Monday, July 20, 2009

As Heard on the STP

When you spend the better part of a weekend hanging out with cyclists riding the STP you're bound to hear some funny things. Here are some gems that I heard in my STP travels.

- Guy coming out of shower truck passing sweaty cyclists standing in line – "clean guy coming through don't touch me"

- Climbing really steep hill into Portland with 2 miles left after riding 200 miles – "Is this some kind of sick joke?"

- After Mike accidentally ran a red light – "Honest I didn't see it until I was half way through the intersection. I was deep in cycling thought thinking about things like why isn't funner a word and why does chocolate taste so good".

- Two guys talking to each other at finish line party – "last year I got a huge cheer from hundreds of people when I crossed the finish line. I thought I was pretty special until I got my finish line photo back and noticed that I had a huge snot bubble hanging out of my nose at the time."

- Guy pouring red bull into water bottles after crossing over into Oregon with 40 miles left to go – "The next fill up it could be beer. You never know."

6 comments:

Keith Moore said...

"Is this some kind of sick joke?"

I know that hill, and I said exactly the same thing in 2007.

Jenny-Jenny said...

you do hear and feel some pretty funny things. Like "what was I thinking paying money to do this to myself?"

jeff said...

The things we cyclists subject ourselves to, in the name of fun!

The Old Bag said...

Love the "clean guy coming through!"

331 Miles said...

Great lines, especially the snot bubble story. Long rides have a way of bringing out good stories.

In the Austin LiveStrong challenge last year, I was riding up a particularly steep grade, and a photog was there. I said "how'd you know to pick this spot to take photos of cyclists in pain?" He responded "I looked at the map". Smarty-pants...

Buttsy said...

Funner - now I have something to think about today.....snot in your nose is funner...