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More Asheville Madness!(5 posts)

More Asheville Madness!Rubiks_Manuever
Dec 6, 2002 12:36 AM
FORTY-TWO EMPLOYEES called in to work on Wednesday, during the snowstorm. I woke up, looked out the window, saw nothing but white. My car was buried. I hooted, made some coffee, took a shower, and changed the tires on my now-hybridized super v 500 commuter/full-fendered/aero-barred/head and taillighted freak of nature bike. Changed the slicks to the knobby mountain tires. Put on the full fleece lined weatherproof EVERYTHING outfit, clipped in and headed to work! It was friggin ecstatic!! Did you know that when you get hit my a wall of slush it feels like being smacked full-force by several large wet beach towels?! I was passing cars and trucks left and right, either crashed into guardrails or just sideways, or going so slow I glided past em! Made it fine to work, changed, showered, realized virtually nobody was there because they called in cuz of the weather LOL~! My supervisor offered me a hotel rom at the Comfort Suites next to the Biltmore Square Mall that night free of charge, and I gladly took it. Hung up all my bike gear in the full size room, watched tv and slept on a king bed. It was great. Came in early next day (yesterday, technically) and got some overtime, rode home. Supervisors ribbed everyone today about "Scott RODE to work and y'uns called in!" Needless to say, my fellow-employee-popularity rating decreased somewhat. Can't wait for Sunday road bike ride finally, but also can't wait for more snow!
F$@k the elements muwahahahhaaa!!!!!

Raleigh Madness!tarwheel
Dec 6, 2002 5:23 AM
I drove into work around noon because the power was out at my home but on at my office. It was 50 degrees in my house and we couldn't cook, no coffee, no lights, etc. When I got to work, I was the only one there most of the afternoon. Raleigh was quite a bit different situation from Asheville, though. Power was out across most of the Triangle and the roads were icy in many spots with most traffic signals not working. It was a good thing most people stayed home. Cycling here would have been suicidal.
You da' man! -nmTig
Dec 6, 2002 8:51 AM
Dec 6, 2002 11:20 AM
I think I sawyou out that morning ... you were not he only one on a bike that day in Asheville!! ever want to hit the trails let me know..... cant beleive you rode to work and didnt go to Bent creek :)
Rubiks.........Dream plus
Dec 6, 2002 1:00 PM
That's it. I'm bringing my skis instead of my bike at Christmas. We got 10" of snow yesterday in MD and I got 2 1/2 hours of XC skiing in at Fair Hill. I am so stoked.