Friday, October 21, 2011

Things I will never own...

1. Boat - I don't fish. I would consider a pontoon however, but it's far down the list of wants.
2. Snowmobile - I tried it, didn't like it. Besides, it's cold out.
3. Motorcycle - No thanks. I did own a moped once though.

4. Sportscar - I haven't hit my mid-life crisis yet.
5. Hand gun  - Unless I time travel to the old west, I don't think it's necessary.

6. ATV - I have no where to ride one and no need to own one.

7. Golf cart - Mark Twain said "golf is a good walk wasted", but I like golf, so I may as well walk.

8. Plane - Cost alone is a no brainer, but I'm not a big flyer.

9. Fish house - Sitting on a frozen lake staring at a hole in the ice is not appealing. See #2 too.

10. Tractor - No plans on farming in the immediate future, but I will drive one if needed.

* I reserve the right to change my mind on any of the above items without reason or rational explanation as I'm sure there was a day in my life I said I would never wear running tights or bike shorts in public.

* I think I may have eliminated any sort of inheritance from my Father-in-law and/or Stepfather with the above list.

I am however the proud new owner of the bike pictured below. I bought it a few weeks ago and posted a pic on DailyMile. I stated on DailyMile that I have yet to name my bike, but would do so soon. Fellow blogger and all around awesome dude Bryan said that I'd get to know my bike very well over the next year due to the massive amount of training needed for Ironman. With that said, I thought I better name my bike based on two maing criteria;
1. Female - I couldn't see myself describing bike rides on my blog by saying "I took Steve out for a long hard ride today" or "I did intervals on James this morning and boy was it hard!".
2. Familiar - In the off chance a family member stumbles across this blog, I needed it to be a name others already  knew.
The name I chose met both criteria and honors a special woman in my wife, Sarah. But in order to eliminate any confusion, I named her Sara (no "h").

Sara! She's fast and sexy!


  1. I'm with you on all of the above except for the sports car which is currently in the work! Love the bike name! My bikes are named as well. Some took me a while, others just came to me right away. Road bike is Thor, Tri bike is Mandy (the ornery little bad ass cartoon character from Mandy and Billy on the Cartoon Network), and my mountain bike's name is Ruby.

  2. LOL I think you are correct in that names cannot be male for bikes....Awesome bike too! That is on my list....hopefully in January. But I would also like a sportscar, always wanted a convertible.

  3. I have said for a couple years now that endurance sports is the new mid life crisis thing to do

    Sweet bike, I wrote a post a couple years ago about how to name your bike