I feel lucky
Thread started by nathansnider
at 04.8.09 - 8:40 pm
I missed the last train home from Santa Barbara. I'm about to ride back to LA carrying 15 lbs in my messenger bag.
The reason I missed the train is that I stopped to buy a sandwich, and after paying, I dropped my debit card through a crack at the edge of the counter and spent 5 minutes with the shop owner fishing it out. He said "you could try to drop a card through that crack a hundred times and never make it." And I said "well, now I feel lucky!" And I do.
Sometimes it's good to to extraordinary things just to remind yourself that you can. Other times, it's good to just say "feckit, why not?" I haven't quite figured out yet what kind of time this
one is. My Centurion is about to live up to its name. Wish us good moonlight.
its nice to see the positive things from a negative situation.
only one problem, any time spent writing things on MR is time not spent riding your bike so HTFU its 100 miles to go!!!!
04.8.09 - 8:41 pm
I haven't quite figured out yet what kind of time this one is
I think it's both!
Cool runnings, Mr. Snider.
04.8.09 - 8:58 pm
this supposed to be "problem" for Nathan? godspeed.
04.8.09 - 9:06 pm
Hit the fucking ________? Universe? Ulock? Unicycle?
Anyway, like Syoma said. Godspeed, Nathan.
I hope you're well prepared.
04.8.09 - 9:08 pm
HTFU = Hurry up.
04.8.09 - 9:10 pm
100 miles from there to the LA Basin???!!!!??
I'm guessing that particular route-age is more bike-friendly in most places.
The Pass on the other hand is a literal, gauntlet.
04.8.09 - 9:28 pm
Agh, bad luck good luck!
Accidental ALC training ride!
04.8.09 - 9:39 pm
Success! I'm beginning to think that I should miss trains more often. Point Mugu by the full moon was fucking surreal.
Distance: 107.5 miles
Travel time: 10 hours, 45 minutes
Maximum bag weight: 23 lbs
Fluids consumed: 2 gallons
Calories consumed: 3500
Free donuts consumed: 2
Strangers giving me funny looks: 7
Strangers wishing me good luck: 6
Broken spokes at start of ride: 2
Broken spokes at end of ride: 3
When I'm going to get that fixed: real soon now, honest.
Thanks, all, for the well-wishes.
04.9.09 - 4:23 pm
Snider Of The Week!
04.9.09 - 4:31 pm
wow Nathan! That's must have been one awesome experience... that's a major accomplishment!
Apparently you win when it comes to making the best lemonade.
04.9.09 - 6:26 pm
NSNIDER IS EPIC RIDER
(someone please make that into a movie poster?)
04.10.09 - 8:58 am
I am backing this 100%.
It was all worth it for that surreal feel you got by riding past point mugu in the moonlight.
05.4.09 - 5:21 pm