29 April 2010 - 8:43I just knew it!
I think I’ve just stumbled upon why the weather has been so wacky lately. It’s those damn Stormtroopers again!
I fear that the Empire was working on some sort of device that could disrupt a planet’s weather system, causing misery and chaos amongst it’s inhabitants, allowing the evil Emperor Palpatine’s forces to more easily take control of the stricken world. It seems the rumors are true, and I found these little jerks rejoicing that they made it snow after a week long bingeing session.
Now it all makes sense. 80 degrees on Easter Sunday, raw cold and wet for the Grinder, rain for race day at SSAP, and now snow at the end of April. They look awfully proud of themselves don’t they? I guess the only good thing about Stormtroopers, is that they are weak minded, and have a severely tiny attention span. I really hope they find a new hobby soon.
I have a few finishing touches to add to my SSAP experience.
The most baffling thing, is how many people seem to read this blog. I was really taken aback at how many people knew about me, my bike, and the sorts of nonsense I’ve been up to. I met several folks that pointed at my muddy and almost unrecognizable bike and ask “Is that Mr Furley?”, and “which is the shaved leg?”. Crazy.
…and since we are on the subject of my legs, lets see how we did shall we?
Well, as the temps were maybe in the low 40s by the time the race left, I felt it was important to keep my “bum” knee warm with my single knee warmer. That would be on my left and “hairy” leg. So not only did my smooth leg get to be very cold at first, it also got to be the muddiest. It actually wasn’t that bad, because once the mud totally covered the leg, it acted as an insulator of sorts.
The mud was of the penetrating variety though, and it soon worked it’s way into my clothing, shoes and socks. You could see where the vents on my shoes are on my feet when I took my socks off. When I took my shorts off, there was mud in a lot of places where there shouldn’t be. Dejay and I coined the term “shammie stamp”. There will be no pictures of that, just so you know.
So we’ve already determined that both legs get equally muddy. By the time I actually got into the shower, at home at 8:30pm, the mud was almost like coarse dusty film that coverd my entire body. Both legs required heavy scrubbing, but the smooth leg definitely took a little less time to clean. It was not pleasant to be that dirty for that long.
And to conclude, the coolest thing I saw at SSAP was this growler cage.
I’m sorry, but I forgot your name (Doug?). I am awful with names. My brain is filled up with so much useless information, that I will often have to forget something to retain new information. Like spoke lengths for various wheels, the name of my son etc… So I will call you Doug unless you correct me. Dude, that thing is cool, and I know you read the blog, and I want one of those. I will buy one from you!
Happy 29th everyone!