Tuesday, March 18, 2008

it's that time again


Yes, this is the time of year when I become a "cycling widow", so to speak. As the weather becomes warmer, Craig takes to his bike for long afternoon rides. I teased him before he took off on his latest ride, telling him how lucky his bike was to take part in a little "Afternoon Delight". I think I may have even sang the chorus to that dreadful song. Oddly, he bolted away...

Soon, the freezer will be sharing space with frozen water bottles filled with performance drinks. The dining room table will be the permanent place for his bike helmet, glasses and other cycling gear. TiVo recording space will quickly fill up with European nail bitting bike races. Names of cyclists that I can barely pronounce will soon pepper our conversations. Cycling magazines will start to show up amongst the guitar, photography, food, and wine magazines we surround ourselves with. Socks will start to disappear as they become recruited in the ongoing cleaning, care and maintenance of the bike. And the refrigerator and pantry will be quickly emptied as Craig refuels after 70 mile rides.

And you might be asking what I am doing while all this riding takes place.... basking in the pure pleasure of a home to myself, bad music played way too loud, inappropriate food choices, bad TV, pedicures, shopping trips, cooking experiments and on and on.

Yeah! It's cycling season!!!!


7 comments:

SSC said...

Your too funny!! I loved this post!!!!

doggybloggy said...

I would pick 'afternoon delight' poor musguided soul...

buffalodickdy said...

Anyone who would rather ride a bike rather than you..oops! Let me rephrase that.. :)

Tanya Kristine said...

and THAT is why we date cyclists...

pinknest said...

cheers to cycling season! this sounds good to me!

Joe said...

70 MILES? That's madness. I don't think I'd be able to sit down for a month...

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Lol. Nice!