Saturday, July 15, 2006

Bold And Gracious Celebrity Ride

People, my fine, fine people. This has truly been like a vacation with the stars. First, mere coincidence puts me on the same mountain as the Kahuna. And if I sound a little like Bold this evening, it is because I had an epic celebrity ride with a most gracious and excellent triblogger. Yah. I'll tell yah abooot it.



Bolder from Boulder made the trek to the Greyhounds' summer spread on top of the world in Breck--that's Breckenridge to the unwashed SLP masses back in sweaty Texas. (Don't get the wrong idea. We only rent a place for bit.) Not only was he cool enough to make quite a trek up from Boulder, he was completely gracious and never once complained on our ride about my SLP pace and inability to slip the gravitational pull of earth on our epic climbs.

I seriously doubt that Bold ever exceeded a comfortable zone 2, while my own heart rate was well into the redline, especially on the climbs. I may or may not have requested a pink Vespa once or twice. Prince to the core, Bold merely entertained and enjoyed a beautiful day in the mountains.

We did the only climb on the Triple Bypass that Bold had not yet accomplished. We screamed down from Breck to Frisco, hung a left, climbed to Copper Mountain, and then really started to work. It was well rewarded. A view like this is 10 times as special if you work for it.



Next summer, it is Triple Bypass time for the lot of us. Come on Kahuna. Come correct. You do it too. (And get that picture of the dude off your sidebar.) To the extent we have you, Kahuna, to thank for this triblogger phenomenon, a huge round of thank yous from me. Does it get any better? Not only do we all have a great sport in common, the values and the attributes that bring us to this sport connect us with people all over the country. And they call this an individual sport???? Not in my experience.

10 comments:

Iron Benny said...

Truly a great post Greyhound. Glad to see that you guys had a great time together. That climb makes a pink Vespa sound pretty nice hah? As a matter of fact, I went scooter shopping today. Didn't pull the trigger though. Just dreamin'. Anyway, the scenery looks beautiful. While everyone else drove to the views, you my friend earned them. Glad to see this great sport can bring two great guys together. Enjoy your time off.
Benny

Bolder said...

Dude, that was a great ride! OK, it wasn't a race, but I'd give you a year-long exemption from SLP status for red-lining yourself for 50 miles with yours truly.

Thanks for all your hospitality, and for showing me around Copper/Breck!!

Next year, Triple Bypass!!!

Enjoy the rest of your hols, and take care...

TriBoomer said...
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TriBoomer said...

I feel an official TriBlogger Alliance meet up is in the works. Is a bonafied SLP like me worhty?

Stay tuned...

Allez said...

Cool blog. Your "about me" description sounds alot like me. Minus the middle aged lawyer part :-) Best of luck with all your training!

Veeg said...

Sounds like a perfect day!

Bolder said...

p.s. i am the most unphotogenic triathlete in the world -- is there an award for that somewhere? everyone, look at trigreyhound or the background scenery -- avert your eyes from me!

21st Century Mom said...

Sounds like an amazing ride. I can hardly wait to get back on my bike. Now that I only have 18 miles plus a little track work before the marathon I can risk it.

I think I'll maintain my SLP status for a while, though. I'll leave the mountains to you swarthy mountain men.

Comm's said...

Isn't this life amazing. We live comfortable lives wondering what the next great thing will do or will happen to us. Who would ever think it would come for blogging.

Oh, ouuu, ick, only men who are sexual predators surf blogs online.

What crappola. Some of the nicest people I have had the pleasure of meeting in the last 1.5 years has been through my website and the Triathlete Alliance.

Curly Su said...

argh..sorry it's taken me so long to catch up. congrats on your half, and thanks for the comments! :)