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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Ekimov's butt: Smaller than you would think

Demo Trailwork Report
Date: Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006

Oh my, it was a chilly morning in the Demo parking lot on Sunday. Brownie bites, coffee, and the sight of good friends took the edge off. So did lots of pimped out Specialized Bikes.

As always, the Demo trail-gods & goddess (Nigel, Charles & Patty) had us work on a super-cool project. We started a trail re-alignment on Saw Pit, just past the new hike-a-bike detour. This is fun work, seriously. We built a new section of trail from scratch. Live it, Love it, Build it, Ride it. Oh yeah.

Dawn, Sarah and I were out there giving trail-love and making a good name for the Bellas. This was working well until Dawn and I started taking breaks every 30 minutes. Trailwork is fun, but hard. Ouch. After 20 min I am ready for food, water and a nap. I'm a desk jockey and a cyclist = useless arms. Luckily, we were not without inspiration. Team Wrong Way provided inspiration in the form of Mike Gin's perfectly smooth legs (closer inspection did, however, reveal stubble). Specialized provided inspiration in the form of brand new Epics, Stumpjumpers and Enduros. Gawd tho, I just don't know how to throw that much bike around. And the weather gods provided inspiration in the form of endless coastal California sunshine.

A fine day. Hours of riding. Hours of trailwork. Bellas, bikes, brownies and big smiles. Nothing more to ask for.

See you out there next time,

ps. We followed two little Discovery butts down Soquel-San Jose Rd on the drive home. New Discovery kit. They were going 40+ mph so there was really nowhere (and no need) to pass for ages. Trust me, no complaints here. After 10 minutes of enjoying the view (and wondering who the heck it was) we got our opportunity to pass. As we rolled by we could see one was Ekimov. Yeah, he really does have a remarkably small butt. Smaller than I would have thought. Like total dorks, we pulled off further up the road, got out of the car, and shouted "Yeah, Go Ekimov!" as he cycled by. He smiled and waved.

pps. So, last week I ran into Barry Wicks in a restaurant and the week before that I ran into Tom Ritchey at the Sky Londa store. Now, Ekimov and mystery Disco boy #2. At this rate, I think next week I'm due to bump into Basso or Boonen in my coffee shop. I have my lip gloss locked & loaded at all times, prepared for that eventuality.


At 1:19 AM, Blogger cxbikerboy said...

Disco lipglossn' fishnets now do behave!! Sure Eki has an Olympic gold medal and a small bootay and he does go way fast but exactly how do we all in wonderland suppose what ya'll say is tha truth? Even IF the Tour de CA is approaching? HMMMmmmm.... tough one, eh? So after a bit O' IT research it's been dicovered that some small dicso bootaaayed butts have been bikin' in tha area.... I can now believe that THE FORMER OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST (amongst many other credentials) Ekimov has been witnessed TRAINING on my frickin roads.!!! That's Hott. So the moral of the story is that if you ride with a hott babe you'll see some pro dudes on the bike fo sure.

At 11:30 PM, Blogger pink fishnets said...

And if that wasn't enough, we also saw Louise Kobin jetting out of Demo, with some dude, and blast onto Highland on our way to see Eki!

At 2:42 PM, Blogger Velo Bella said...

that there's some fine prospottin


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