Let’s see…I left off in the Steezy Jeezy. It was a good trip. Quick and busy!! 42 hours door-to-door, with 19 or 20 hours in a tent, 8 hours of driving, 3.5 on a bike…oh, and sleep, I gotta sleep.
I got in pretty late (for an old dude), but we had a plan for Saturday morning and we had to execute. Off to collegiate nationals to watch our Alma Mater put it down. I did the math (not my specialty) and it was 17 years ago that I went off to Marian College (now University). Meaning some of the kids on the current team were in diapers. Ooof. Anyway, they killed it and it was fun to watch.
I really feel U-SAC should put more emphasis on collegiate racing. And more colleges should get involved. This would be the best way for the bulk of cyclists to develop, in my opinion. Running off to Europe after high school is great, but most of us can’t make the protour thing work out. So, if people could get school did and race at a high level at the same time, it’s a win-win.
Sunday, we went to church and mostly hung out the rest of the day. I was pretty worked. And maybe a little cranky.
Since then, it’s been mostly worky-jerky and a little riding. Kelly’s racing at Sundance tonight, so pretty stoked on that. Hoping the weather holds. We’ve had beautiful weather the bulk of the day the past couple days, with major storms blowing in and out of nowhere. Today’s supposed to be the same. It’s weird, it’ll be sunny and 70, then the wind picks up, rain starts, the temp drops 20 degrees and an hour later, it’s warm again.
That’s all I have for now. Have a stupendous day.
Yup, I’m down at St. George and being “on the road” and all, gotta post.
We hit out around 5:45 this morning. Me and my pal Shelby, that is. On that note, it’s been great having someone to travel with. Much nicer than rolling solo.
Anyway, we are down working the expo at Ironman St. George. We got to the expo around 9:30. The only hiccup was that the product we were here to represent and give samples of did not arrive. After some calls, it turned out to be “out for delivery”. We lucked out and it arrived around 11:00 and we rocked it all day.
The expo went until 7:00 and we made a hasty exit to sneak in a bike ride. Pedaling was followed by Cafe Rio and umm, here we are. All in a day’s work, eh.
Seeing lots of friends around the expo got me thinking pretty seriously about doing the event next year. Yeah, seriously. Geek bike and compression socks, here we come!
Sorry, not on the best blogging form lately.
Things have been trucking along okay. Should have some better blog material in the next couple days. Kelly is doing her first EVER mountain bike race tonight. For those that don’t know, she was quite accomplished on the track and road back in the day, but having spent the past 8 years breeding and a few years supporting me in between, plus only having ridden off-road a couple times ever, it should be exciting. I’m excited anyway. She’s a little nervous, which is fun.
Tomorrow super duper early, I am heading down to St. Jeezy to work the IMSG expo. I have a partner rolling down with me and helping in the booth, so that should be good. Coming back Friday night (yes, not staying for the race) and then Saturday, we are heading up to watch collegiate nationals in Ogden. I wanted to race Antelope Island (insert self-serving reference to past wins here), but I think it will be good to go support the collegiate event and see what’s become of our little collegiate cycling program! So many memories there.
Don’t start playing “Glory Days”, just yet.
In other news, I guess it’s snowing here today. Not here, just yet, but everywhere close by, so I imagine it’s coming. It was 80 day before yesterday. Happy May Day!
Yeah, it’s Wednesday, but I won’t be home until Thursday.
It’s been snowing pretty much all day and basically every flight at DIA is delayed. I am now schedule to leave at 12:20am. Meaning I should get home around 3:00 or 3:30. Sweet beans.
I’m just not that person who goes crazy about it. I mean it snowed. It sucks. I won’t get much sleep, but (most likely) I’m going to get home and be safe and with my family. So I get to hang out in the airport for 6 hours or so. Not such a big deal really.
We had a pretty epic drive this morning. It took 3 hours+ to get to CO Springs from Boulder. Otherwise, the day was pretty uneventful. Lots of slide-offs and what-not, but we weren’t involved.
Anyway, I don’t have a lot to report, just doing my usual “on the road” daily post. Pretty jazzed to get home.
back in Colorado.
Speaking of which…It was in the 60′s when I came here in January. It has gotten colder every trip since and they got 18″ of snow yesterday (in town). Luckily I missed that, but we’re due for another 4-6 tonight. What the heck-o?
Anyway, thanks to one of my longest term blog readers I have a free place to stay just outside of Boulder and only a few miles from my new sub/tech rep, who I am traveling with this trip. How convenient!! Thanks, hombre. This should probably make all of you other blog-readers think “what can I do for the turbo?”. Or not.
It is a little weird for me staying in an empty condo by myself I must say. I think I’m just used to having some background noise (read: chaos) around me.
Anyway, today we toured Ft Collins and Boulder and tomorrow it’s off to Colorado Spring and Dirty Denver. I’ll fly home late tomorrow night. Yes, 9:00 is late for me.
Trying to motivate myself to go for a run tonight. We’ll see. I can pretty well guarantee I won’t do anything tomorrow, so it would be good. On the other hand, it’s cold as outside and I am freezing sitting here inside, so umm, it’s going to take some motivation. Or if I just get really bored, that could work too.
Anyway, not a whole lot of news to report.
There was a terrible, no good tragedy yesterday. So thankful that none of my family and friends in the area were hurt, but so heartbroken for those less fortunate. Like Mr. Rogers said “look for the helpers”…there are way more good people than evil out there.
Yesterdee…I should say I have started writing all my “days” with a Utah accent, so yeah, yesterdee, also known as Saturdee, I got a big ride in. 4.5 hours, ~80 miles…Lots of wind! That’s the longest ride I’ve done all year. I felt horrible at the start, probably on account of skiing all day the day before. I got better and better throughout and felt downright good the last hour though. This is also a first for the year… Typically I’ve been struggling towards the end. So yeah, I think I’m getting some fitness banked up.
Last night, we had a get together with Kelly’s family for Piper’s birthday. It was oodles of fun and she (Pip) made out like a bandit, of course.
This morning (Sundee), I watched the Amstel Gold race while getting ready for church. Sadly, church didn’t go too well. Piper didn’t want to go to class, so I had to sit with her and eventually I took her and Rory home. So here I am. Kelly, Haley, and Morg should be back in half an hour or so and I think Kelly’s going for a ride with her dad this afternoon. Then, we’re supposed to do recommend interview this evening.
Still thinking to finally kick off the race season next weekend. I rode the course in the opposite direction yesterday and it’s in horrible condition…potholes, gravel, cattle grates- just my style! If it’s as windy as yesterday, I think I could do something. We’ll see though. Still have a trip to Colorado this week to get through first!
Thanks for the reminder, hombre.
I think I left off like a week ago and um, lots has happened since. As usual.
Gotta make it quick, so I am going to mostly skip all that. Ok, Piper turned 3, that was a big deal…I did some work, I’ve been riding pretty regularly. Oh yeah, I went for a run on Monday…hadn’t really run in probably 6-8 weeks and then we did 7 miles. Fudge, I was not expecting to get that sore. Funny how fast I turned back into a cyclist. Sort of.
Today…was glorious! We scored some passes to Deer Valley. It’s nice to have friends!! They are closing this weekend, so we had to get them used. Really fun to go to a new resort. Place is huge. It was a beautiful warm and sunny day. Kelly’s mom was kind enough to watch the kids. I am eternally grateful. It feels like I went on vacation!
I took a couple diggers after lunch, just getting lazy. Otherwise, I think I was probably skiing as well as ever, which isn’t saying all that much. Kelly has improved a ton this year. She was kicking my ass by the end of today. What else is new, right?
Anyway, if it’s not apparent, we had a good ‘ol time.
Due to go for a big ride first thing tomorrow morning. We’ll see how this old body holds up. Maybe try racing next week???
I’ll try to be more on the ball going forward, sports fans. Thanks for your support.