Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Being Peat Henry

It was not as easy as one would think. Lucky for me Jim is great at this kind of stuff and was able to help me throw this together. Making the costume also helped me not be nervous about my first cross race this year and riding my new bike for the first time. I was able to ride it for about 5 minutes before the race. Definitely not enough time to learn the gears. Anyway, it was not a disaster and I enjoyed getting a feel for the new bike. No name yet, I need to get to know him better.
Back to being Peat... Nine out of ten people knew exactly who I was. Peat is hard to forget once you meet him. Beyond just being a great guy, he is one helluva biker. He does not buy in to the spandex outfits . He choses to ride in all white, which I managed to get quite dirty in my 40 minute race. I can only imagine the amount of bleach he goes through. His attitude and personality are very hard to match. I have had several opportunities to speak with him, at length, and find him amazing. I think people where expecting me to be equally amazing dressed as him, I hope I did not disappoint you. I was happy to see Peat after my race, he looked pleased. Carrie Sona was kind to snap a couple photos for me.
Most people did not recognize it was me under the outfit. I dont know how you guys deal with all that hair on your face. It kept crawling up my nose and finding its way into my mouth. Some of my snot rockets made their home in it, gross. On the up side it was warm. The first thing I did when I got home was head to the bathroom to remove it. That was a rough experience , to say the least. Latex glue goes on very easy, coming off , not so much. I have{ had} my own facial hair to deal with. That was until I ripped it off. It was quite painful, especially near my ears, where my hairline starts. All in all it was definitely worth it. Just like most kids at Halloween, I got to dress up like my hero.


  1. That is so awesome!! I too have always been impressed with Peat's coolness.

    I never would have recognized you dressed like that:) Hilarious

  2. That costume is ridiculous! Too damn funny. Nice work!