today's race in cape girardeau, missouri was a good one. very hard fought, as all of the players in our area were out in the old man class. the john's (rines and matthews) just don't let me win. they work me over and it's pretty tough since they're both better single track riders than i am. finally, with only about a 1/4 mile to go, i got clear and won. i was cramping, i was tired, i was seeing stars, but i did it.
how? my cheering section, of course. the little ones shown above, along with the beautiful mrs k, shouted loud enough every time i went by to be heard as far south as memphis and as far north as barnhart. on the last lap, when things were looking grim, it was just what i needed to make it happen.