12 June 2008

UPDATED 06/13: Depression Ensues

So as I mentioned on Tuesday I'm totally geeked out over Mac. I love, and have always loved, Apple computers, iPods, the Newton and everything that Apple touches. As a matter of fact I have quite a little collection. I have a newton (the first ever PDA) I have four vintage CRT iMacs, I have two G3 blue and white towers one of which has the matching CRT Monitor, a Sawtooth G4 Tower, a Mirror Door G4 Tower (the 1.42 Dual Processor-fastest G4 Tower made), and my trusty G4 "TiBook" PowerBook Titanium. Sadly, the TiBook is MIA as it has been sent away for some surgery. It had some issues with closing and the hinges and the warranty was coming to an end in five days, so I took her in to the trusty Apple Store in Cleveland and they sent her off for surgery. It sucks because it means I have to sit at my desk to blog now, when I am so used to blogging, and surfing, on the couch while ignoring the idiot box (TV for anyone who missed that joke). So that has me a bit down.
Add to that I have been plugging along on the "Muesli Diet" to no avail. I've been really good about muesli for breakfast and lunch and a sensible dinner, but it doesn't seem to be doing the trick. Add to that I've been swamped at work and haven't had time to ride or do anything resembling exercise in about a week. I had a couple half-ass rides, but nothing fun, er, worth talking about. This weekend is going to be at least as crazy. The final kick in the proverbial crotch is the fact that it's supposed to rain all day Friday through Saturday and clear up Saturday night or early Sunday. So, even if I get up at 5:00AM to ride, I likely won't want to.
Basically what I'm saying in a nutshell is this:
I need a freaking pep talk... Oh, and about five of Jared's Team CSC Harden The F___ Up bracelets.
--UPDATE!!-- If you want HTFU Bracelets Jared has them up For Sale On Ebay


Highwaymunky said...

**To be read in the style of a Full Metal jacket style drill Sargent:

"Hey, you!"

"Yes you! soft boy with the bike in the corner"

"Are you just going to sit on your fat ass, blog and surf all day or are you going to get on your bike and loose that fat ass some where on that trail!!"

(really shouting now)
"Move your self!"

"I mean it! get off your ass and move like you have a purpose!"

"You call yourself a cyclist?!!"

"I've seen little girls in pig tails ride faster than you. You great fairy! Move Move Move!"

(Hope this is motivationally enough) ;0)

Cycling Phun said...

HA ha ha... That was EXCELLENT Munky! I guess I asked for it, right? Seriously funny man! I'm going to ride tonight for sure...

Bluenoser said...


There are 24 hours in a day, Skin is waterproof and it is ok to get your new mountain bike wet and dirty.


Judi said...

YO! Get out there and ride! You need to find people to ride with. That way you get your ass handed to you a couple times a week and you can get out of your comfort zone.

Yes get a HTFU wristband. I just emailed him to see if there are any left. It's my mantra this year. You think I like getting up at 5:45am, out of my warm bed, to go swim laps in a freezing pool at 6am, before I go to work a 12 hour shift? Fuck no, but I do it cuz I HAVE to. Cuz my training schedule told me to.

Now, the next time you say you don't feel like it, think HTFU. Works for me every time.

Cycling Phun said...

Yeah, I need to get some people who will commit to riding regularly. Serious! I like to ride with Don from the LBS on account he pushes just hard enough to take me out of my comfort zone, but no so hard as to push me till I die.

Also: Jared has the HTFU wristbands on eBay right now...