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The Paul Mach Blog - The Cons of being Pro

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The Cons of being Pro
Sunday, December 14, 2008 - General
Sara is so cuteNo more lame excuses. When it rains I can't say, "Whatever, April won't miss this one 4 hour ride." I just have to do it.

First, I check the doppler and cuss a little bit. Then I strap on the fenders and Rain-X coat the Power Tap screen. Lastly, I put on my jacket and head out the door with only one rule, "If you get cold, go harder."

Anyway, the up side to all this suffering is that now when people say, "Dude Paul, that is so not Pro." I can say STFUA (Shut the F up Amateur) because what I do is Pro, by definition.

All December Entries

Sunday, December 14, 2008, 8:59 pm
calm down

Manley Man
Sunday, December 14, 2008, 9:02 pm
It wasn't that bad today anyways. The rain was light and this transplanted Northwest guy had fun in the wet weather. I like the Rain-X suggestion. I'll try that next time.

Sunday, December 14, 2008, 9:33 pm
No no, the pro thing to do would to go to the nearest coffee shop and drink 27 lattes a la Flandis style

Sunday, December 14, 2008, 9:38 pm
Roman, I was at about a 6 there, you don't want to see me get to 10.

Sunday, December 14, 2008, 9:47 pm
if you were really hard you'd have done the 4 hours on the trainer.

i'm soooo not pro.

Mouse Dropping
Sunday, December 14, 2008, 10:41 pm
5.5hrs for the amateur, and helped unload charitable food items in exchange for coffee, chocolates, and a few minutes under a tent and heat lamp

STFUA == me
Monday, December 15, 2008, 12:07 pm
SO funny, smart people go pro and forget they are smart....

The smart pro thing to do would have been riding 8-9 hours on saturday and calling sunday a recovery day, forecast discussions on NOAA have a lot of information if you take the time to read them.....

fenders are for people that can't read and think...

Williams Cycling
Monday, December 15, 2008, 12:17 pm
I say the Pro thing to do is cuddle up at a bar and get shit faced. When you stumble home wasted...tell the wife it was a tough day out there and you need a nap!

Monday, December 15, 2008, 1:36 pm
This cracks me up, all i am saying is that you don't have to get crazy, you still have to stay sane and take care of your body. Don't try to change your training radically. More importantly you don't want to waste your motivation on rainy shitty rides in Dec. Having said that sometimes you gotta do it.

as for the floyd reference, he did 42 hours last week and drilled us today.


Monday, December 15, 2008, 6:42 pm
lol, I was referring back to the story of him and Z earlier in their career doing that at a coffee shop in europe and getting chewed out by LA. No doubt that Floyd could kick my ass any day of the week

Monday, December 15, 2008, 7:58 pm
i need fenders. my feet get soaked and freeze!

Monday, December 15, 2008, 9:18 pm
Paul... You know what the DBC Masters say!
HTFU... It's only water!

Friday, December 19, 2008, 12:55 pm
Roman - That's because floyd rubs testosterone on his nutsack, don't you think?

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