Monday, April 26, 2010

Quick update

Quick update
I'm enroute to Albuquerque (that's hard to spell) right now. The tour
of Gila starts on Wednesday.
Athens was it's usually hectic and crazy race self. It was really dark
and really wet and I was too far back picking my nose when the winning
move went. Will tried super hard to get across but the gap was to big
so the whole team chased. And chased. And chased some more. It was to
no avail. In the final sprint bodies were flying everywhere and as
someone fell right in front of me, I decided to see what that felt
like and do it too. It didn't feel that sweet and now my swollen foot
continues to throb.
All in all Athens is always exciting and this year was no different.
Hopefully I'll be able to continue updating during the week but I
wouldn't get my hopes up if I were you.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

This is just too much.

I didn't care much for the Tiger Woods story, but this part of it is just unexcusable, unbelievable, unforgivable and makes me sick. I didn't know Tiger was a white, middle age police officer.

Have I mentioned that Athens is this weekend? Oh yes it is. I am only doing Athens, not any of the rest of speedweek. Instead I am flying to NM to compete in the Tour of the Gila and unfortunately I saw that these guys were registered also...FML.

The Legend is rolling into town tonight, so I better start practicing my dart skills.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Battenkill

I just bought Super Mario Bros 3 and I had to force myself to put down the controller to update my blog. That is what I call dedication.
This past weekend Team Mountain Khakis fueled by Jittery Joes went up to upstate NY to compete in the 120 mile half pavement/ half gravel all hilly road race. I don't even know what to say about this race other than my hands were really cold for a while.
166 racers started and I believe only 50 some finished. The race was super fast from the gun and stayed fast the entire time. We finished the race in 5 hours and considering how hilly the course was and how much dirt/mud there was that is a fast pace.
The weather started out about 40 and overcast, but at about mile 40, it started pouring and the dirt roads turned to mud and my hands became so numb that i could barely shift my gears. It rained for about an hour and during that hour I was near tears and wondering why the f I do stuff like this. Thankfully the rain stopped and once my hands were dry I found myself still wondering why I do stuff like this.
The race is a pure attrition race and Joey and myself managed to finish in the lead group for 22 and 26th. We were happy just to finish as a ton of people did not.

We have the Honda Insight up and running for the season now. Pretty neat car, and it still gets almost 30 miles to the gallon with 5 bikes on the roof.

On the way up to race we stayed at the Lea's house and they converted and old barn into a guest house/weight room. It was amazing there and they are awesome for letting us crash there.

I'm sad that I have to clean my bike now.

and my shoes...

Joey and me after the finish. I'm not goosing him, I promise.


This saturday is ATHENS TWILIGHT!!!!!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Off to the beach

Uh and I are off in a few hours to Hilton Head SC. Yes I know we aren't leaving until 9pm but my wonderful wife is taking a photography class and the first class was tonight. I didn't realize Hilton Head was an island until just last night. I'm wondering if I will be a candidate...
We are going there for a infectious disease conference. I am very excited for the conference as it will give me ample time to train. Hopefully I can get off the island by bicycle.
Things have been good for the week that I have been home. I did a landscaping project, caught up with some friends and did the Boone Roubaix which is a very cool bike race. You can read about it here.
Looking forward to Battenkill in a week and a half. Just going to make sure I bring an extra pair of shoes this year.

Thursday, April 01, 2010