just when the caterpillar thought that life was over,
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Monday, June 23, 2008

AEROBARS!

WooHoo I got aerobars.... nothing fancy with the shifters on the ends or anything... I'm not ready for all that yet... But every month since Kevin and I have been dating he has gotten my flowers... not that I don't like flowers, in fact they are beautiful and I LOVE them AND it makes the ladies at work jealous, in a good way, not mean jealous... but I always tell him please get me a plant or dish garden with flowers in it, so that way when the beauty of the flowers die, I still have something to cherise... he finally listened, sort of, but it turned out BETTER than any plant...

Friday he was working from home because we were heading up to Lake Geneva to camp for the weekend right on the grounds the BigFoot Tri was held on, SWEET! So round 9 am or so he popped in on me at work with a present.. I still got a flower, a beautiful single yellow lilly, but I also got AEROBARS!

Well if the ladies at work don't already find my swimming, biking, and running life nuts for someone my age, now they are looking at this contraption like WTF???? And WHY is she so excited about some piece of metal that goes on her bike??? I tried to explain what they are, why they are used and why its a good thing.. but they still think I'm nuts.

Of course I couldn't put them on for the weekend's tri... using aero's for the first time, well lets just say a race is NOT the place to practice. And like clip in pedals, you do need to practice riding with aeros - but damn I was like a kid and begged to have them put on ASAP...

so today I had a vacation day to use or lose so I choose today.. well guess what the aerobar install gods came yesterday afternoon once my adrenaline ran out and I feel asleep for a nap after we got home and put on my aeros... I didn't even notice the gift bag they were in had been moved, nor did I notice at first when I went to the garage to get our dirty laundry from the weekend to wash that they were on... I moved some things off my handle bars and at first notice the extra nuts/bolts on the outdoor fridge, then moved the towel and still thought I was looking at Kevin's bike... well once I DUH realized it was my bike and the aero's were on.... I wanted to hit the road... but then I realized I might fall a time or two getting use to them so I should probably wait till Kevin got home to try them out, besides he deserves to see the joy on my face when I figure out the different riding position...

so now if he would just hurry up and get home damn it!

3 comments:

IronSnoopy said...

What a sweet present! :) I love that he gets you flowers every month too. Sooooooo classy!

I hope you like aero! I hear it's great...

WADDLER26.2 said...

Love the gift. How thoughtful of Kevin. Thanks for the info on the swim -I will check into it.

Michelle said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

I'll definitely be interested to hear how the aero experience goes for you. If I keep up this tri thing I'll be they'll be a pair in my future too. Enjoy!

Oh, and what a cool boyfriend you have.