Friday, November 13

So long, farewell, a Billy Zane goodbye

to you, and you, and you, and you, and you.

I'm all ready to leave tonight after dinner tonight. The die has been cast, and the fjork has been cast away.

The Fox's time was up, and it's time to get nitty gritty once more before 2009 leaves with a whimper. Too bad the Kodiak didn't get here on time, but I think it's being polished up north before delivery to ensure absolute shininess before I get around to photographing it in my poorly lit bike room. This will be the longest amount of time I'll spend in the saddle in one go for 2009, and I am in the worst shape I've been in since February or March. By that I mean I haven't ridden an extra mile on the way to work since mid September, and I'm already @ 4-5lbs heavier than I was when I was "in shape". I get winded using the ice cream scoop to dislodge frozen cookie dough from the container (I'm just saving electricity and cutting out the middle man).

What strikes me as odd is that when Dave "Beefcake" Cook suggested a similar ride (to the Hush Hush) years ago I thought he was nuts. I said, "No one's gonna wanna do that, especially me." Now here I am doing something I said I would never do for the umpteenth time in my life wondering if it's gonna be as bad as it is in my head (things are pretty bad up there).

Sorry for the secrecy re: The Hush Hush Ride, but I've been sworn to keep the details to myself till after the event is over. Hell, I called it the Hush Hush Ride because as a non-event it doesn't really have a name that I can refer to when I discuss it in the most veiled manner possible. I may even have to change some of the names of the non-participants of the non-event when I tell the story on Monday to protect the innocent. As a matter of fact I've probably irritated some of the other Riders of the Hush just by mentioning the Hush Hush, but whatever. I mean, you invited me of all people and asked me or all people to not say anything? I talk about a saddle sore for two days straight, so I can hardly ignore blog fodder of this magnitude.

All questions will be answered on Monday... well except for the ones I can't answer, but I'll make something up entertaining for those.

Most popular exit link from yesterday's post: Ruta wet t-shirt contest. Sorry guys.


clay faine said...

It is going to be worse than you could ever imagine.

The Evil MGE! said...

I almost thought about gettin a flight back just for the Big Hush Hush Ride. But I'm 25 lbs overweight and probably in the worst shape of my life. I thought Colorado was supposed to make me in the best shape of my life. Maybe next year, pfft.

Anonymous said...

Looks like nice weather for the ride....good luck out there!

Eric Wever / Pisgah Productions said...

Remember that I'll have a car stashed at mile 50 if you want to bail out and start drinking beer early. I'll bring an extra key tonight in case you get there before me. Just don't drive away or drink ALL my beer....mmmkay?

dicky said...


I see your milkshake, but I won't drink your milkshake.

bentcrank said...

Too bad we were down there last weekend.

That link was not very nice yesterday!

Billy Fehr said...


Anonymous said...

"preparational type stuff"??? 8^)