Friday, May 22, 2009

You Should Have Seen the Other Guy*

Setting: One fine May evening.

Activity: Short (but hilly!) 11 mile ride out of Conte's Bethesda.

Partner: The long suffering Michelle from GoMDgirlGo

Location: Second hill, of many.

I am pathetic. I cannot get this freakingfracking chain back on! But I'm digging this greasemonkey look.

You want grease? I got grease.


Cute cyclist-dude stops to help. Takes him 10 seconds. I am happy happy happy! Is there anywhere I don't have grease?? (No, not really. You'd be surprised.)

We cut our 11-mile ride very short. I left the bike at Conte's Bethesda for their spring race tune up ($75!), but sadly, did not remember that I was wearing bike shoes and my car was parked 6 blocks away.

So I did what any normal person would do: I walked 6 blocks in my socks, past the tony shops and chic diners lining the sidewalks of Bethesda Row.

What, you think that's WEIRD?

*No, really, you should have!

19 comments:

IHateToast said...

covering yourself with scented oils is not the same as bike grease. when will you learn. wait. you got a cutie to help you. maybe you are onto something.

did you hold the back of your wrist to your forehead? show him a hint of ankle?

LBTEPA said...

but your sunglasses ROCK and that's the main thing

LBTEPA said...

disposable gloves and wipes in your seatpost-bag also come in handy

BettyBetty said...

Unsolicited advice: Chain drop sometimes caused by cross-chaining - small ring up front and smallest cog in the back or big ring and the big cog in the back - don't do that. Your bike usually warns you as it sounds like it is between gears. Being mindful of that really cuts down on chain dropping. Just sharin! BTW u like adorable in grease.

Jade Lady said...

I tell you..there's always a cute guy ready to help out when you're in need, huh? Good timing Jeanne...

Calyx Meredith said...

I even look at my bike and end up with grease all over me. It's a talent some of us seem to have. Maybe we should form a club. :D Fun pics!

Sunshine said...

Six blocks in socks!! See, you are definitely a survivor.

David said...

The chic were probably thinking "Now there goes a woman who is self-confident, determined, and ... in need of a shower."

P.S. I have no idea why my blog wants you to log in.

Thomas said...

We WOULD have seen the other guy if you had taken a photo of him. I'm sure you could have come up with a good excuse why you had to take his photo while he's fixing your bike.

Petraruns said...

Yeah why no picture of cute guy? Jeez louise honey - you were too busy putting grease all over your face to keep us engaged with it all...

This is why I don't bike. Too much to go wrong..

jeanne said...

Don't blame me for lack of evidence: I wasn't in charge of the camera! MarylandGirl was, and she's still learning the rules of the blog!

Susan said...

You look like one tough chick!

Mark said...

Still as funny as ever, Jeanne. :)

peter said...

Grease everywhere and walking along in stockinged feet. You certainly look happy in your pictures!

Maryland Girl aka Michelle said...

Yes I do have to learn to keep photographic evidence of our fun and mishaps and the cute guys too! I'll get there!

ShirleyPerly said...

I need to stop fixing my bike problems so quickly! Seriously, no cute guy (excl. my husband) has ever helped me with my bike :-(

Then again, I'm no hot single biker chick.

Jack said...

A little bike grease is sexy, the shades cool...I'd stop and help for sure.

Kelly said...

You are so entertaining. I hate having to put my chain back on, cause I end up with grease all over my face from touching my mouth or rubbing my eyes. Ewwww.

Rainmaker said...

It's not like a cupcake, you don't use your teeth/face to fix the chain. It's not edible.

Just sayin'... :)