25 January 2010

Positivo Espresso Rulebook

Good point by Ludwig. And further elaborated during our club ride yesterday in the mountains of ...somewhere. We definitely are in need of a Positivo Espresso Rulebook so that we know what we are talking about when we say "Convinience Store " [defined as approved 7-Elevens, Lawsons and Family Mart] as opposed to shops [Daily Yamazaki et al.]. I suggest that we all come prepared with some good proposals to the club meeting on Thursday and combine them into a thick volume.

9 comments:

James said...

2 Series Champions on the team a rule book.... next thing we know I'll be expected to actually do some training for 2010.

Although talking of training I had the strangest dream yesterday. I dreamt that I was riding my bike with Ludwig, Michael and Steve and no matter where we went we always seemed to be going uphill.

Then when I final thought I was done with the climbing and could enjoy the downhill it all went black and I felt like I was falling in to a bottomless black hole all the time being stared at by this hideous single red eye!

Thank god it was only a dream!

Manfred von Holstein said...

Sorry for the torture yesterday. You will soon see this is what it takes to become a champion...

Personally, I was thriving on falling 900m at zero degrees in the dark, harassing a sports car at the same time. That was even a first for me.

Will blog about it soon.

As for the rule book... Hopefully this will help to avoid insulting and ultimately meaningless questions like that from MOB yesterday. MOB: "So do you know where to turn onto Daigo Rindo?" Me: "Sure, the turn is where the last convenience store is." MOB: "Do you mean the Daily Yamazaki?" Me, shocked and almost speechless: "I said convenience store, not shop or something; I mean of course the Seven-Eleven!"

mob said...

Very funny indeed, James. For me it was all downhill from the moment we started at the Tamagawa.

James said...

Mob, Manfred... don't get me wrong...I was loving every minute of it....the final descent was very exciting but sketchy and It was hard choice to either keep the glasses on and increase night vision while suffering from the wind chill or keeping them on and praying for the best.

Not sure where it happened butI clocked 79.9kph at one point

Manfred von Holstein said...

OK, you may have felt like falling like a stone into the darkness, but you weren't that fast... I had to wait for you every kilometre or so...

On our next ride, I will beat your 79.9km/h by moving my wheel quickly back and forth along the sensor. Should be able to get above 100km and feel very proud. :)

stantopia said...

MOB, Ludwig, James - thanks (I think ..?!.) for letting me tag along. Shame to lose you a little earlier MOB, and I daresay that if it wasn't for me, James & Ludwig would be have arrived in Otsuki in time to enjoy a leisurely cappucino whilst watching the sun go down. Anyway, great ride ! I'm even inspired to do a little pre-work morning training now. Not that I expect it will help much ... Cheers -- Steve

Manfred von Holstein said...

Steve, thanks for posting a sign of life! I'm glad to know you must have made it safely to Okutama station, also partly in the dark. It was great having you with us, and apologies again for convincing you to follow us into the trap at Kosuge. Will blog soon - just need to get some work out of the way first.

Cheers, Ludwig

James said...

Ludwig.....

The speed was coming down the 3rd climb of the day and was maintained for several meters, thats the great thing about the Garmin, as for descending Ludwig I found it very easy to catch you on the straights while riding in daylight.... the extra weight I carry does have its benifits.

On the final descent I thought caution was paramount... having never riden there before, total darkness and the freezing cold I though caution was the right approach.

TOM said...

Sounds like you guys had a powerful mountain ride. It seems like the rough gravel road leading to Daigo-rindo did not affect your tires. Looking forward to reading Ludwig's story.