Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Just call me Brooke Shields....

...yep, I incurred bicycle commuting hazard #2 today. Doh!

The good news is that our little commuting challenge team is in 19th place in Santa Clara County - out of about 100 teams, and we've been in the top 10 a good portion of the time.

15 comments:

velogirl said...

what is commuting hazzard #2?

Velo Bella said...

its when nothing comes between you and your lycra?

chatterbox said...

ding ding! We have a winner. VB - master of 80's advertising trivia!

Though, it's usually good if nothing comes between you and the lycra - the rub is when you have to transition to your Calvin Kleins after arriving at work ;)

CyclistRick said...

Commando!

chatterbox said...

I think you mean commandette! :)

lauren said...

so wait, you forgot and wore your calvin kleins on the bike?

or you forgot and wore nothing during work?

or you forgot and wore regular shorts to ride in and you were commandette?

velogirl said...

you forgot your underoos for the office?

Chris said...

I am not following you. You forgot your pants and worked in your lycra??

chatterbox said...

vg - yep!

chris and lauren - see vg's hypothesis :)

when the omission was discovered, there were 3 options:

1) Ride home and fetch underoos
2) Work all day in spandex
3) Go commando and hope no one notices

1 meant I had to put spandex back on over freshly showered body and ride home and back again - not very efficient.

2 meant stewing in the funk all day and the last thing I need is a saddle sore for the stage race.

So, option 3 looked most prudent.

And, the whole thing was ironic since we were just discussing it as a possible blunder at a lunch gathering of our bike commute team. I was sitting there smugly thinking about how it had been at least a couple years since I omitted the underoos. Pride cometh before a fall.

Tall & Manley said...

Ha, sounds like me...or sort of like me. Over the years I've forgotten underwear, socks, undershirts, socks, hair products, razors, belts and probably a few other things. Some days it just makes you happy that you can squirrel away in your cube and 'hide' from the rest of the working world in your booty-drooping, no-belt wearing pants while your face has 3 days of scruff since you didn't shave over the weekend outfit.

chatterbox said...

todd - welcome! Unfortunately, I no longer have a cave I can hide in at work. They made us one of these 'collaborative' workspaces where 35 engineers basically sit in a big, open room. Of course, being engineers, everyone just puts on headphones and communicates via IM (which totally defeats the purpose) :)

I used to have one of those secluded cubes where I could stew in my funk and no one would notice. Ah, those were the days....

marscat said...

some people always go commando...

chatterbox said...

marscat - yes, I've heard that's a good way to get rid of VPL. Just get rid of the P and you have no VL!

twinkiepatissier said...

did you do the Basic Instinct trick to your co-workers?

chatterbox said...

twinkie - nope! Being a geek, we only wear t-shirts and jeans to work. Phew!