Sima's Blog

tales from the life of a nomadic cyclist

Friday, April 14, 2006

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Red Neck Girl!

Now that I an avid partaker of dance lessons (see belly dancing post), I talked Shane into going down town and trying out some line dancing lessons...purely for shits and giggles.
And I am up for any opportunity to put on some tight jeans and a cow girl shirt. There were ~30 people, and only 3 were men (including Shane-the total eye candy for the ladies), the rest were all cow girls, and cow ladies.

The age range of the dancers were from 30-85 years, with the average somewhere around 50. Shane and I figured we'd catch on pretty quick. Not so much...we kept turning the wrong way, stepping the wrong way, and running over our neighbors. Then they decided to teach us a really easy dance: just walk in place and kick one leg out every 3 or 4 steps, then turn! This one I was abel to master, it was called the Red Neck Girl!

There's a line dancing workshop in town this weekend... oh, I'll be out of town! Well, maybe next time I'll try some Salsa dancing.

Monday, April 10, 2006

City of Trees

I am back home in beautiful Boise.
It's been almost 2 months since I've been home.
It feels great to be back, even if it is for only 5 days.
Just in time to enjoy the most beautiful day of the year, temps in the 60's and the sun is shining.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Good bye Brad

Today my friend Brad passed away at 38 years of age. Brad was one of the nicest and most sincere people I have ever met. He was married to one of my best friends and former teammate Emily. Brad was racing at a criteriuem in Seattle when he had a heart attack. I got the call from Eric, telling me about the accident, it just didn't seem real. Life is so short and fragile. We will all miss you Brad. My thoughts and love go to you Emily, and Brad's family. There is a Vigil planned for him Monday night in Seattle, and a fund has been established for the family through Recycled Cycles.