Friday, October 15, 2010

All work and no play.

We haven't heard from Marco our soldier for 15 days, we found out he was in California, they were training in the dessert. They didn't have a change of clothes or showers or any facilities for 15 days. Tough times, Afghanistan is soon. Marco you are our hero.

Geeeze Louiseeee, I haven't been on a bicycle since last Sunday. We are in an maintenance outage at work, plant is shutdown for needed annual repairs. I had too many outside contractors on sight to get outta there in time for a bike ride. Just the way it is.

However, I've made these observations when I am not riding.

1. I eat more, seems I'm foraging and munching constantly, I will become huge the day my body wears out and doesn't let me pedal.

2. I don't sleep as well.

3. It sucks, riding is my high.

I was talking to my manager today, and told him I was developing a nervous 'tick' as I was flicking my head to the side, while pivoting my jaw back and forth. I said I needed some time off for bicycling. I think slowly but surely the entire world is starting to think I am nutz.
Then I wrote him this Email, so I may have to call upon your services fellow Bloggeries.


Due to high levels of stress and anxiety, I am requesting that I may take off next Tuesday and Thursday 1/2 days in the afternoon as vacation. If not all my fellow Bloggeries will come after you.
Dave Giegerich
Alliant Dub Power Plant
I & C Technician Foreman
Office 563-587-6203
Fax 563-556-4581
Dubuque Ia 52001

Here is a spreadsheet of my metric 62 miler gravel rides this year, I didn't realize how many weekends were devoted to this quest for 100. It is time to knockel down and 'git er done'

There is one more thing I must say, I HAVE A BLACK HAIR THAT GROWS ON THE BRIDGE OF MY NOSE. I shave it off so no one knows. There I feel much better to get that off my chest.

Well my bike is packed, weekend is free, and I shall ride on.

Over and out



dawn marie giegerich said...

The boy is back and aren't we glad.

Harry Legge's Cycling Blog said...

Ride Davie Ride!

LoRFLoR said...

I rode for a short while several years back. I still have all my gear but never have owned a bike - which is why I haven't continued riding (my sister who has one got pregnant at all the right times) However, I think you'll be pleased to know that I have participated in 2 triathlons and 1 century ride! I hope to return to the sport someday, although I am not sure I will be quite as dedicated as you.

Bill G said...

Did the email work?

Ride on Dave of Dubuque

amy said...

I too eat more when not riding. Way more. Cycling apparently keeps me too busy for foraging and snacking on ride days. And after rides I guess I am too tired for the foraging. I am sure your co-workers will soon be begging you to leave and go for a ride.
Glad your soldier has checked in.

MrDaveyGie said...

That's right Dawnie.
Thanks H.L.
LoR Good for you, I betz you take it up again.
William G. I have not gotten a response back yet from my Email. I am sorta of counting on those days off.
Thanks Amy, ain't it the truth.

Courtney said...

19 to go you can do it!