Monday, 28 January 2008

When friends become pests

Early in the week the weekend forecast was looking grim - cold fronts approaching from the north and the south with moisture trapped in between. The SIR "Stupid Winter Training Series" ride was scheduled for Saturday morning from Stanwood and going around Camano Island. I was planning NOT to take part. My pals had other ideas. Correspondence with Mark and Peter went like this: me: I'm not riding Camano this weekend. mark: what time are we meeting to carpool to Camano? me: let's meet by phone at 6:30 in the morning. peter: you want us to call from your driveway at 6:30 when we are there to pick you up? me: silence. Later the forecast showed Camano Island might be one of the few places for some dry weather Saturday morning so I caved and went along. It was COLD but the company of Peter, Mark, Robin, Wayne, Bob and others made it all worthwhile. Gotta say, hanging out with a bunch of smart, athletic, fun, and good-looking guys in tight clothing ain't such a bad way to spend a day. Thanks for being pests!

8 comments:

STOKED I AM said...

Glad to see you're back blogging! I can't believe how many clothes I have to put on to ride my bike this winter: 2 pr booties, 3 pr mittens, etc. And that's just for the 25-min ride to work! But it's (usually) worth it.

Robert Higdon said...

Right about the time that we left, the skies opened up and started to dump on us. I'm glad we didn't all get caught up in rain/snow.
*high five*

Mrs said...

That is inspiring! Wishing I had friends like you who were pests and got me out of the house!

Trying to find people locally who ride and want to go for a ways is not easy!

MrsGrace

tripieper said...

Robert we were about 10 miles down the freeway when it started dumping. SO glad for our timing! Great to see you again.

tripieper said...

Mrs Grace: My crazy pesty friends are members of Seattle International Randonneurs. They are ALWAYS riding and will be happy to pester you too. Check out our rides and other info at www.seattlerando.org.

Mrs said...

Contemplating joining SIR this year and will be there for the Populaire on 3/2. :) Definitely doing STP again this year and looking for someone to ride with who is on my side of the water. (Think Poulsbo/Silverdale area)

Found your blog on the SIR website and really enjoy reading it and others. Thank you for the great entries! :)
MrsGrace

Peter McKay said...

Happy to be your "pest." Enjoy being your stoker and, most importantly, your friend!!!

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