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Thursday, February 23, 2006

Carcass Hucking

Martini's word of the day:

Carcass Hucking: /'kar-kes/ /huk-n/ verb meaning "to carelessly throw your living, physical body, down the side of a mountain without abandon"

The definition of this word embodies the reason why I will never be a successful pro roadie, that is unless the UCI starts allowing disk brakes and riser bars in the peleton. It doesn't matter how much time I can put into a group on the climbs, I still get worked over on the descents, like a phat kid in dodge ball. These cats are sitting on their top tubes, hucking themselves down the mtn at 50 mph, crazy! Throw in a tablespoon of random cross winds, a pinch of snowy/gravel roads, and touch of the over-grown deer population and you have me..... Getting dropped.

Bottom line, pavement hurts a lot worse then dirt and I wasn't born with the "carcass hucking" gene.... Our team manager, Jon "Poz" Posner on the other hand was! Go big or go home.

Only in Boulder do they let the baristas wear a helmet behind the espresso machine!


Blogger Stephen D. Zepeda said...

That means that I need to move to Boulder then :)

8:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

baristas wear hemlets in Gunnison!

9:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how do you descend a mountain bike if you're afraid of a road bike? I don't get it.

5:15 PM  
Blogger Martini said...

It is totally different for me on the dirt... I know and trust the dirt, if I could throw disk brakes on my road bike and phat tires I could rip the roadie as well.. Bottom line is I am not a roadie and I get schooled when I go play in their court.

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Umm. Actually Martini gets schooled in either court...

3:34 PM  

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