My legs are fried today but thankfully, not my mind (yet). We're rolling now and feeling good. Gulf Coast, here we come - May 10!

I was reminded again of what constitutes a good road warrior friend...they let you borrow their sports bra when you forget yours without batting an eye. Give it a sniff, tell you that it's either clean or dirty, you tell them you don't care because beggars can't be choosers! Thanks Rebecca.

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IronMissy - it's official!

IronMissy - it's official!
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