Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursday, November 02, 2017
I was doing a little cyclocross action on a Tuesday night. I rounded a corner and there was a lady walking a big ol' Standard Poodle. He was a pretty thing, really tall, brown, and...on his hind legs. I surprised them, and you know what happens when you surprise a dog.
I skirted him pretty well and thought I'd gotten by. But as he came down, his mouth grabbed my leg, super quick, by my hip pointer on my left hip. Bam. He bit me and I never missed a pedal stroke.
I kept riding. I was cussing of course. It hurt a bit but not bad. I was wearing bib shorts so it wasn't easy to pull them down and look for damage. There was no blood, how bad could it be?
Well, it was kinda bad when I finally looked at it a little while later.
I didn't say anything really, and I didn't want to chase the lady down. I was in no danger of turning into a Standard Poodle, like a Were-Poodle or anything. I saw no reason to berate the woman or cause any trouble.
I will say dog bites kinda suck. I'll have some permanent blots on my leg. I will, however, survive.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017
I started the day with Mo' Money, Mo Money, Mo Money!
Not true. I started the day by looking out at the dreary day wondering if I should actually go race the cross race at Pierre Marquette. I mustered the courage and drove all the way the hell up the River Road. The course wasn't a sloppy mess, so that was good, though there were plenty of mud holes by the time we finished our race. But the wind was whipping at 20+ and the course was flat as a pancake. Bad for this dude. I managed another win in the 50+ and tried my best to take the overall but I lost contact with two younger dudes and that was that.
There were two red, one white, and one black. They looked quite good.
What I'm not doing tonight is cleaning my muddy bike. That will have to come another day, when energy is in greater supply.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
A couple more hills and I reach the destination. Stairclub. Today the temps are low and the trash has been more or less cleared.
But not the walnuts. They abound. They're everywhere! I took a stroll up and down the steps to sweep them away. I bet I cleared 50 of them.
Quivering quads and all, I conquered the stairs and head home. But not before hitting the fountain at Wehner again. And of course there were a few more sprints on the way home. It's all fun and games until they turn off the water for the winter!
Monday, October 09, 2017
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
Installed one of these.
Replaced a bunch of these.
Drove this. Boy was that memorable!
Paused to take in the irony.
Fueled up with this.
Paused to ponder the peacefulness (in my spot, no doubt).
Rode this. Hard. Best to clear the mind.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
It could be dry. Hot, humid, dusty, sticky or arid.
The mud could be as thick as peanut butter. Or worse, Nutella.
It could be raining cats and dogs or goats and sheep.
It could be snowing, ice could be forming, and your winter clothes might be inadequate.
Who knows, the astronomers could be wrong and there could be another eclipse?
Or Dog willing, it could be bright, sunny and absolutely stunning!
But be certain of this: There will be Cyclocross and your life will be better for it.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Can't argue with success, eh?