Monday, January 07, 2013

One does not simply bicycle into Lego Mordor*

The husband and I enjoyed a Lego-filled Christmas what with him gifting me two sets from "The Hobbit" series and my gifting him with two sets from "The Lord of the Rings" series and the video game. We've been playing a lot of the cooperative version of the game and I've been cavorting through a Lego Middle Earth as a single player even more. Like obsessively, embarrassingly even more. (Which is yet more confirmation that I was right to never join "World of Warcraft" despite my brothers' pleading and cajoling...)

What does this have to do with bicycling? Hang on, I'm getting there...

So last night, as I drifted off to sleep, I began dreaming that I was riding Beatrix the pretty loop-frame bicycle through the landscape of Lego Middle Earth. It was a pleasant and picturesque trip until my tires skidded on some scree around Mount Doom and I lost control. I awoke with a full body jolt when I crashed. I think my friends summed it up best with both "I think that's about time we have an intervention for you..." and "You can't even ride a dreamcycle without crashing."

Obviously, I should have ridden Lily the hybrid.

*Yet another friend's input. This is my new motto.


  1. {giggle} Love it! I see nothing wrong with a bit of sleep-related bicycle time... but then again, I'm probably not a good representation of most of humanity. :O)

    Hope you're enjoying both your dream-time riding and real-time riding.

    1. Sweet, sweet obsessions. :)

      I am indeed. We've had a spate of warm weather lately (it's going to be 60 on Saturday!) and I've been getting in a lot of time on Beatrix. :)

      How's the Bug build going?

    2. Glad to hear it. I would LOVE a 60 degree day. :O) It was supposed to be in the mid-40s today, but we're still in the mid-30s. Not too bad, but still not ideal for biking (in my opinion, of course :O)).

      The Bug is coming along. We are hoping to have it completed in the next few weeks because it seems to have sucked the life out of everything else. I have a new appreciation for car painters/auto mechanics, certainly. :O) Hopefully, I can get some photos up in the next couple of weeks. Yay!