Originally intended to document my experience of DeLorean ownership, focus is often radical and strange, boring and obtuse.

Friday, March 02, 2007

A Grip

Heat-treated for maximum happiness and efficiency for the user.

I’m still trying to get a handle on my new job, but it’s an uphill struggle. I need Ritchey Z Max type grip on these duties, rather than some bald Panaracers, or I’ll start sliding downhill into an abyss of depression fueled by broken blue-screen 8-bit NES games of frustration.

I really need a less sweaty grip on things, because I’m tired of working 13 hours of overtime each week. That’s 13 hours I could spend riding, sitting on our busted Ikea couch watching Golden Girls reruns, or ingesting delicious bagels.

Speaking of food, I’m also tired of eating dinner at 11 p.m. then going straight to bed. I want more time to do things like brush my teeth, tie my boots and have a bath. But not necessarily in that order.

The solution to my problems would be simple: a lighter workload. But it would have to be ultra-light, super-light and uber-light. Yep, it would have to be even lighter than a heat-treated Syncros T6061 aluminum handlebar.

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8 Comments:

Blogger mmat said...

great, now i want to ride my bike only i can't because i work 70 hours a week too, and have been through two straight days of snow storms on top of it.

6:44:00 PM

 
Blogger Martini said...

Get some rollers dude! They suck, and rock, at the same time.

7:13:00 PM

 
Blogger Ms. Creek said...

at least you aren't off on a trip direting pep band for a game you hope to lose so you don't have to go on any more bus rides with the dang kids!

8:53:00 PM

 
Blogger SJ said...

What happens if you refuse to do all the work :)

7:29:00 AM

 
Blogger Patti_Cake said...

Hey more overtime is more $$$
Still that being said I would rather work less and have less $$$ too. Priorities, my man, priorities

9:37:00 AM

 
Blogger Martini said...

Hey Ms. Creek, sounds like a Disney movie plot or something.

I do like the money, but I'd rather work less and get less money. If I refuse to do the work, my ambitious, O.T.-happy coworker will stay extra late to get everything done.

2:25:00 PM

 
Blogger Chana said...

...you are a sweetheart. thank you. i know you hurt too and still, you do such a good job of dealing what you got dealt. an inspiration through and through. hugs.

8:47:00 PM

 
Blogger Rainypete said...

Maybe your job needs some slick new neoprene grips with the little nubbies on it for extra traction!

12:30:00 PM

 

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