Monday, June 9, 2008

A Thousand Words

Through the magical powers of the Interweb, I have recently been in e-contact with a number of people whom I have not spoken to in many years. Now, most of these people knew me in high school and college, during a period of my life when I was rarely, if ever, seen more than a few feet from my bike. As such, one of the first questions often asked is “Are you still cycling?”

The short verbal answer to this question is “Yes.” Longer verbal answers usually follow but I thought this might be a good opportunity to let a few choice pictures respond to some similar questions with a bit less clarity and a little more humor.

Q: "Are you still cycling?"
A: "Yes, I'm still cycling. But I'm carrying a few more pounds these days."
Q: "Are you still racing?"
A: "Not much anymore, but I still train and commute as much as possible."
Q: "Do you ever do any spin classes?"
A: "No."

Q: "Are you still a biker?"
A: "I suppose it depends on your definition."
Q: "Have you been in any more bike accidents?"
A: "A few."

Q: "Are you still wearing your helmet?"
A: "Always. You never know what could happen out there."

Q: "Do you ever go for rides with your cat, Cosmo?"

A: "No, not with Cosmo."

In addition to the standard questions seen above, I have also gotten some strange ones recently as well. It's funny what people can come up with after a decade or so without contact.

Q: "Was Jan Ullrich guilty or not?"

A: "If you mean guilty of wearing full-length matching velvet jackets with his girlfriend, then yes. Yes, he most certainly was."

Q: "Where you on the winning Japanese World Series team?"
A: "Yes, in fact I was. How did you recognize me?"

Q: "Do you still like karate movies?"

A: "Yes, but only if the action is authentic. As well as the hairstyles."

Okay, I hope that get's everyone updated on the important things. As we know, a picture is worth a thousand words. They might all be wrong, but there's at least a thousand of them in each of these shots.

More on the Giro, Philly and the Dauphine coming soon...I promise.


Jan Ullrich said...

She made me wear that thing. Said we would look cool.

She also said it would be fine if we lived next to the donut shop.

Bubbles The Chimp said...

Hey, I think I recognize that guy on Japanese baseball team.

Sensei John Kreese said...

There is no style in this Dojo!

Ingrid Alongi said...

Oh man, that was great. I may have to point people to this when I get asked similar questions.

JV said...

Hahah, the Jan in velvet statement gave me a good laugh! Super-funny post. The interweb is super, I'm downloading it now (only 47% done) but it's pretty good so far, eh.