tyler blake davis
tbdavis at u.washington.edu
Sun Feb 27 22:27:48 PST 2000
Again today the three riders found themselves alone at
9:15. Again comment was made concerning the character and
general qualities of the other riders on the husky team.
Then the triad collectively sighed, and turned their wheels
to the road, though this time southward:
Brian, Mike and I, Blake, valiantly fought off the
suggestion of Cougar this morning and in spite of some
grumbling instead "turned the legs over" around the south
end. The ride itself was rather uneventful, with miles
flowing almost by themselves. As usual for grey days the
conversation became the focus of the outing.
Two primary topics prevailed in todays in-saddle
discussions. The first was a debate over the merits of milk
vs. soy as a source of protein, and the second examined the
general level of discourse.
In the great milk-soy rivalry many low blows were
dealt, including the jibes "cow squeezings" and "moo-juice."
Eventually, however, soy carried the day as the yea-milkers
were put to shame following a witty association of
yesterdays Smell Sprints and the source of milk.
Concern about the general lack of intellectual content
of in-saddle discussion was also dealt with today. Again
nobody resisted the low path, and the suggestion that
literary or socio-political topics be breached was met with
a variety of jeers and scoffs. When one rider recited
Russian poetry it fell upon deaf ears, and the attempt was
not repeated. The conversation died shortly thereafter with
many faces turned asphaltward in shame after the utterance
of the adjective jock...
The ride ended with stint at Pert's Deli were one rider
recounted some experiences growing up in Texas and another
made ceaseless, though unrelated, references to butter.
And so ended the last weekend of training rides for
husky cycle. Everyone present was pleased with the
comradery developed though hours on the bike, and all rubbed
the bronze husky nose for luck. Finally the three diligent
riders clasped hands in parting, and spoke in excited tones
about next week's race; the first race of the season.
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