Taco Tuesday and Four Saints Cherry Sour.
Month: October 2018
Oct. 29, 2018
Early voting, why haven’t I done this before?
1.5 hours recovery ride
Oct. 28, 2018
NCCX #6 Boonetown Throw Down
The course was very wet. in fact in spots I was a cartoon character, turning teh cranks over, wheel spinning, but not moving forward at all. On one hill climb, I was pedalling and going backwards.
5th second place this season, but today I was disappointed, the guy that has won every race was “cat-ed” up and no one in field has beat me this year… I got a horrible start, missed my pedal and fell to about 7th off the line. I sprinted my way and by the first time over the barriers I had a lead of about 10 yards, but as soon as we hit the real slop, a guy on a mountain bike was on my tail. We traded the lead over the first lap until I crashed on a railroad tie, and he rode away… I never caught him! I was first on a cyclocross bike!
Oct. 27, 2018
NCCX #4 at Lenior. My race was like ground hog day, first rode away, I finished second.
Oct. 26, 2018
American Adventurist Appalachian Rendezvous
Oct. 25, 2018
I was checking the students out on the new Nikon SU-800 Commanders and couldn’t find a good video, so we did a live demo instead.
Oct. 24, 2018
I have a shoe brand preference. I went to run at lunch and opened the back of the truck – running is blue, tennis is white and work is grey, all Asics.
Oct. 23, 2018
Hunter’s Moon after tennis
Oct. 22, 2018
Riding with cows. Recovery ride, all small ring.
Oct. 21, 2018
Race #3 of NCCX – as you can see second again.
Race report: This week was in Davidson, another new course for me (I skipped last year) and another interesting start. I got the call up and moved way left of the previous winner to avoid being chopped again. I didn’t get a great start and missed my pedal, so my sprint was me catching up, as we closed in on the first right turn, a guy to the left of me kept squeezing over, I gave a little elbow to make sure he knew I was there, then he leaned into me, so I had to lean back…. That pissed him off and he started yelling at me. WTF! This guy is no where near the podium, why so aggressive? Anyway, I got around him and settled into second place…. halfway through the lap I see a rider miss a turn and it’s the leader… I bury myself to build a gap (why I don’t know, since he is WAY faster than me) and come to the end of lap 1 in the lead… but he passes me and third place is on my heels… my mind starts negative thoughts “maybe I can finish third this week” – wait forget that and I hammer the next flat and build a gap over third… the rest of lap 2 and 3 I continue to build my gap over third while passing riders in the field in front of me. In fact, I would have finished 4th or 5th in the field that started 1 minute in front of ours.
Again a great day racing bikes!
Finished the day at D9 Brewing – sampling flights of sour beers!