Thursday, January 29, 2009

Icy Cold and Boba Tea

My day started with a swim. It was nothing spectacular. What was wonderful was discovering the hot water heater was broken and the showers were icy cold. This isn't that big a deal, except that after my shower I hop on my bike and ride down a big hill with wet hair, in semi-cold (or if you live in Canada or the North somewhere it's considered balmy) weather to get to work. Thank goodness for little hand dryers to sit under as I put all my cycling gear on.

At lunch my bike and I had a date with the hill again. And today my heart and legs worked the way I wanted them to.

One of the things I love about cycilng is the places it can take you. On the way back to work I realized I pass right by a boba tea shop. If there is one thing I might like more than coffee, it is boba tea. For those of you who don't know what this is - it's tea with little tiny balls of tapioca in it. Think small pieces of cliff shot bloks in your tea - wait, that sounds gross, it is nothing like that. If you have never tried it I highly recommend giving it a shot.

The guy in the tea shop kept saying "Ok, no boba right?" and I kept replying "Yes, boba, I like the boba!" He didn't understand how I was going to drink it through my bike bottle (you need the thick straw). And yes, in the above picture there is a transformer on my desk at work. Bonus points if anyone knows his name!

12 comments:

t-odd said...

I am going to say it looks like Ultra Magnus. Having a seven year old boy in the house helps with Transformer identification. That boba tea sounds good. And nice article yesterday.

Hooterville Mayor said...

So the most famous Ironman athlete I know likes tapioca in her tea.
That sounds, well, yucky. The only thing I want in my tea is my mustache. ;)

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

I recognize that hair dryer... :) Yea for the boboa tea (or however its spelled) - I tried some a while back from the same place we went to and really liked it! Fingers crossed for a WARM commute and HOT showers tomorrow!

Maggs said...

while I like boba or bubble tea as we call it here. I am not sure I could drink it while biking.

Ordinarylife said...

This is one of the things I love about reading blogs of people from all over. You learn stuff.
I had never heard of Boba tea before.
Now at least I can appear knowlegable if I ever hear it mentioned again.

ADC said...

I definitely need to try boba tea. Cold showers, ouch!

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Look at you finding solutions to all of life's challenges! Though I'd be seriously whining about the cold shower. Really whining. You are a better person than I.

I am transformer-illiterate.

Shan said...

I totally heart boba tea - jasmine milk tea YUM!! Also, I loved the Ironman article about you - those pictures were amazing - I loved how you were smiling in every one :).

See you tomorrow night!!

Evan said...

New to your blog. I found it from Maggs.

Isnt the transformer just Optimus Prime??


Anyways good luck with your training. I get down to the L.A. area quite a bit for races and such. You guys live in an outdoor Mecca.

D said...

I'm still confused by the "boba". It's "bubble"! BUBBLE! Silly Americans always trying to screw with the real names of things.

kera said...

I must try that boba tea.....sounds interesting and maybe good?!!!

Bob Almighty said...

That looks like Optimus Prime to me...

How balmy are we talking 35-40F? ;)