Susan Speaks: Yep, that time again


Hey, guys. It’s my turn to be a Working Stiff. Go on over and please try to not laugh too hard…

Leave comments here or there; whatever makes you happier. (I do respond faster here, though)

And thanks for the virtual hugs and kind words. I may or may not talk about it later on, but I might have found a solution to at least one of the two problems that sprang up on Tuesday. We shall see if The Tour Manager and I can pull it off.



  1. bunnygirl

    June 8, 2007 9:14 am

    Century rides can be quite challenging, depending on the terrain. But they’re like anything else in life– build up to it properly, and you’ll be good to go!BR/BR/You’ll have bigger worries than suicidal bunnies on a big ride, though. There are rides I simply won’t do because they attract too many amateurs who refuse to learn the basic rules of the road. BR/BR/So learn your lessons from Thumper and his pals! That way you’ll be ready for Clueless Company.BR/BR/And if you want a really good spin workout, it’s best to use your own bike. You can get a trainer (which converts your bike into a stationary bike) for as little as $150. Buy some A HREF=”” REL=”nofollow”Spinervals/A vids and you’ll be ready for a great, road-appropriate workout!

  2. karen!

    June 8, 2007 9:23 am

    I just commented over at Working Stiffs.BR/Happy Friday!

  3. Devon Ellington

    June 8, 2007 9:34 am

    Keeping my fingers crossed that it all works out.

  4. littlebirdblue

    June 8, 2007 1:56 pm

    I would love to see a picture of you on your bike, Susan. And NOT to laugh.BR/BR/Go, Grrrl!

  5. karen!

    June 8, 2007 2:30 pm

    That’s the one thing I don’t like about the A HREF=”″ REL=”nofollow”Ride for Roswell/A, the crazies who have no idea how to ride in traffic.BR/The first year we did the ride, I almost wiped out because of one of those yahoos.

  6. Pearl

    June 9, 2007 7:48 am

    Lovely links. 🙂 What kind of hamantashen? cheese or fruit?

  7. Catherine

    June 9, 2007 7:52 am

    Good luck with the ride.Michele says hi

  8. Robin

    June 9, 2007 4:26 pm

    I was somewhere over the Atlantic on Tuesday, so I have no idea what happened, but whatever it is I hope it’s better or getting better by now.BR/BR/As for Century rides, my husband would love the idea. Me? I sold the bike he conned me into buying years ago. Definitely not my sport…BR/BR/Off to try and catch up now.

  9. Leigh

    June 9, 2007 7:58 pm

    ah…that was fun. I would like to try my hand at writing crime or murder stories.

  10. Susan Helene Gottfried

    June 9, 2007 8:59 pm

    Well, Leigh, you should give it a go! What’s stopping you?

  11. Amy Ruttan

    June 10, 2007 4:04 pm

    Fingers crossed that everything works out! sorry I was so late heading over to working stiff. It was a wild weekend that would’ve made Trevor and the guys really proud! 😉

  12. Susan Helene Gottfried

    June 10, 2007 4:07 pm

    Ooh, Amy, I am in need of some details, then!

  13. Rhian / Crowwoman

    June 10, 2007 4:35 pm

    so – are you taking donations for your ride? did i miss that info somehow in my tangenty method of reading? you rock susan – you know that doncha? now i have to run over and see if Amy posted and find out what kind of weekend hellish goodness she raised.

  14. Susan Helene Gottfried

    June 10, 2007 4:37 pm

    I’m too busy writing a poem for this poetry train thing to train for a century properly… besides, that’s still a few years off, when #2’s in school all day and I have the time for long rides.

  15. Mr. Althouse

    June 10, 2007 5:17 pm

    I used to do a lot of road riding. I even bought a Canondale Criterium 3.0 aluminum road bike back in the late 80s. I used to ride an awful lot – like 100 to 200 mile per week. Alas, that was then and this is now. The only time I’m ever on two wheels is when there is a V-twin engine between them.BR/BR/Michele sent me,BR/BR/Mike

  16. utenzi

    June 10, 2007 7:33 pm

    Michele sent me over, Susan.BR/BR/I did many a century and even a few double-centuries when I was younger. I suspect I’d have a lot of trouble doing it now, even if I trained for a few weeks. It’s a lot of mileage to cover if you’re going at a normal pace. If you’re having trouble with knees, it’s probably not a good idea! Still, it’s a lot easier on the bod than running.

  17. panthergirl

    June 10, 2007 7:42 pm

    Hope you feel better! Thanks for dropping by my kooky Adventures in Cyberia blog!

  18. Marcia (MeeAugraphie)

    June 10, 2007 10:41 pm

    Laugh, never, not at riding a bike. It would be laughable if it were me.. . Ride on, I’d get a t-shirt. ..

  19. Carmi

    June 11, 2007 12:17 am

    I put thousands of kms on my bikes every year. Between commuting and pleasure riding, I spend more time in the saddle than I do in the driver’s seat of the family car. And that’s the way it should be.BR/BR/If I lived closer, I’d say it would be an honor to join you on your century ride. Every year, I try to knock off at least two or three such rides, simply because they’re there. It’s such a wonderful goal, and an even more wonderful achievement.

  20. Dewey

    June 12, 2007 11:31 am

    Ha ha, the title made me laugh out loud.

  21. cheesygiraffe

    June 12, 2007 7:14 pm

    I don’t know what’s going on bu here’s a bunch of hugs and kisses just for you. xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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