Friday, March 10, 2006

start your engines!

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.

8 comments:

J.V. Cycling said...

I gots you in my sights boy.....

tk said...

aim higher than a 39-year-old family man, dude! :)

J.V. Cycling said...

You know you will give me a run for my money on the MTB this year. Hell, I know you will take me more than I beat you on the MTB.

tk said...

ah, i'm glad you're going to race off-road again. it was very cool in 2001-2002 when we had 20 fast guys at each race, 6 or 7 of which could win. hope to see you at council bluffs the 26th!

J.V. Cycling said...

It could happen. I am doing a road race in Springfield on Saturday so I might be able to squeeze it in. By the way, I just confirmed for Sea Otter so I need to race the MTB at least once before then.

tk said...

yee haw! that should be great. do you still have a pro license or are you racing expert?

J.V. Cycling said...

I still have the pro card. I know...stupid. On another note, I noticed Michael Weiss (SRM Simplon Team) will be there. I wonder if there is any relation? You know, in an Office Space sort of way.

tk said...

there's also an ice skater name michael weiss. no relation, but we knew that since ice skaters really need poise and grace....