Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I have a serious problem...

But I am ready for the bike apocalypse.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Little Elk Creek Road...

Is my favorite road aroudnd here on which to ride my bike. Two miles of beautiful, sinuous, roller-coaster bliss. Especially when the sky unexpectedly looks like this.

Today, this road came right after I ran over a live squirrel only to see it run off afterward, and right before I saw a guy using a fly-fishing pole in the middle of a field.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

baker's dozen...

Despite my ability to talk shit and sandbag with the best of you all, I have never won a race.

That changed yesterday at Baker's Dozen. 24 laps, 13 hours, 3 teammates, and we won with a lap to spare. Fuck yeah. I don't pretend to think that I won this race. I just got lucky by convincing Lauri and Slick Rick - two individuals with too many individual and team victories to list - to ride with me. Talk about standing on the shoulders of giants. Either way it feels good to finally have won a race after 5 or 6 years of taking this sport kind of seriously.

I've had a few podiums along the way - each one a great experience in its own way. But it feels good to win. I know a lot of the cyclists reading this blog are either naturally talented, super hard workers, have been at it for a while, or are tremendous sandbaggers. And as such have, as such, tallied up a few wins in their cycling careers. I just hope it still feels as good after the first time.

Many thanks to the DCCofD / FZK members, and many congratulations to the other who marched victorious. I think our entourage took top honors in 3 categories, with some other stellar podiums on top of the wins. And thanks to Tom, Jimbo, and Amy - who did a great job supporting and deserve equal credit for all results.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

BLT Night

Homemade bread, thick cut bacon, sandwiches the size of your head.

Shopping for Baker's Dozen

A lot of people have a lot of ideas when it come to race nutrition. For me, junk food works best. And bananas.