Friday, March 21, 2008

my new sport = bowling!?


We had an office off-site this week. We went bowling. I reluctantly played along. But, I did have some spitfire trash talk in me aimed at the team on the next lane, which included our VP. We split into 6 teams of 5 to bowl two games. Keep in mind we are a bunch of geeks. So, the level of competition was like if cycling had a Cat 9. But, at least I had my months of weight training fresh in my body and could do a nice lunge with powerful, straight throw of the ball. Which I found that if I got it straight down the middle, I usually got 9 pins. Not bad. Occasionally I would get 10, but almost always 9.

In the first game, I managed to tie for the 2nd highest score of the day at 139, which is totally amazing, since I've only bowled twice in the last 15 years. Wooo hooo! And, to my surprise, our team won the overall title for the two games. Supposedly, I've got some sort of gift certificate coming my way. Yeee haw!

.....of course, I paid for my victory the next morning when I had to do 2 x 20 intervals with a very sore left glute!

10 comments:

CyclistRick said...

Do you need that glute massaged?

Now are we going to tour 'Bowling Alleys of the Central Valley' on our way to all the road races?

bbElf (a.k.a. panda) said...

Woot! I miss bowling. Specifically I miss the type of bowling that Mr. Man's group of friends used to do regularly, which is called "spank 'n' bowl" and is played just as the name implies.

Good times...

Flandria said...

bowling rules!

Chris said...

139 is not bad at all! Maybe you are a prodigy.

chatterbox said...

c-rick - massage away!...even if it's not still hurting :)

panda - ooh. That variety of bowling sounds particularly interesting...

flandria - yep!

chris - yeah, except for the fact that my dominant wrist will give out at any moment, due to excessive computer use! Of course, I could learn to bowl ambi or something!

Jackie said...

Oooh, I love that picture! What form!

Yeah, ambi-bowling - that would work.

lauren said...

that alley actually looks pretty groovy.

most bowling alleys seem to be pretty skanky - at least around here anyway.

good job! i love bowling parties.

chatterbox said...

jackie and lauren - yeah, the pics are cool from the event, because the bowling alley is pretty cool inside. It's a new one in Cupertino. The only weirdness is that after your turn, the score screen puts up graphics of different athletes depending on the number of pins. So, 7 pins = graphic of high jumper clearing a bar. Weird.

velogirl said...

hey! where is this? we're going bowling saturday night and this place looks cool.

velogirl said...

ooh! is this it?

http://www.bowlatstrike.com/venue/?venue=Cupertino