Tour of Paris

by Runner Susan on July 18, 2010

in Bike, Good Guys, Rally, The Dark Side

The Chef and I rode the Tour of Paris, TX yesterday and it was so stinking stupid hot. I rode the 37 miles and Chef rode the longer route, 60 something miles. It was really fun to get away for a day together – although the last ten miles I seriously thought the skin was melting off my bones. Someone there said the heat index was around 117 degrees – that is just ridiculous – and even more ridiculous that we voluntarily rode our bikes for 2.5 hours in the stupid hot. Like I need more reasons to move to Napa. Anyone want to buy some radioactive property in the middle of nowhere Texas?

It’s also ridiculous that gas drilling has permeated my mind so deeply that whenever I see smoke, or pollution or anything – the first thing I do is reach for my trusty iPhone and make a video.  I’m not sure what this place is or what it does, but it was along the tour route and it was smoking so I instinctively did what I do best – fight crime while riding a bike – the multi-tasking talent just never ends.

Paris Texas from Runner Susan on Vimeo.

This is my favorite picture – Watch for “fog” on road:

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jennifer P July 18, 2010 at 10:11 am

Last call – want to be a goat farm hand in the middle of nowhere in Canada?

You look great by the way!

2 Petra July 18, 2010 at 11:57 am

Love your matching gear and the fact you rode in that incinerating heat. Good going girl (and Chef – 60M! Smokin’!). As for your obsession – someone’s got to care and I for one feel better knowing that you’re on the case out there in nowhere Texas. You can exchange with Boring, Lincolnshire anytime.

3 David July 18, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Two ridiculouses. Two stupids. One stinking. And one radioactive. That’s a fun day.

4 Sharon Wilson July 19, 2010 at 12:32 am

WTF was that place? How can you look so beautiful doing…THAT?

5 Flatman July 19, 2010 at 8:50 am

Great job on the hot ride!

6 Anne July 19, 2010 at 6:47 pm

My daughter said it was ridiculously hot in Napa this weekend too…near 90, which I guess is better than 117 w/ the heat index. You two look very cute in mint green spandex.

7 Ewe the Dewd July 23, 2010 at 6:30 am

Good to see you out there Susan. Your weather is a bit warmer than the TdF boys had on the Col du Tourmalet yesterday. There was fog on that road!

8 Rinus July 23, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Looks hot and likes Egypt , ferry hot.
The trip on the bike and you can see the dirt on the plant!.
Have a nice wekend.

9 Mike H. July 24, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Watch out, for the “fog” could be a propane/butane release from the local gas industry!

I wish I was kidding, but it’s happened before.

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