Thursday, June 14, 2007

Can't touch this...

I got my bike back. Yea! Took me 2 hrs to go to Clearwater and back to my favorite riding spot, Flatwoods...what an ordeal. I don't think I'll be using Tri-Bike Transport again - unless they get a closer drop off point - and return the bike faster. I had to drop it off over a week before the race, and it took a week and a half to get it back. I was darn near a month without my bike (dropped it off on the 22nd of last month...today's the 14th). I guess, for an Ironman, there wouldn't be so much riding in that time, with the big taper and bigger recovery - but this was not that type of event. Anyway.

Base workouts are interesting. Ride for an hour and a half and feel like you did hardly a thing. That was about all I had time for this afternoon - and I found my Garmin, although it was too late to use it today, so my Base ride was done using PE instead of HR. 18mph on flat ground and almost no wind is pretty much in my Base range. I felt pretty rusty on the bike after so much time without a "workout". Alcatraz was just for fun.


Now I know I've been attempting to disguise this post in dreary recollection of training recaps in order to draw your attention from the photo to the right. I love this commercial, and over dinner tonight, Mrs. Bigun and I, like married couples tend to do, simultaneous said that the wicked cool rapper-dancer dude reminds us of Tri-Dummy. So, in an effort to either dispel any rumors or embrace them, this is an un-retouched photo of said rappers and a recent full-frontal of our fearless friend TD. Well, perhaps Ex-Friend. After he sees this.

12 comments:

JohnnyTri said...

I love that commercial..cant touch this..too funny.. and your right, he does look like him..

Geezz.. too long without the bike. You could have rode there and back I think.. :)

definetly find a new shipper..

rockon`

bigmike600 said...

Hey this rookie wants to know what PE is? Perceived Exertion? Not sure what that means but it fits. Funny commercial and you are right. I think that guy is him. Thanks.

Tri-Dummy said...

That was a good one! Crackin' me up, bro. That guy could be my long lost brother.

Apparently, he got all the rhythm. No lying. That dude could move. Nice lines cut in the head, too. Could they be aero?

You know, they're has to be paybacks for this. Please Dummy. Don't hurt 'em.

Bigun said...

I fully expect paybacks - last night Mrs. B heard me talking in my sleep, "no, Tri Dummy, NO!" - it was ugly.

Shelley said...

I love that commercial..you crack me up!!

Wrenching Winz said...

Un canny.

I can show you how to properly box a bike and you can ship to a shop or your hotel instead.

blink140pnt6 said...

Am I the only one who doesn't watch tv?

Taconite Boy said...

dead ringer

Cody the Clydesdale said...

Ha! The resemblance is shocking!

greeneyedlady said...

No, Blink, you're not the only who doesn't watch TV. But please let me know if you've ever heard of Ring Dings. Bigun thinks I grew up in a cave.

Hey, Buzz, I saw this hot chick with red hair checking you out last night when you were riding at Flatwoods...

Iron Pol said...

And to think I was worked up about my bike being at the LBS for an annual tune-up. Dropped it off on Tuesday, missed one ride, and got home today to find out I hadn't gotten a call that it was finished.

I called and found it was ready. Whew! Another day without the bike would have hurt.

That's why I'm taking my bike with me to Louisville.

momo said...

i had to drop my bike off on friday to head to imcda (9 days before). it probably won't be back for a week and half afterwards. i have a road bike that i'll be riding this week but, you're right, afterwards? i think i'm taking a few weeks off... :-)