Monday, June 29, 2009

The Suit: Part 2

Since I wasn't on the docket at work Friday, I was up with the sun facing a day of highs in the 90s. 6 AM was the perfect time to ride. I grabbed my blue and black print sleeveless jersey from the pile, threw on my gnarly socks, and headed out the door to join Wheel on part of his commute.

As soon as I was out the door, I felt chilled. I'm heading in for a short-sleeved jersey -- back in a minute. I knew Wheel was ready to get rolling so I didn't have ding-around time. The shoes, helmet and gloves needed to stay on while I whipped the jersey off.

I threw open my drawer. Just grab any jersey. Which one? the red one, the neon yellow one, the white one...GRAB ANY JERSEY! I grabbed. The cute green and white one that fits like a glove. Very girly.

I threw it on and repacked my pockets. I turned and took a step...looked down at my socks. Gnarly blue and black sharks.

all you need to do is yank off the shoes and peel off the shark socks...half a minute, tops, the matching greens are right there in the drawer

Wheel was getting my bicycle down so it would be ready when I peeled out the door. I didn't have time to mess around...

your kit doesn't match

I ignored the voices and headed down the stairs...

but the suit!

...locked the door...

you're not wearing the suit

...headed out to the garage....

blue and black sharks aren't part of the green suit

It was a beautiful 30-mile ride through the streets and woods, over the river and next to the creek. There were coffee smells and bakery scents...

...except everyone was pointing and laughing at my kit.


- TOB is there a twelve-step program??

10 comments:

Snakebite said...

Nice socks.

Once known as The Badger said...

I would wear those socks and dare anyone to make a comment. Go ahead, make my day. Then the sharks would rip their head(s) off.

Tim said...

I'm generally happy if both socks match.

Doozyanner said...

I can so totally relate!!! Thanks for the laugh.

LimesNow said...

OK, I resisted commenting on Part 1, even though your "I can't not" statement struck me to the core. My deal is not cycling. It's more general in nature. It's about looking good or right for whatever endeavor. So true story. At different times in life I have had someone as me if I was matching eye shadow, eyeglass frames or sunglass frames to my outfit. The answer was yes. Once in a dressing room a woman (why didn't she already know the answer?) asked me if my lavender bra was being worn to match a lavender top. I reached behind the curtain and pulled out the lavender top she hadn't yet seen. I can't not.

Bandobras said...

I understand womens are taught all about this sort of thing but really no one is looking at your socks when you're in a girly tight fitting top.

juancho said...

From looking at me you would think I buy all my Sock Guy socks in singles. I'm a disgrace, (and I thing kits are for models and first aid!)

WheelDancer said...

...and try as I might, I couldn't drop you...

Actually, it was just so nice to have you along on my morning commute, I didn't even notice all the people pointing at you :-)

Mike J said...

Those are some awesome shark socks. Now I have sock envy.

The Old Bag said...

Interesting -- the women can all relate and the guys just want the shark socks.