My season has been over for awhile now, and I think I’ve been been winding it down quite nicely. If you follow me on Twitter @philgaimon, you’ve probably noticed my #ahhffseason tweets. The idea was that everyone tweets about their huge rides during the season, and now’s the time to brag about general laziness, and pleasant things like dessert and afternoon naps.
I started it off:
7:30 AM group ride ends at a bakery. Slept through the ride, still went for a cookie.
Hadn’t seen my road bike for a few days, forgot where I put it last. Found it in the trunk of my car. #ahhffseason
Just stepped outside of the boundaries of my property for the first time in about 68 hours. #ahhffseason
Roadies… well, they have some work to do.
Teammate Andy Jacques-Maynes tried to mark the 24 Hours of Moab mountain bike race as #ahhffseason, which made me sick, and Tyler Wren #ahhffseasoned from 12,000 feet with Burke Swindlehurst. I don’t know if they got there via road bike, mountain bike, or (gasp) on foot, but unless you were dropped off at a ski lodge via helicopter and sipped hot chocolate by a fireplace, you need to step up your game, gentlemen.
Friends and followers have joined in, with bike swag going to the winner, but the current yellow jersey wearer, @mmory, is going to be hard to top (although I personally think he might have been doping for this one):
I woke up from a nap on my couch only to continue it in my bed. #ahhffseason
Even I eventually couldn’t handle all that #ahhffseason, so I got back to exercising a little faster than usual. First, I did the Texas Gran Fondo, a two-day charity fundraiser ride from Austin to Dallas. The ride was a blast, with all the experience of a stage race, but with better food, hotels, and much-reduced
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