July 13, 2005
I have been feeling like I've been stuck in one gear going uphill and my cranks are turning really slowly, like I'm slogging through quicksand. I feel like I've started many things that have no conclusion in sight and too many obstacles to fight.
Today when I was ready to leave work, I couldn't find my bicycle helmet so I had to leave without it. Somehow I misplaced it and couldn't find it when I retraced my steps. Tonight at the bike shop I was rebuilding a bottom bracket and had nothing to remove the grease with. I tried a few things but it wasn't working too well. It'll have to wait until tomorrow to finish it. I'm organizing two simultaneous bike rentals for a total of 50 bikes for a convention and feel like I'm getting sucked in over my head. It'll go ok, it's just outside of my normal working parameters.
I went to order a single-speed flip-flop hub and Dave told me he already ordered one. My yellow finders came in and the yellow-walled 700c's are already here. As soon as I get a couple of good wheels I have to lace them up, strip down this bike, prime and paint it and put it all together. Should be interesting. It'll be a bright orange bike with yellow fenders, yellow-walled 700c tires, yellow bar tape. Visible.
Almost time for the replay of today's Tour de France stage. Lance is still number one. Incredible ending today and yesterday. I feel that the competition is much greater this year and it's not so predetermined. There seem to be quite a few people who could win the overall tour this year. It makes for more exciting viewing.
Now I know why I feel like I've been in quicksand. More TV watching than I do all year and not enough sleep haha. And this is a 21-day race with half of it yet to come!
Tonight riding home though, I took a different route, avoiding the Ohio hill. The ride went a lot better and I didn't have to get off my bike to walk. So already I'm thinking it will be a better day tomorrow. Things always work out and the race goes on no matter what gear I am in.
Posted by carl1236 at July 13, 2005 10:30 PM | Bicycles