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Monday, September 4, 2006

chapter 59: little miss sunshine

Saw that movie last night. Kathleen, Diane and I hit an early show. Worth the watch if you like quirky humor, road trip movies, or coming of age stories. One line in the movie really hit home with me, and gave me goosebumps.

Slick Rick, FortJames, Chunky Monkey and I noodled around the county park today doing some cross drills. No real intensity, lord knows I don't have the stomach for that kinda thing, and after getting drug around on the PWC sunday edition, I could barely stand up at all. But I digress, this was my first time riding the new bike. It was delightful, my barrier technique was poor, not a whole lot of cyclocross barriers in mountainbike racing, but it will come. We had a good time, and I think I got some cross rust off. 3 weeks until charm city. Damn, I'm in big trouble.
Slick Rick's Orbea was super sexy. I mean it's no Fort or anything, but sexy as hell just the same. (go ahead and say it, fatmarc you are such a whore, yeah I know)


While at the park we saw some interesting stuff. First, proof that kids love to ride bikes as this cute little miss sunshine, came right over to us and started riding in our pack. She just wanted to be a part of the group I guess. Little bitch kept dropping me in the barriers. I guess there are barriers in Ken and Barbie bike land. Nice Streamers. She didn't even have a pink helmet. Was that mean? Okay, Okay, she wasn't really a bitch, even if she did drop me in the barriers.





Later, we saw this:

yup a large pack of mother's with strollers racing around the mile walking trail. They laughed at me tripping through the barriers, I laughed at them racing around the trail. Look out, you better cover that breakaway!

In other news it seems some of the boys from Rutgers are trying to get to the great divide race next year, and are selling t-shirts to try and fund it. The only guy I really know from Rutgers is Mark V, and damn that guy races single speeds, has killer sideburns, races cross, and has a great name, you know aside from spelling Marc wrong, if these guys are half as cool as Mark V, then they are good with me. Check out the link on the side.
Finally, props to FFAmy, Jaime (world's foremost expert on rip currents), John (b-line's Todd), Andrew C , the beans boys, TwinSix teammate Jason and all the crazies that were racing at 7 springs this weekend. I heard the conditions were totally wretched. Also major props to Buddy the leg breaker, Elk, Kerry and Les (international man of mystery) who were racing down at the SM 100. Way too tough for me. I played in a field and ate donughts. Much easier on my constitution .MMMM Dunkin' donughts make me happy. Wait I hear an icecream truck I better go chase it down...

respect

fm

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

damn! no props on being on both the mac cup and mass series championship teams, and now no props on managing the seven teams and seven springs. your slipping brother. that's ok, i still love ya!

Tabba said...

That picture of all of those moms frightens me. It's scary.

Anonymous said...

hey, even moms can be competitive.

marc, can you outfit your blog w/an RSS feed? pleeeees?

ffa said...

I agree tabba...momhood is scary.

fatmarc said...

no disrespect fitzy, you've definately been there for the long haul, and I'll add still rock it on the Spot Team.

respect
m

fatmarc said...

I have no idea what an rss feed is, if you email me and tell me what that means...

respect
m

Frank Brigandi said...

Kripy Kreme's beat Dunkin Donuts, in my book, but DD has better Java.. I hear ya..
I had fun falling on my face yesterday, I had fun looking like a goat dismounting a pogo stick, I had fun bellyflopping in the wet grass, I had fun waiting for my bike to land on my back after being catapulted into mid air by my doofus ability, I was a great day for me as well.

Tabba said...

motherhood is scary, speaking as a mom myself. But seeing a pack of mothers like that - in huge quantities in a small space is freaky. Not to mention they all have the same stroller. It's like they busted out of pods or something. Freaky.

Frank Brigandi said...

Pod mommies....sounds like a great porn movie to me....genius indeed.