Sunday, November 05, 2006

It's not about the light

The clean well-lighted place is way overrated. It’s really about the padded back-supported chair. I put my Knoll Bulldog to the test by not moving from it much last week to finish a thesis endurance-racer style. Like any endurance event, it became less about how much sleep I was missing and more about whether or not my tail would endure.

I am indebted to that chair much as I am indebted to my San Marco Regal saddle that has been my longstanding road saddle. In fact, in my delirium I found myself so grateful for the chair and saddle, that I dedicated the thesis to Dave Waters since he is the one who introduced me to the San Marco Regal. He said to always have a back up in a box and I still do to this day.

I am also grateful to a support crew who supplied me coffee and pizza feeds (Sally and Mike), and a tech crew who took my computer crash calls (Robert and Susan). My competitor? The clock of course.


Kevin said...

It's amazing what a tail can endure...
Congrats on yer thesis completion!

Rob said...

That white regal is sexxy- no doubt about it! Liz- thanks for the bike switch at urban cross. If you need any adjustments or anything let me know- I tried to return it clean.

Liz Schleeper said...

So true--The bike is very clean and works great. I did the "wrong" thing and took it to the car wash. I figure the components have only a season or two in them anyway based on how the races beat them up.