Saturday, July 28, 2007

after the race today me and some Bellas were sitting on some rocks eating burgers. we got to talking about underpants. seems a certain Bella sometimes puts her leg through the wrong hole and ends up wearing the underpants that way till she notices something's not quite in order. and then linda announces that i flip my underpants inside out to get extra mileage --which is so not true and i wished she'd stop telling people this. then linda tells us how she was at a meeting one day and looked down at her cargo pants and wondered how come the back pockets were in the front, sitting on her belly. so from there we naturally started talking personality types and how bike racers are pretty much Type A personalities. very focused, driven to perfection and perhaps slightly overly aggressive. at this point, the Bella with the misaligned underpants announced she wasn't a type A which, not to be unkind or anything, wasn't a stop-the-presses kind of statement. and i have to admit i'm not a type A either, more of a Type P, or perhaps even a W, far from the A action, near the alphabet rump. linda's more of a type A and she definitely gets things done. we travelled to Rome a few years ago. we toured the sistine chapel -- let's just say, i got a little winded from the pace she was setting. but i like this about her. and it's good for me. but still sometimes, i think my P-ness doesn't fit well with the bike racing. i mean i can be aggressive and fight for a wheel and all that but come May (which is usually the end of my season which starts late April) my feeble A imitation starts to crumple. the round edges of the P start to appear and pretty soon, i'm thinking wouldn't it be nice to go right at the bottom of this hill where the man in the orange vest is flagging everyone to the left. and that's where i'm at right now. i want to put the heart rate monitor away, stuff that damn trainer under the bed with the dried up cat barf and call it a season. i want to go on long lazy bike rides and not think about competition or placings. i want to be one with the P.

13 comments:

Ippoc Amic said...
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Ippoc Amic said...

i'm not type a...type a's don't put their clothes on backward...

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

word

Velo Bella said...

I'm a type P trapped in an A body.

help....



and you can certainly be an A and put your clothes on backwards, just ask the Bunny who has been known to pour cereal in the drawer.

Sorry I missed the burgers and rocks.

Velo Bella said...

Oh

and I officially call it a season

stick a fork in me

PAB(a.k.a.CID) said...

mind if i join you guys?

being done, that is.

X Bunny said...

i'm an A?!

marscat said...

season well done.

but why is she talking Fort Ord, San Ardo, Patterson???

she's gone mad i tell you!

So sorry pab you went down. feel better.

marscat said...

i don't think a Type A can be called Bunny.

Ippoc Amic said...

i know someone who is a type triple A when it comes to flair...and that is a good thing ...

Lilly Bella said...

I used to be an A., then I grew some titties and became a B.

You can be an A and called a Bunny...

"A's a good thing sometimes"
-cowboy VS commercialboy during TDF

We all want Bunny to take care of us...sometimes I even secretly want to be the Bunny.

A's put their clothes on backwards all the time...ask VB she finally gave up on them

If P stands for Pooh, I'm really a P trapped in a B body.

Pooh bear rules...read Tao of Pooh.

X Bunny said...

lilly=silly
and makes me smile!

Eclectchick said...

A most Xcellent post.

And since I can choose other letters of the alphabet for my personality type 'sides A, I've just decided I am a Type X.

I don't know what that means, Xactly, but . . .