Sunday, November 26, 2006




while cycling in boulder and golden recently, with my long-time friendsand training partners ralph "old clothes" henderson and russ "i drove dickson to my first ragbrai" folger, i discovered a new cycling phenomenon as it relates to training: "lippold's dilemma." it is, as follows: "lippold's dilemma is that sense of ill and foreboding which arises when, concluding a training ride with a partner, you realize that your partner, despite all your efforts to the contrary, will most certainly wind up with more miles than you for the ride. it matters not WHY, nor what the reason for the mileage deficiency, only THAT the dificiency exists."
feel free to comment with your own personal experiences with "lippold's dilemma" and how you deal with it [since it is also my theory that it is incurable, only treatable].

4 comments:

gpickle said...

As the mighty Oak that is David Percival Lippold once explained to me on a Tuesday night ride after a late July bicycle tour, "If you can't ride hard when you're tired you can't ride hard when you're rested." I took his advice and stopped riding hard.

the mostly reverend said...

goddammit, blogger! all i wanted to do was post a response to this gpickle character, and 15 minutes later, i'm STILL trying!
let's see...relax...okay...

"ahhh. . . well said, and well remembered, grasshopper."

fuckin' blogger beta--new, improved, they said. bullshit.

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the mostly reverend said...

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