Re(2): Wildlife on the swim/bike/ or run

Re(2): Wildlife on the swim/bike/ or run

Post by Charlie H. Bro » Thu, 09 Feb 1995 00:05:38



:Several years ago, when I was living in Vermont, my training buddy, Jon,
::this kamikaze groundhog charges straight at my pal, crashing into his
:crank and chainring... .."

Ahh a story sad, but too often true at this time of year...

The groundhog didn't see its shadow, nor did it see the bike coming

Does that mean you and your buddy had six more weeks of baseline training?

Charlie B.

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Re(2): Wildlife on the swim/bike/ or run

Post by BCor » Thu, 09 Feb 1995 23:36:58

Come to think of it, Charlie, considering the season we each had, 6 more
weeks of base-training wouldn't have been such a bad thing!

Cory H.

 
 
 

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Post by steve johns » Fri, 10 Feb 1995 03:48:12

several years ago some friends and i were out riding and had just come
down a little hill.  i was out front, dave and andy were a little behind
me, and the others were just behind them.

since we had just come down a little hill, we were going pretty good,
maybe 30mph.  suddenly a mutt darts out of the farmer's yard on the right
and comes after me.  he was small, we were going ~30, so it was relatively
easy to sprint away from him.  however, behind me i heard:

"SHIT!"
#include <bike_crash>
#include <dog_yelping_in_pain>

i stop and see the dog running and yelping into the cornfield across the
street.  i turn around and see dave and andy, who didn't have a prayer
(the dog probably never saw them, and it happened too fast for them to
avoid him), lying on the ground moaning and writhing with exceedingly
uncomfortable looks on their faces. dave had t-boned the dog, and andy,
who had been just a couple of inches off dave's wheel, had gone right over
top of him.  fortunately, they landed in the farmer's yard, not in the
road, or they'd have probably broken a collarbone and gotten some ***
road rash.

dave used to have a carbon fiber bike.  he now had a two-piece carbon
fiber bike.

the farmer comes running out of his house to see what happened.  i
explained it to him while one of the other guys (who happened to be a
doctor) checked on dave and andy.  once the farmer saw that no major
damage had been done (although andy couldn't move his left shoulder for a
week and dave had a hard time walking) he wasn't too concerned.  i told
him the dog was probably in pretty bad shape, most likely w/broken ribs.

"F*** that damn dog!  He ain't for shit anyhow!  Sonova*** outta know better!"

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2>  "probably because this is a microwave."

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Post by Jim Tol » Sun, 12 Feb 1995 01:04:50

 In my first multi-sport event, the Coors Light (then-named) Biathlon
held in Fountain Hills, Arizona, I was crawling up a hill on my bike,
cursing my decision to enter the blasted race.  I look up the road
(probably the first time I had lifted my head to look at anything
further ahead than my front tire since the turn-around) and see a
HUGE tarantula ambling across the lane.  I'm going maybe 18mph, and
it's maybe 30 yards ahead, and I can ALREADY SEE IT!  I actually
swerved out of the way because I thought hitting it might:

a) cause me to crash
b)***off the spider
c) all of the above

And the answer is, C.

 When I went past it, I swear it was as big as a dinner plate.  It
sure helped take my mind off the hill!

jt
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Post by Kaze » Sun, 12 Feb 1995 02:59:55

I have been sitting moping because after so many thousands of miles of
bicycling I haven't seen anything wilder than a *** Scottish cow.
Then I remembered.  The wildlife, however, was only me.  At least that
was the impression I gave half a dozen Irish workers.  I usually have a
small repertory of songs geared for hills of different distances and
difficuties.  I began climbing Mowher in Ireland and chose a song from
Jesus Christ Superstar.  Remember when Mary Magdalene sings about her
confusion when loving Christ?  I was going up the hill, huffing,
puffing, moaning, groaning, panting... I've had...so many..(huff
puff)...men...(puff)..before...in (huff)...
ve...ry...man...y...ways...(huff puff)...he's just... one more. I
looked up and there were half a dozen Irishmen looking at me with their
jaws slack, obviously shocked at this confession.  Isn't that wild?

Kazez

 
 
 

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Post by Matt Mahon » Sun, 19 Feb 1995 06:38:25

Cows aren't really wild, but I once had the opportunity to clock a
cattle stampede (separated by a fence, fortunately) as I biked along
side and 10 or so cows started chasing.  This is important information
in case you ever decide to compete in the annual Running of the Bulls
in Spain.  (1/2 mile, and you get a 30 second head start over the
bulls.  Runners in the back of the pack are occasionally gored).

Oh yeah, their speed: 20 MPH.

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Post by Keolani Taita » Sat, 25 Feb 1995 22:27:24

Quote:

>When I started cutting meat out of my diet (not becasue I wanted to be a
>veg-head, but to cut fat and calories) I was hungry ALL THE TIME.  So,
>I started eating ALL THE TIME, and guess what...put on weight.

It's pretty much impossible to put on weight as a true vegetarian unless
you are eating things like cheese and oils or alot of nuts.  All three are
pure fat.

Quote:
>I had read an article by Phillip Maffetone that suggested that
>one should be able to go at least 4 hours during the course of the day
>and not require food.

I don't buy that but I don't buy most of what he says.  I know thats
sacrilege to say but my experience is completely different from what
Maffetone says.  Besides meat especially in the U.S. is full of
chemicals and fat.  Yech.
 
 
 

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Post by John Dix » Thu, 02 Mar 1995 02:41:38

Quote:


>     [stuff deleted]
>>beans (excepting adzuki, lentil), stick to white rice and pasta. Green

>When I started cutting meat out of my diet (not becasue I wanted to be a
>veg-head, but to cut fat and calories) I was hungry ALL THE TIME.  So,
>I started eating ALL THE TIME, and guess what...put on weight.

>I had read an article by Phillip Maffetone that suggested that
>one should be able to go at least 4 hours during the course of the day
>and not require food.

Jo and All ..

I have read a book by Dr Bruce Miller a nutrition researcher and
among many other responsibilities is a consultant to the American
Running and Fitness Association.  One key problem for athletes on
veg.. type diets is not so much getting "protein" in their diets: but
rather, getting a balance of the essential amino acids.  I have
information on an inexpensive way to keep protein up and fats and
calories down and still being able to perform.  If you would like some
info email me at:


John A. Dixon Sr.
Running Boston in '96 for
RP International