It’s Hot!

Not sure if anyone’s noticed, but it’s been rather warm out there, at least by Anchorage standards.  It reminds me of the last time we were in the Netherlands.  It was hot then, and just as in Anchorage, not many people have (or need) air conditioning.  My brother-in-law and I found out the best way to keep cool was to drink lots of beer and watch “The Tour.”  I lost count, but I think every other day we were returning our 24-plus empties for our deposit and using that to buy more beer.  Funny thing is, I don’t remember ever really getting drunk.  It was just too damn hot.

Oh yeah. Crates and crates of this stuff.

Just picture the two of us resplendent in our cargo shorts, t-shirts, and sandals, cruising to the C1000 on our bikes and loading up a crate each on our racks.  Almost looked like we were separated at birth.  I’m honestly surprised we made it the 2 miles back to the house without drinking any.  Definitely makes a bike handle a little differently, that’s for sure.  Which reminds me:

If any of you tri-geeks get the bright idea of showing up to your next group ride with aerobars, just watch the TTT stage of this year’s Tour and leave that shit at home.  If the guys who get paid pretty well to ride their bikes wreck that spectacularly, there’s no way in hell you white-knuckling those monstrosities could ever hope to manage in a paceline.  Seriously.  The mankini is bad enough.




  1. Todd said

    Oh yes….that was fun and a sight to be seen. Two kids in a candy store. I love NL.

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