I *Told* You Dead Animals Were Lucky

I didn’t kill it.  I swear.

But it was there.

Big, squishy rat.  Cyclocross roadkill.  On the course.  Just after a jaunt through a pile of rotten pumpkins (rideable).

It reminded me of the sacrificial bird and I rode faster.

Something about riding over dead things brings back the primal viking urge of my ancestors that lies dormant most of the time.

My mother and father were in attendance today and it’s safe to say that my mom is now officially cowbell crazy.  She vows to bring a “real cow bell” with her the next time she returns for cyclocross mayhem.

We spent the evening before the race listening to a Nat King Cole Christmas album on my record player (she’s a Christmas fanatic) and I daresay it was the ultimate in pre-race relax-o session.  Another indication that I am finally as old as dirt and equally as boring.

Race report pending.

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6 comments

  1. Old as dirt and twice as boring???? Heidi, that couldn’t be further from the truth!!!!! After all, being a boring old guy, I think I’m qualified to comment.

    Greg

  2. Rosie Thomas just put out a Christmas CD. Your mom would love it. :O)

  3. “Something about riding over dead things brings back the primal viking urge of my ancestors that lies dormant most of the time.”

    maybe one of my favorite sentences of the year.

  4. Heidi – Here is a picture of the rat you are talking about.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/brujo/3057327603/in/set-72157610039560626/

  5. “Something about riding over dead things brings back the primal viking urge of my ancestors that lies dormant most of the time.”

    Wait, you are Norwegian too?

  6. Guilty as charged. The race report over at Wend Magazine tells the full story of my bloodthirst. Gramma would be proud.

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