Sunday, September 28, 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Thanks Mrs K for your hard work, it was fun for everyone and a fitting tribute to someone who is loved so much.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Thanks to Mike Dawson for more awesome photos!
I have never done both days at the Hermann Cyclocross race. I just don't have it in me. 2014 was different, though. I signed up for both days. The weather was cooperative, but the body was not. I knew as soon as I stepped out of the car that I was in trouble. I busted out and did what I could, and it was not as good as Saturday night. First lap shows me cresting the stairs (which were twice as hard as the stairs we ran Saturday night!).
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Random shot of me, at least she didn't focus in on my nose hairs.
It was a killer five-way race at the front tonight. At one point, I crashed into another rider who had crashed in the sand pit. Ouch. Somehow, I fought back to the leaders, made a move, and finished 2nd. My heart rate hit 185 bpm for the last two minutes of the race, and averaged 175 for the entire 42 minutes.
Cyclocross is HARD!
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Monday, September 08, 2014
Thanks Mike Dawson for the great photos!
'Cross season typically gets started around these part in Alton. Wild Trak Bikes puts on a three-weekend series and it's a good one. The first is at Rock Bridge park, a historic place with much beauty and elevation change. The first photo shows me in my usual glory, taking a lap at the front and throwing caution to the wind.
Next week, Hermann Dogfish Cyclocross!
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Monday, September 01, 2014
Never leave your phone alone!
Eli in his TOO-COOL pose.
Every year since 2005, we've had kids in the Gateway cup races. Hanna and Tyson started then in the 4 and 5 year old groups. Eli started just a couple of years later in the little guys group. The older kids have become too old for the kids races, leaving Eli as the only one. Fine by him.
He and I did sprints one night a couple of weeks ago, and he's taken that bit of instruction to it's obvious conclusion: he's one fast kid in a straight line. He mopped up on Friday night at Lafayette Square, and did the same thing on Saturday at St. Francis. Then a funny thing happened....he didn't race The Hill. That's the one place we have never missed. But, we did a family outing to Johnson's Shut-Ins so that's compensation. Still, it was a little weird to miss The Hill.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Saturday, August 09, 2014
I find that a lot when visiting the in-laws. Like the board games and records from the 50's. It's like they have a time machine sometimes. It makes me wish that things were still made to last....and it makes me wish we could take care of things better, because lord knows we don't.