5/07/2012

Weirdlinger Burrito Run

I was shuffling about last Friday slowly getting myself in gear to hook the trailer to the reborn Black Sheep Weirdlinger and take the infink downtown to secure some breakfast burritos. As I sort of halfheartedly organized the biking apparatus and waited for the big girl infink, opinionated and sure, to grace myself with her presence, I noted that it was 10:50. Alas, 10 minutes to get the 2.1 miles from the house to chiliworks and get the burritos before breakfast would be unserved. I resigned myself to no burritos, but a minute or two later, there had been no movement on the daughter front, I decided for an all out last minute solo dash to get the burritos. I hopped on the Weirdlinger and noted 10:53 on the cell and tore off in pursuit of the green chili goal.
Black Sheep Weirdlinger, she rolls IMG_7613
I sprinted hard around the neighborhood, through the school, across the big street, got caught at the light, hammered up past the theater, over past the pond, caught at the other big street for a bit, waiting to cross saw the 10:59 on the clock. Sprinted the final block, cornered hard into the parking lot right at 11:00.0000. Half skidded, half laid it down, half cyclocrossed off the bike to the tune of my pedals scraping across the sidewalk and right through the door of the burrito place. All the workers there look up as I burst through the open door and casually say, still serving breakfast?
Guy behind the counter says, sure, you are usually good until 11:30 buddy, 11:15 at worst. So I sheepishly get my burritos, pack em in the saddlebag, meander home and eat some green smeary goodness.
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14 comments:

DAN said...

Nice

Protorio said...

You gotta do what you can to get a solo ride in...

John Speare said...

expertly recounted.

(btw -- one of the "prove your not a robot" words for me is: arsetorn)

Margo said...

You have a Black Sheep AND live close to burritos like that? You, sir, are deeply blessed.

Tarik Saleh said...

Dan,
Thanks pal,

ProT
yep, that one was not just a solo ride, but an interval type training effort...

John,
The part I have not written is something about the nice honey brooks B17 on the weirdlinger seems to cause unpleasant pressure points on the sit bones. I wonder if blogger knows something I don't... Or perhaps it is just the weird tilt.

Margo,
I do lead a charmed life, that is the best of at least 4 more than acceptable breakfast burrito choices in easy riding distance, and my bike fleet is varied and mighty ...you can come on by for a cruiser ride/mountain bike ride/road ride/fixie ride/xc ski beginning or culminating in a burrito anytime you want to make the epic journey slightly up hill. You can't eat out after 8pm and I don't actually know if any bars are open in town anymore, so there are limitations to the charm...

Thanks for reading all...

mindful mule said...

I’m suddenly thinking: burrito-lunch-ride! Thanks for the idea. Cool bike.

Bryan B said...

Okay, I am not usually one to comment on this blog (though I read whenever you update), but the burrito picture got me really, really hungry!

What's inside, other than wonderful green chili sauce?

Tarik Saleh said...

Mindful Mule,
Excellent, my plan is working...

Bryan B.
It is scrambled egg, shredded potatoes, bacon, covered in green chili. Now I am hungry, and I just missed the window. Tomorrow!

ssportsman said...

mmm
chili works?

Tarik Saleh said...

Yes sir, chiliworks indeed. Still as good as ever for the bacon green cheese.

Mr. Lentini said...

excuse my french mr. saleh but I want that fucking bike

Tarik Saleh said...

Mr. Lentini,
How bout I let you ride it when you come visit.

gpickle said...

One of the most exciting race reports ever! And them burritos - I want one of them. Me n Cody gots to work out a visit.

Tarik Saleh said...

Pickle, you and cody are welcome to come by and join me for a burrito run or two or three. We can even take the singletrack/slickrocky route if you want.