Surf City observations
October 30, 2006 § Leave a comment
[If you just arrived from the Panda page, this entry might be a little cryptic. Photos and observations are from the 2006 Surf City Halloween cyclocross race — my one and only ‘cross race to date — where I wore a homemade panda costume for both the costume and the women’s c race. And so it began.]
When you darken your eyes like a panda in the daytime, you will look like you lost a fight in the evening.
‘Cross is hard. And sexy?
‘Cross looks a lot easier when you’re watching the videos after the race (see here).
Soft dirt is not actually soft.
There are many ways and reasons to rend one’s clothing. I hadn’t ever thought of this as one of them.
If the urge to stop between the barriers and wiggle to “Hollaback Girl” grabs you mid-race, it is best to ignore that urge. Unless, of course, it is mid-costume-race. Which, sadly, it was not.
Giant strawberries are possibly the best berries fruit on the planet.
Except maybe those farm-fresh fuji apples. Those were good.
Hot glue is an acceptable tail-affixer.
Limping the next day may be a badge of some sort but is rather inconvenient.
Mr. Man is quite the videographer. And the photographer.
Fake blood can be a very scary costume when worn at a bike race.
Western themes are to tandems as Vanderkitten is to meow.