Empty Days

Wednesday, March 23, 2005



Dog tired.

Yesterday was a mess - burned half of my rides, was too tired to push harder or to think straigther. At the same time I seem to have stopped caring. One thing is starting to become clear: I do not wish nor desire to do this job full-time 5 days a week. It's too exhausting, the money is ridiculous, and I like to have some free time on weekdays. The problem is that this company probly won't want to keep me part-time, so I'll have to go somewhere else. Thus I rather tell them now, so they can start hiring somebody else more suitable for their needs.

The bikers I meet are really of every possible walk and venue. There are young punk-like boys heavily invested in their lifestyle; then there are tough serious guys in their thirties riding expensive power-bikes; then there are all the "college students"; then there are goofs who look like they're either homeless or just out from a nut-house; then there are all the girls - the stylish sporty ones and the baba-cool ones; and then of course there are all sorts of other non-descript people and I am most certainly one of them at this point.

What does worry me however is the weather they're announcing for Friday: ice rain and a significant drop in temps. So, what do I wear? I don't know, or rather - I just have no rain-proof clothing. The only possible solution would be to wrap garbage-bags around the sleeves of my winter-jacket and wear a simple rain-poncho for the rest. I do have those vynil pants still from this summer - they'll probably tear to shreds on the first day but that's something to wear still. As to shoes... Again, plastic bags over the remnants of my winter shoes or just let the shoes get soaked.
All in all I hate the idea of biking on Friday. One hope is that it will be a holiday for bikers too :-/





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