Bella Training Camp, day 2,3,4
January 18, 2007 · Print This Article
We rode, ate, and rode some more.
It was cold, but sunny, and the routes were beautiful (well, except for Sunday – sorry – there was nothing beautiful about Sunday). In terms of conversation, I think we did some real bonding:
It’s 9:30 as we pile into the car to head down to the ride.
Teammate: Well (glancing at car thermometer), it’s 27 degrees.
Me: That is cold. That’s like, five jerseys and two pairs of shorts cold.
Silence as we watch our breath puff-puff through the air.
Teammate: Well, it’s up to 31 degrees.
Me: That is cold. That’s like, still less than freezing. That’s like, so cold that your snot freezes on its way down your face.
Teammate: That’s like, four jerseys and a vest and thermal leg warmers cold.
Teammate: We’re up to 32!
Teammate: No, wait, 33!
It’s 9:49 and we pull into the ride start parking lot.
Me: Hey it looks like we’ve hit 40 degrees!
Teammate: 40 degrees is still pretty damn cold.
Me: What is that, like a couple base layers and a thermal jersey and a jacket?
Teammate: Well, the other day when I left work it was 39 degrees and I wore this-this-and-that.
Me: Yeah but it’s one degree warmer now.
Teammate: Yeah but it’s not as windy.
Me: Yeah but we might have to go down some descents.
I put on my kit.
Teammate: You’re wearing ARM WARMERS too??
Me: Wait, you’re not?
Teammate: Well I dunno, if you are then maybe I should.
Me: Well, I just thought if it gets warm I can always take them off.
Teammate: Oh. But what if it warms up a lot?
Me: I don’t know. Hey, it looks like teammate-over-there is wearing a thermal vest.
Teammate: Oh CRAP. I don’t have a thermal vest.
Me: Me neither. Maybe I could wear two normal vests?
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