Saturday, January 30, 2010

Bike Ride Cancelled

Sick of shovelling snow?

The sports fanatic has decided that it is time for a bike ride. He hasn't used the bike since mid December, when the first snow fell, and is now very eager to jump up on the bike again. He has planned the route in his head and is feeling very joyful as he puts on his bike gear. It takes the happy sports fanatic a few minutes to dress. To stay warm in the cold weather he uses wool socks, long underwear, and over that, the expensive Gore-Tex cycling pants. On his upper body he puts on a polyester T-shirt, a fleece west, and a very colorful and warm jacket. After putting on the knitted cap (it was a gift from his mother), he puts on his helmet. Finally he reaches for the waterproof boots, and after putting them on he walks out the door while fitting the Pearl Izumi’s Aqua-Not gloves on his hands. Now our sports fanatic is ready to go. The bike has been stored in the cellar, but the sports fanatic can't seem to locate it, so he takes off his cool eyeglasses to see better, but the bike is nowhere to be found. Then it hits him, he parked the bicycle out the back. He runs up the stairs, opens the door and there it is. Buried in ice and snow! He realises that it would take forever to dig out the bike. Slowly, the now very tired looking sports fanatic walks up the stairs and goes back into his apartment...

12 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I hope he takes the bike out before the snow melts and rusts the bike.

Antjas said...

Coming home from my spinning class just now,I saw a man out on his bike. It is -16 C with an even colder windchill. You were smart to stay inside. Besides, you got enough exercise just getting dressed and undressed.

Steffe said...

I should say perhaps say that this is a totally fictional story.

Bob Crowe said...

The death of summer. We will never be warm again. Very strong photograph. It would be interesting in B%W.

Don and Krise said...

I'm a pretty avid cyclist myself, but I think I would have turned around and went back inside myself.

Irina said...

Then, welcome back to Internet. Nor special clothes, neither bike required.

brattcat said...

I knew you wouldn't have left your bike out by accident Mister Sports Fanatic. ( : But it makes a very compelling story.

Chuck Pefley said...

I can't imagine why the owner isn't riding this bike!

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Oh! such a sad, sad story... tragic, really. Such a waste of cool glasses on a such a nice day for a ride.

(I on the other hand am terrified of riding where there is snow and might be ice. But I'm a wimp.)

Three Rivers Daily Photo

bfarr said...

I have nothing more to add but LOL

Jacob said...

Ah, that poor bike fanatic! Perhaps, however, he ought to get the bike out of the snow asap!

Just goes to show before a bike fanatic prepares for a bike ride, he/she should make certain there is a bike to ride for the bike ride.

Elementary, my dear Mr. Watson!

Benikos place said...

NO, more snow!!!We have also so much in Germany!!! and its nso cold minus 11 today! Our best regards :)