Friday, July 13, 2007

Riding with Floyd

So I stopped by REI yesterday to pick up my packet for the STP. (By the way, I'm just going to ride the first 110 miles and then have Wendy pick me up, so don't expect some epic tale on Monday about how I rode the 204 miles into a headwind, my neck aching, my knee throbbing, my nose bleeding...) When I got back on my bike to head to work, I noticed another rider who looked exactly like Floyd Landis, complete with the witch's nose and lantern jaw, only he seemed a little puffier than the guy who won the Tour de France last year. I almost said something to him, but what? "Duh, are you Floyd Landis?" Nah. I have a strict policy of not talking to any celebrity. Besides, why would Floyd Landis be in Seattle? Well, he was in Seattle. And you know what that means? That's right. Floyd Landis is one of my riding buddies.


  1. AnonymousJuly 13, 2007

    Well, maybe you can ride with Floyd, but apparently you're not ready to ride with
    this cat:

    "In August, Mr. Varga will take another bike ride. It’s known as the Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur [...]. It covers 750 miles. It has to be completed in 90 hours. He’s 80 years old."

    I wasn't going to egg you on about your big ride this weekend, Bob -- but you've forced my hand: 110 miles? Please.

    P.S. I know you could whoop my ass any old time, which is why I'm almost glad you've decided not to continue your ride down here to Palo Alto.

  2. The thing is, Glen, most of the Paris-Brest-Paris event is downhill with a tailwind, so it's not as difficult as the STP. I'd like to see the 80-year-old guy ride to Portland from Seattle. Pfff.

  3. AnonymousJuly 16, 2007

    A little bird [watcher] told me that you rode the whole thing, you big stud. I'm looking forward to reading the whole story.

  4. AnonymousJuly 16, 2007

    Was Floyd juiced up?

  5. AnonymousJuly 17, 2007

    Yeah, man -- you got the whole ride, now we deserve the whole story. You practically owe it to us.