it's just about here! the 2006 racing season is upon us.
well, i guess for some of us, the season started with froze toes last weekend...naaah. that's just a slap in face for everyone to WAKE UP! next weekend, the sylvan springs crit is really the local season opener for roadies, and the weekend after that is the first mountain bike race in our area, the rim wrecker at council bluff.
yee haw! there is always a bit of electricity in the air at the season openers, don't you think? mix anticipation, uncertainty, nervousness, etc., and you have a lot of emotional energy. there is always the question marks...am i in shape? is everyone else in shape? did i tighten those stem bolts or did i forget to do that when i was distracted by a rerun of the a-team??
i'm pretty excited, on both the road and off-road fronts, because i have new bikes and new teams. on the road, i'm racing with the merli clan and mr. nagy on team dogfish. i haven't had a team to race with in a number of years. off-road, i'm glad to have the asthetically pleasing orange and blue of kona. i think orange is a good color for me.
if you're racing here in st. louis in 2006, you'd better get your lycra-clad butt in gear, because it never gets any easier, and you wouldn't want it to.