Rainy Day Ledger

Few things are worse for a bank account than a rainy day and cycling apparel on sale for cheaper than I can get it at cost. I own more Lycra than I do cotton, and I don’t ride professionally so none of this is free, however being employed within the cycling industry entitles me to certain discounts. Also of note is that I wear cotton boxers, Levi’s 501 button fly about 5 days a year, and tee shirts. It doesn’t really change day to day unless I have a date and judging by the length of my beard, that event hasn’t occurred in a couple of years.

It’s a simple equation, really; what is not spent on cotton is funnelled into the Lycra column on my balance sheet. Fernando Lamas had it half right, but I like to look good as well as feel good.

New clothing does nothing for my face though – sorry about that.

So while the rain comes down, cancelling my ride today, I fill the void with synthetic fabric. Of note is that I do recycle jerseys (giving them away, as I do keep them in great shape and wash/air dry them after each ride) and the cycle is almost at an end of buying apparel due to change in the shape of my body – from XXL to M.

Bikes will shrink you.

And your bank account.


Everything Must Go

This blog really has nothing to do with cycling, so all the posts have been moved to a new blog.

Please see vacantumbra.wordpress.com for more mind-numbing commentary on the nature of fate and hearts and emptiness.