Tuesday, March 17, 2009

tuesday night worlds

rocky: don't take my photo, i've done nothing with my hair!
rosco: this spot gives me a better view of the toilet.
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i raced the tuesday night training crit for the first time in a year tonight. it seemed like such a nice day that i couldn't miss it. it was great to catch up with old friends and see some new faces. a lot of people commented on the old schwinn, and i think ryan pirtle would have actually ridden off on it had i laid it down...he's a little big for it, too, so i'm safe.
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it was a big night, with tons of riders present. for me, at least, it was hard. i never like to ride in the back, so i found myself near the front but not quite doing any leading. i really just followed moves and bridged really short gaps. that was enough for me, i was spent. i did have fun, even if ryan hermsmeyer pimped me at the line for 20th or 21st or something like that. i vow to get him back in the coming weeks. either that or i will make him ride mountain bikes again. that'll teach him.
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i think i rode better because the kakouris cheering section was in full effect. the beautiful mrs k and friend cristal brought the kids over in the bike trailers. tyson, the big boy that he is, rode his own bike. as we started home, it was getting dark and we even ran into grandma on her bike! well, we didn't physically run into her. she was out on her Lime getting some exercise.
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once i got home, i had to leave again to visit the mad professor and that's always a treat. he gave me armloads of stuff to sell and we had some laughs as usual.
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ah, the day is long. this was a good long.

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