3 January 2008

Things people say, No. 5

Posted by todd under: Things people say .

A co-worker looked at met doubtfully, as we headed out the door into 13 degrees and just a bit of blowing snow:

“I would offer you a ride, but I’m not sure your bike would fit in my trunk.”

RESPONSE: “I would offer you a ride, but I’m not sure you would be comfortable on my handlebars.”

Ba-dump. C’mon — it’s not THAT bad! 🙂

P.S., just in passing, let me mention the outfit for the ride. I was comfortable all the way there and all the way home (3 miles each way):

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Yes, that's me, Todd Van Campen. No, I'm not wearing a helmet. Yes, I usually wear one, so please don't scold! Seriously, I endorse wearing a helmet! Pinky swear! In fact, I almost ALWAYS wear one (while riding a bike anyway). (On the other hand, if YOU don't want to wear a helmet, I have no problem with it.) I don't remember what happened on this particular day. Fortunately for all of us it makes for a less-nerdly picture. My exceptionally talented professional photographer friend Charles Bertram took this photo.

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I asked my 6-year-old son, Caleb, an avid bicyclist and artist, to draw a bike for me. I think he did a great job!

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