Tuesday, July 12, 2005

In Which I Discover That I May Not Be A Complete Wimp After All

I caved and bought the extra ball of yarn after work today. Since I've been biking to work this week, I had to get from the office to the yarn store in under 1/2 an hour. It's only about 6 km. Not too big a deal. I zipped home, ditched the extra weight of my work stuff, and then rode down the hill. I got there on time, chatted with M, bought the yarn and then proceeded home.

I would like to announce, for posterity, that I rode home, without stopping. For those of you who know where I live, Ahem and who also know where the yarn store is, then you will know that this was no small feat. I rode up PINE STREET WITHOUT STOPPING! Pine Street is the steepest hill in the neighbourhood. Going down it on a bike is a blast - it makes my toes tingle like they do when I'm standing near the edge of a cliff. Riding UP it on your bike? Well, I'm pretty sure that I am invincible at this point. And although I'm sure that one quick trip over the bike path on the bridge will prove me wrong, I am going to enjoy this delusion for a bit.

You may now applaud. (But please, don't look at my arse while I'm riding. I'm far from being Twiggy at this point.)

*Should I mention that I was huffing and puffing so loudly when I got to the top that I was sure someone would call 911 thinking that the Big Bad Wolf or some sort of pervert was outside of their house? Nah...*

Reminder: Halifax Stitch and Bitch is at 7:30pm tomorrow night at Uncommon Grounds - 1030 South Park Street. We changed the time b/c 7pm made it too hard for me to procrastinate between work and knitting.

Anyone who would like to attend and is having a hard time getting there due to the bus routes, etc, please let me know and we will do our best to arrange something. Perhaps we could arrange a "pick up" on Spring Garden Road?

Now, please excuse me. I need to go knit that bolero into submission.


  1. OH MY GOD! You are super human. THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE!
    unbelievable... AMAZING! you are still walking?
    Mommy has gotten REALLY lazy and not gone for a run in 4 days she is soooo bad....
    She's FIRED

  2. Anonymous1:14 p.m.

    WOW! I am really, truely, impressed. I don't think I have EVER biked up an entire hill. In my life.

    See you at knitting tonight!