It’s spring. Time to check your nuts.

by CycleChick on April 2, 2012

Not wanting to be left out of the deluge of weekend ride reports, here is mine:

On Saturday I rode on an airplane.

Then I rode in a car.

It was neither awesome nor epic.

On Sunday, however, I put on my Big Girl Pants for the first spring ride of the year.

After riding for a week in Arizona, I was quickly reminded of the realities of cycling here at home, including the Three Things Everybody Knows About Winnipeg:

1) As a result of being located in the middle of a prehistoric lake bed, in a climate that can fluctuate up to eighty degrees from summer to winter, the roads are total crap

2) The women are ridiculously good looking

3) There may not be hills, mountains, or cattleguards, but there is always wind.

Ideally, it is best to ride out into the wind so as to enjoy the push of a tailwind on the way back, when you are starting to feel fatigued. Such was not the case yesterday – with the wind at our backs, we enjoyed delusions of our superior fitness and strength for the first half of the ride, then upon turning around faced the fact we are only moderately as awesome as we thought. The fun part of the ride was over, and what would follow would most certainly suck.

At moments like this, all you can do is regroup, man up and checked your nuts.

Everything was found to be in order, and we headed home, into the windy wild blue yonder.


Apparently you guys left late enuf on Sunday to avoid the bone chilling rain in the morning. Wish I could say the same. Ahh yes the wind is very humbling.

by Phil on April 2, 2012 at 9:37 pm. Reply #

I see you were wearing the Evil Underpants that day!

by Scott on April 3, 2012 at 12:19 am. Reply #

Of course I was Scott. I wear them EVERYday.

by CycleChick on April 3, 2012 at 12:33 am. Reply #

Really. Every day. really. Dare we ask how many Evil Underwears you have. And how did Scott know you were wearing them? Rule 3 – don’t wear underwear under your cycling shorts.

by rick on April 4, 2012 at 2:41 am. Reply #

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