I got up this morning and made a beeline for the bathroom. Nearly tripping over the rollers in the hallway, I wondered why 1. I had to pee so badly, and 2. why there were clothes strewn all over my floor.
Oh, yeah. Beer. Cupcake. Mustache.
Well, the party, I mean. The book itself, created by Natasha of Pedal Power Photography, is a collection of beautiful photographs which, standing alone, would be more than sufficient for coffee table book status. But it's even better. It's a true "who's who" of New England cyclocross with interviews and questions concerning favorite beers, cupcakes, and 'cross races...and who can really resist that kind of combination?
I almost feel nervous flipping through its pages, anticipating that grungy streak down the side of the book from too much thumbing through. And there will be [much] thumbing through [and reading!]. Like Facebook but better - because you can stalk without fear of discovery and be able to show up to birthday parties with a 6-pack of a cyclist's favorite beer - it had me ogling its pages after I managed to stumble home last night.
As for the party itself [held at Washington Square Tavern], the title of the book was only too fitting. Vegan cupcakes were demolished, free Chimay was had, and ample mustaches were in attendance. Needless to say, I got completely smashed [something that happens rarely these days] and ended up dizzily guzzling water [with lime!] before skipping home in the rain.
Flipping through its pages again, I had to force myself to put it down this morning, to stretch and head to school. The misty rain and lack of a front fender meant that bits of grime and dirty water got splattered on my bars and jacket, my face only spared [most of] the grossness thanks to a cycling cap [which, ironically, I never tend to wear]. It gave me a taste of New England falls though, and the possible hope that I'll be able to at least watch some 'cross races later this year.
The ride home is going to be wet and dark. But I'm already looking forward to the post-shower zoning out with beer, cupcakes, and mustaches.