Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Bang bang, pedal pedal

I think my routes to work are finally rideable again, but how would I know? I have two nights in a row of trail-related meetings, and riding to them isn’t practical this week so I’m a prisoner of my car. Then again, the temperature this morning was -14, so I wasn’t really complaining about the blast of warm air shooting from my 4-Runner’s dashboard.

After gorging on food for three months, I always make January the start of my annual cycle of shedding some weight and building at least a little bit of fitness. (Not that anyone who rides with me six months from now will be able to tell.) So I’m cranking out hours on the indoor trainer, a great way to catch up on cheesy action/disaster movies.

I’ve never been a movie snob. Yeah, I like something that makes me think, but only when I have an evening to sit down and really watch the flick … er, excuse me, the film.

When I'm on the trainer, I just want to watch a lot of shit get wiped out by natural disasters or blown up by people who carry fancy guns and drive backward while shooting bad guys through their windshields.

Because, let’s be honest, we all pedal a little faster during chase scenes.


Shawn Kielty said...

Have you tried the Bridget Fonda Movie ... I wanted to get even.

Tim said...

That link goes to "Point of No Return." Good cheesy action flick with Bridget Fonda as an assassin for a secret government agency. It gets extra points for all the exotic-looking hardware. (And I'm not just talking about Bridget Fonda.)

Chris said...

Try the Rocky movies.

Shawn Kielty said...

Yes -- and so -- did you try it. It's a good action flick with a babe and a lot of guns?

Tim said...

Shawn: I've seen it, but never while on the trainer. I'll keep it in mind, though. I like dipping into Blockbuster's section of older, cheaper movies that I can keep for five days.

Chris: "Rocky?" I don't think so, man. All that guy does is punch meat. Besides, Mr. T was in at least one of those movies. When evil spies chase Rocky across roof tops with automatic weapons, I'll be interested. Hmm, maybe I should rent "First Blood."