Friday, December 13, 2013

Rex finds Hanna a curiosity

Whenever Hanna comes to visit, Rex will not leave her alone for quite some time.  On Friday, he would find any way he could to be on top of her.  He is sneaky at first, just slowly moving forward until he's touching her in some way, then crawls all over.  He's every bit of 60 pounds, too.  Just a big, loveable sack of potatoes shaped like a dog.

Photobombs by Hanna

Don't leave your phone unattended around Hanna.  It was a cute photobomb, though.

Car Watching: Aston Martin

Ah, Chesterfield.  How you do entice me with your excellent assortment of automotive taste.

Broken stuff

 (photo by Mike Dawson)
This was how I started Sunday at the Missouri State Championship Cyclocross race.
And this was how I ended it.

I fell soon after the photo was taken.  Not hard at all.  Just twisted my ankle 90 degrees to my leg on the way down.  Felt (and heard!) it pop.  Had some very kind people escort me to my car, drove myself to Urgent Care, and x-rays confirmed that my fibula was broken.

It hurts.  But it will only be 3 weeks before I can put weight on it.  That's New Years Day for those that are counting.  After that, it's a new assault on mountain bike racing.  It's time to do what I have to do.

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Queeny Park Bubba Cross Race

Thanks to Ryan Barr for the fantastic photo!

After last weeks horrendous race in Chesterfield, I was hoping to redeem myself in Queeny Park today.  Queeny usually presents a pretty fun course, and today the Big Shark boys did not disappoint.  It was super fun!  Still, I only finished in 8th place, but it truly was my best and for that I have to be satisfied. 

Next weekend is the State Championship race, and it's being held at my second favorite venue:  St. Vincents.  One big problem:  weather.  It's supposed to take a turn for the worse.  Oh well.  My best is all I got!!

Onward and upward.