physics bike nerds
Finals are over, the semester is done … everybody’s “Home for the Holidays”. Happiness!
I spent the better part of yesterday and today retrieving the boys from their respective schools. Today, while picking up Mason, I got to visit the unofficial PVC (Physics Velo Closet) – the storage room in the physics wing of the Sundquist Science Complex where the fledgling all-nerd physics bike club has been keeping their bikes. Mason wanted to bring his bike home over the break, so with the halls basically end-of-semester-empty, he decided to ride to the elevator. (Guess we won’t mention this to President Hall…).
I’ll have to admit I got a laugh when he told me that one of his professors (and the club’s sponsor) would sometimes arrive for class in the morning, riding directly into the building and into the elevator – on his bike. Love it! 😀
Also got to see Mason’s friend Drew’s awesome Pepto-pink road bike … Brilliant, brainy and bikes – the perfect combination. I can’t even begin to describe the totally random collection stuff in the storage room – from tech-y physics lab equipment to a life-size cardboard cutout of Einstein along with a collection of plastic pumpkins. The pink bike definitely fit right in. They are an eclectic and brainy bunch with a fantastic sense of humor. I’m thrilled Mason’s a part of it all, and has found the perfect place to pursue his passion. But for right now – I’m so happy to have them home for a few weeks…
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