Friday, June 19, 2009

Superhero Costume

I don't think I will ever be comfortable walking into work with my lycra kit on. I'm fine walking into gas stations, around the neighborhood, or pulling up at stop lights. I never really feel goofy because it just seems normal. But something about being seen at work in my kit is very uncomfortable. I don't like it. I try to avoid it.

This morning, I got in to the office around 8:30AM after meeting up with the group for Elden's B-day ride up AF Canyon. Here we are at the top. (Photo replaced with one from KK's site. He is much better at taking pics than me)

Back to the story....I got to work early enough that I knew I probably wouldn't see very many people. But as soon as I got to my cubical, the guy in the cube next to me looked at me for a few seconds and said "I like your super hero outfit" and then turned around and went back to whatever he was doing.

I looked down at myself (in my Racer's Team Kit) and realized that bike kits (whatever the colors) really do look a lot like a superhero outfits.


KanyonKris said...

And you have a super power: cycling.

I hear you on the work thing. For lunch rides I change in the most remote bathroom and try to sneak out and back in. If I'm meeting for a ride after work I usually change there instead of at the more comfortable work bathroom.

It's just weird having co-workers see my in cycling drag.

KanyonKris said...

Oh, yeah, good riding with you today.

I nearly froze solid coming down. Feeling returned to my toes just an hour ago. The tail wind down Provo Canyon (and the sunshine) were welcome.

dug said...

you need a super secret identity and a kryptonite. so far you have neither.

Rick Sunderlage said...

KK- Have you blocked me from making comments on your blog? I keep getting error messages.

Dug- I have the cape. That is enough.

KanyonKris said...

Rick, I would never block you. Dug left a comment. Maybe Blogspot is having issues.

I'm not a better photographer, I'm just anal enough about image quality that I lug a camera around (that's why I was so slow on the climb, yeah, that's it). But I'm not anal about who uses my photos.

No cape! I had a scene play through my head of all the cape-tasrophies (I'm SO funny) from Incredibles with one added to the end of Rick wearing a cape that gets sucked into his spokes and drivetrain. Hey, aren't you the white Frozone?

South County Ciclista said...

I really was hoping for the brownies at the summit today.

MOCougFan said...

The worst is coming in late from a lunch ride into my dental office. Everyone laughs at me. The new patients look horrified. The old ones just giggle.

KK... I can't comment either.

Grizzly Adam said...

We REALLY ought to get masks made up for everyone. Think how awesome that would be.

Oh and secret identities would be useful.

Especially for when the feds come looking for you after seeing you in a video of hooligans chucking rocks off protected cliffs. I mean, not that would ever happen...just throwing out a hypothetical situation.