Tuesday, August 04, 2009


The Hotter ‘N Hell Hundred is coming up at the end of the month. I sure need to be getting ready for it, but I have 100 excuses why not to ride. I am the queen of procrastination. First, our driveway is about a quarter mile long and it is gravel. It will grab your skinny tires and throw you down. Second, our two outside dogs will follow you down the driveway and out onto the road unless you put them in the house. Both of these problems can be overcome by putting your bike in the truck and driving down the driveway to the paved road. The dogs will not follow the truck and the gravel will not be a problem.

Toby and I talked about his leaving the truck for me, but he forgot and drove it to work today. I figured it was all his fault – he was my excuse. It turned out he left my bike in the barn, too. I would have to walk out there and lift those heavy doors to get my bike. Of course, I could take my old mountain bike. I could make it down the driveway on the gravel without wrecking the bike or ruining a tire. It is not fun, but it can be done. But my mountain bike is over 20 years old. The gears are slipping. It is much harder to ride than my new sleek, road bike. I could put the dogs in the house and take the mountain bike. I could put the dogs in the house and walk my road bike to the pavement. I could sit on my bottom and eat bonbons. I could…I could give in and just ride.

I put the dogs in the house knowing that they would get on my clean comforter and sleep in the bed. I took out my old mountain bike and rode it down to the pavement. With the gears slipping and catching at odd times, I rode about seven miles. It was a good workout and I needed to do it. I need a pat on the back.


Mrs. Bear said...

I am very proud of you for fighting through the "I don't wannas" I suffer from the same thing! I gotta get up and do something also...the things I hate to do the most...clean the frig, get gas, balance the check book, go to the mail box...weird huh...

Bag Blog said...

Anny, I think we need a vacation.

Buck said...

::Pat...pat...pat:: Good on ya!

I have the same problem with the "I don't wannas" but it's really bad at El Casa Móvil De Pennington coz there's no one to nag me to get stuff done. Just two examples: (1) it's August 4th... do you know where your bills are? (Yep... in a pile on my desk, waiting for checks to be written) (2) The state of Texas sent me a new license plate last year for El Casa Móvil; the old one is still on the coach. And ITS registration sticker expired in February 2007.

The coffee gets made, tho. And laundry gets done every two months... or when I run out of emergency tee shirts, which ever comes first. You should feel better now. :D

Jo Castillo said...

You're a better woman than I am. Wish I could bike. I fall over.