Friday, September 14, 2012
I've been busy with my impending return to paying large amounts of money for a white piece of paper with a number on it that allows me to ride in some form of a circle ( or multiple circles ) with other people that have paid for their piece of paper as fast as we can and then look at our names on a list printed on another piece of paper and clap for the ones who receive a hat, or grips, or perhaps even $50 bucks for their efforts around said circle. The Gin and Trombones is ready, the R-Pod is packed, and 6 hrs later, Liza and I should be in Brevard. The last race I've done was the Leadville Money Grab 100 ( not a circular race... ) and am excited to see how the legs are doing. I've been putting in a couple of miles here and there. Mainly I'm just excited to ride my bike in the mountains with a bunch of like minded individuals. Not planning on running it wide open- cruising with my Old Spice team mate and enjoying the day is what I've got in mind. After the race is the real attraction though. We'll be camping all weekend with Cal Naughton and "The Real Matt Lee". Looking forward to using the R-Pod at a campground and relaxing with friends and family for awhile. A much needed get away might be what the doctor prescribed. What better place to do all that than Pisgah?
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
So....even though I'm trying to focus on cyclocross this winter, Double Dare is still calling me. It's really hard to spend October doing one hour races when there is so much good mountain bike riding to be done then. I may be talking myself into pushing cross season back to starting in November. No biggie, my big priority races don't start till January anyway. Problem #1 with Double Dare is that my partner in crime has vowed to never do that race again (Not my fault). Problem #2 is that I'm signed up for a 24 hr race the following weekend. The 24 hr is on a 4 man team though so it won't be too big a deal. However, I will have to be careful to ride around and enjoy myself (?) at Double Dare instead of burying myself like usual. I can do that. Ride a bike all day for fun and see what happens. No problem. I do need a partner though. So...if anyone is interested in riding around Pisgah in beautiful weather all day for two days kinda medium paced (aka- "Relaxed Fast") let me know. I'm not planning on riding hard enough to win, but do want to ride all day and still get as many checkpoints as possible. It would be nice to be able to lay down and rest after this one instead of laying awake that night beat all to hell like last year.
Anyways- let me know if you want to team up...