Thursday, June 25, 2009

On a Saturday Afternoon


I went for a ride and snapped a photo of this rather sanzy old 10 speed along the way. It was a nice day for a ride, one of the only days that week it did not rain. One thing that always seems to amaze me about going out for a ride is the people you run into along the way. About half way through my ride, I encountered an older gentleman ridding what looked like a late 90s Ti Merlin with Campy and old school looking tubular tires. They were glued on to a set of hand built 32 spoke wheels that looked like you could race a Pari-Rubaix on them. Prety solid and classy ride. I got to talking to him, and I would say we hit it of pretty well. About 20 minuets into he asked me what I was doing in the area and why I moved from California. It was at that point I told him about how I was going to grad school. His relpy was a bit of a stunner, "Oh I'm the Vice Chancelor of Acedemic Affaris at that shcool, you should stop by my office so we can talk again". This of course just further reneforeces the point, it always a good idea to go out for a ride, if your feelin the urge.



4 comments:

veloben said...

Chance is your friend.

Bandobras said...

You don't meet the nicest people on a Honda you meet them on a bicycle.

Ortolan said...

— Good thing you didn't start the talk with him like this:

"Yeah, I had to move all the freakin' way out here, pack up everything I own and convince my girl to come with... all for this crappy school I'll be going to."

: )

bikesgonewild said...

...kozmic konnection, bud...

...& re:- the fotos...42 years of living in her awesome & varied beauty & califoria has made me one of her own but your fotos in the last several posts remind me how much the eastern seaboard remains in my heart...

...know you've had a lotta rain down that way but hope you & your lady have a great summer...