Big Cycling News!

Good news, everyone! I know you’ve been waiting to hear this. I got the blu-ray player in the garage to connect to my wifi! And when I say I got it to connect I mean it just started working again.

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Of course you understand the implications of this unexpected reconnection of electronic devices. That’s right, I now have the entire Netflix library available to me while I ride. I’m no longer bound to talkies recorded onto the silver discs that the pioneers had to use to watch movies. For instance, I have ridden through several episodes of The Walking Dead over the last couple of weeks (Ooh, that Negan is so horrible, but so mesmerizing, I’m so confused).

Last night, while not riding my bike, I watched kind of a weird movie in the living room. It is called The Survivalist. Not exactly what I had in mind but not a bad movie, probably a little slow for most people. It was just a little on the artsy side. And be warned, there’s a couple of uncomfortable scenes so don’t watch with your mom unless you have a different kind of relationship with her than I have with mine. Anyways, as I’m apt to do while watching movies in my living room I Alta Vista’d it and was reading a little about the movie. It turns out that the girl in The Survivalist will be in a remake of Suspiria. Isn’t that weird? On my last post I was just telling you how I was watching Suspiria, the 1977 version. Now I learn there’s remake coming out.

A friend and I had talked about riding the entirety of the Katy Trail this weekend, but it didn’t pan out. We’ll, or at least I, will find another weekend to do it. It’s been a goal of mine to ride the entire 237.7 miles from start to finish. My friend has done it before, so it’s no big deal to him, but it’s still a bucket list item for me. I guess that’s why I’ve gotten back on the bike recently. I want to be ready when the time comes. It may not be smart to do the run in the late fall or winter, but hey, what else you gonna do? Or, I could wait until Spring. We’ll see.

I recognize that at some point I have to get the bike off the trainer, out of the garage, and on the road, but it’s such a hassle putting all those extension cords together for my blu-ray player. If I don’t get on the road soon I will have forgotten how to ride a bike, which everyone knows can be done.

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Actual picture of me riding my bike for the first time in a long time.

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About The Pretend Triathlete

Just a 46 year old trying to stay in shape. Not pro-athlete in shape, just 46 year old guy with a family and a house and a job in shape. Signing up for races is the best way I've found to do that. I blog about things that happen to me and things I observe while training and racing. Let's do this!
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