I know it has been a while since I sent out a blog, but Ihave been very busy. I first want to thank everyone who prayed for me to get a
new job. I can say I am working making more then I have ever before. Honestly,it really isn’t the money that makes this job great (it sure doesn’t hurt though), it is the fact that I am surrounded by cyclist. From my chair in my
office, I can throw a helmet and hit three cyclist. These three guys have become my go to bike guys. We really talk about everything bike-wise.
Let me start off with the old guy of the group, the Machine. I call him that not just because of the way he rides(really have not seen him
ride yet) but because he is like a computer full of bike knowledge. He can spit out data faster than Thor Hushvod changes teams. He can tell you what cassette and chainring combo you need for any situation. The only thing wrong with the
guy is that he is bone rail thin. He makes a fat guy like me look huge!!!
Next is the first guy I meet at my first group ride, the Beast. This guy has gone from 315lbs down to a strong 205lbs. This man’s legs
look like something out of a science project. He just did a ride in Arkansas and the picture that was taken of him was him smiling at the finish line after a 104 mile ride in the hill country. This boy is not right in the head. That is why we get along so well.
Next is the Hammer! Not because of the way he rides, or works, or plays…it is just because every group needs one guy named the Hammer.
It is biking’s unwritten law. You can not have a group of guys ride bikes and not have a Hammer in the group. The Hammer is a lot like me. Not so much on the small side, not the fastest on the bike, but we will not give up. This is the guy who I am joining forces with to petition the US Cycling for a Cat 6 or 7. Maybe we can get a time trial from our car to our lazy boy…I would beat everyone!!!
I mention these men because it seems that now I have become a “cyclist”…They are cyclist everywhere. Just last month I took my
Mom to her doctor appointment and the doctor rides for the St. Landry parish group. Just at the facility I work at, we have about 100 employees there and I know of 10 that ride. (and that number is growing)
I think I will call our group the “Schlumberger Blue Crew”. Our chant will be “The Schlumberger Blue is coming foryou…We don’t die, we multiply”
Happy riding people!