Friday, February 29, 2008

First Iron-Nightmare

I've seen a couple of fellow CdA Bloggers posting about M-Dot nightmares, and I just knew it was only a matter of time!

I'm out of the water just fine, and on the bike. Right out of the gate, something's weird - I've got no speed! I look down - a flat....well, low pressure at least. I stop, pull out a CO2, and low and behold, my front tire is a knobby off road tire...WTF?!?! I try to put some air in, but the valve is loose (?) so I screw it in until it stops leaking air - which it doesn't completely. Argh! I'm less than a mile out, so I limp the bike back into transition and find the mechanic tent.

The dude there was awesome. Well, too awesome. He starts tearing my bike down, pulling my cables off and re-installing them correctly. Then he starts putting on new tires - they are a weird kind of tubless glue on - not at tubular, mind you, but some black-tar-like-sticky-mess glue-on clincher. I remember the tire was a weird color, and it was called a Trek Lemon. I'm trying to help, he's telling me to "hold here" and I'm just watching the minutes tick by.

I woke up to a cold, sweat-filled pillow. I hope this isn't going to be a regular occurrence. I miss my "normal" dreams, you know, the one's with Nytro and SupaLinds holding up "Vote McCain" signs at one of those bikini-car wash Republican fund raisers. Good stuff.

21 comments:

Jenny Davidson said...

A Trek Lemon!

Fe-lady said...

I had a tri-mare last night too! Pre-season jitters or over-training? :-0
I was entered in the "Escape fro Alcatraz" and they had changed the swim so you didn't jump off the ferry anymore.
I couldn't clip in my pedals for some reason, so was running the bike up steep hills.
When I finished the bike portion, I went and took a shower and then realized I "forgot" the run portion.....
Analyze that!

bradster said...

I'd be more worried about dreams mixing bikini clad women and John McCain...

TJ said...

Mine usually involved a the whole mountain bike...not just the tires. Crazy stuff.
I think it got worse during the taper.

excel man said...

You have dreams about "Bikeworks Brian?"

momo said...

oooh, just wait - they get bettah!

Bullet said...

Okay, this is weird. I had a Tri-mare last night too. During the first transition, you had to do a family geneology search on-line. Too weird.

Taconite Boy said...

Yeah me too. I have this one where Bigun passes me and I.....

S. Baboo said...

Mine usually just includes being unable find things like a wheel, wetsuit, running shoes etc...just moments before th race.

TRI-ROB said...

At least you didn't come out of the water nekkid! Although... the ladies might disagree....

CoachLiz said...

That one almost tops the one I had about my dad coming up and telling me just before the IM that they had a slot left and he signed up and could I help him find a wetsuit.

I was running around looking for one as everyone else was headed to the water and suited up and they were asking the athletes to get in the water for the start. ARRRGGHH!!!!!

Duane said...

great post, very funny!

blink140pnt6 said...

Yep! You might as well just give up now.

Scottie said...

Nice Bigun, now I'm going to have one of those dang dreams. And if tri-rob is talking about coming out of the water naked. I don't think he was dreaming.

Brent Buckner said...

You wrote:
Nytro and SupaLinds holding up "Vote McCain" signs at one of those bikini-car wash Republican fund raisers.

From the film _Excalibur_:
"A dream to some; a NIGHTMARE to others!"

I'm on the dream side myself....

Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

Honey - Brent knows Excalibur....how totally cool does that make him?!?!?!?!?

bigmike600 said...

Hey buddy. Sorry I have fallen off the blog bandwagon lately. I just wanted to let you know that I have been listening to your podcast and think it was good. I'll be keeping more of an eye on things now that winter is finally letting go.
As far as your IM will go, I bet you will feel like it was easier than you expected. Hows the lawn business been?

Green Eyed Lady (aka GEL) said...

I dream about flats and cute guys stopping to show me how to use that C02 cartridge. Sigh.

Supalinds said...

Me holding up a "Vote McCain" sign in a bikini...that is a nightmare my dear. Is sure as hell isn't "normal".

Hate those damn nightmares!!

21stCenturyMom said...

Trek Lemon - made me laugh!

Bolder said...

don't worry.

i'm sure that was your first and last...