Well! They also give out special prizes to perky riders each month, and it seems I'm a perky prize winner for November! I got an e-mail that said so last week. It included the email of the person to contact about getting my perky prize. Turns out she's the enthusiastic typer I met when I got my tail light.
Anyway, I emailed her, it went down a little something like this:
Me: Boo-yah, I won!
Perky: Yes, you've won some wonderful winter apparel! Just pick something from this list and I'll order it for you... [list of wonderful winter apparel]
Me: Awesome, I'll take leg warmers for 200, Alex!
Me; Erm... uh... I mean, I'd like the leg warmers. Size small please.
Perky: OK, got it! I'll let you know when you can pick them up.
And... well... here they are!
Apparently bicycling leg warmers are popular items this time of year. But hey, I'm just so delighted I won.
On a related note, the weather here continues to be super duper. So while out on my travels today, I was once again with young Louie and his sinfully smooth summer tires.
Not surprisingly, the path was occupied by several basking walkers, bikers, runners, and pooches taking similar advantage. Louie and I were happily and smoothly flying along when I noticed a runner several yards ahead, running toward us. As we got closer, I thought, "Gee, he looks kinda familiar"
Damn if it wasn't Wolfgang! Crap!
Obviously, Wolfgang knows I like Louie, but he is unaware that we've taken our relationship to this next level.
I enthusiastically dingled Louie's bell (a trinket I purchased for him, unbeknownst to Wolfgang) and flashed a big smile to Wolfgang, thinking "look at my face, just LOOK AT MY FACE!"
We exchanged happy greetings, then continued on our respective ways. I don't think Wolfgang noticed... I don't... think...
But I had to fess up, so I texted Wolfgang later and admitted the whole affair. I've yet to hear back from him. Understandable.
It was all very sweet, but I guess I knew we couldn't carry on like that much longer.