|I hate racing this guy!|
Last night when the work day was done I hit "Go" on the device and "Old Tim" and "Current Tim" rolled out of the employer's driveway in what can only be called a controlled start. 45 minutes later, I'd be shouting out, "What's with this guy (Old Tim) ?!" I'd pour on some more coals, building up to a minute lead on him so I could relax for just a bit, but as soon as I did, he'd come back and snatch the lead again. WTF?! I began to get very angry with "Old Tim", I even began to call him extremely unpleasant names. This back and forth battle waged on, but it appeared I was out climbing him, but he was descending like a maniac - Who was this guy?
2 miles from home I was going flat out down the scenic gem of Duluth, Mn - Skyline Parkway - which overlooks the city. Tourists gawked at me as I careened past them on the verge of losing not only control, but my sanity. Intensely focused on the device mounted to my handlebars I could not lose! I buried myself up the final climb to my driveway, almost crashing into my garage from dizziness. My vision cleared and I looked to the unit to see the words:
A smile crept across my face. I hurried into the house to tell my wife, Amy all about my epic battle. I ranted on about "Old Tim" and how I hate him and how fast he was and how hard I had to try to beat him and ... I ended with, "But, I did it! I beat him by 17 seconds!!" She looked up at me confused, but empathetic, and simply said..."Old Tim's a %@#&"
These are the days of my life....