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!