January 28, 2011

No shame in my game

By Elisa | 5 Comments »

Lately I have been walking up a lot of hills with my bike. You see, my job is 60% meetings- meetings all over town.  I don’t have the option of getting to work early, changing clothes and freshening up.  The best I can hope for is to find a restroom wherever my meeting is for a quick touch up. I love that my job has me out from under a desk, but it does have certain challenges.

If I am running from one meeting to another and want to arrive fresh and clean, I walk up any steep hills that may be on the route.  I used to ride up them to be a badass, now I care less about that and more about having cute hair and not overheating! After one too many meetings sweaty and out of breath, I am taking the easy way out. During the winter it actually seems worse, since I am dressed perfectly for regular riding but much too warm for the hills.

After my last meeting of the day, I always ride up the massive hill by my house, glad not to have to worry about arriving home sweaty!

Anyone else do this?

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  1. On January 29th, 2011 Jansen said:

    Yes, me too. Ride for your destination and never forget to enjoy the journey.

  2. On January 29th, 2011 Ghost Rider said:

    I don’t have any hills to speak of around here…but yes, I do take it VERY easy on my way to work so I show up presentable (and dry)….but I time-trial my ass off on the way home — it doesn’t matter what I look like when I get to my house!

    Take it easy up them thar hills, do your meetings and have fun on the way home.

  3. On January 31st, 2011 wle said:

    you can get gears that are no faster than walking..

  4. On January 31st, 2011 Val said:

    Sure, Chinese Low Gear, we used to call it. No problem, use when necessary. Nowdays I prefer the term my freind Kent turned me on to: “24 Inch Gear”. So called because twentyfour inches is two feet.

  5. On February 3rd, 2011 Dottie said:

    Sounds like good common sense to me. :)

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