This is from last year, but tommorrow should look pretty much the same.
Camping was a blast, but I don’t have the mental capacity for an update at the moment.
Leaving the beach for 4 days camping in the desert. Despite reports to the contrary, it does get cold in the desert and lows are looking in the mid-30’s. Hopefully we don’t freeze!
There is a 10 mile climb right out of the campsite
We did the drive in one shot. Haley was still not 100% on Friday and we were not at all ready to go, so we banged the whole dang thang out on Saturday. The car thermometer read as low as 0 and as high as 70. After trying them both, I prefer 70.
The bikes were filthy from all the salt on the roads in Utah.
Did the group ride this morning with about 200 other yahoos, a bit different than the winter rides in the UC. Got dropped by some old dudes at one point, but came back with a vengeance. Yeahhh!! It is all about group rides. I don’t know why I bother pinning on a number.
Anyway, best wishes for a very merry and I’ll update when it feels like the right thing to do.
Big drive back to the LBC coming up. Not sure if we’ll hit the road tonight or do it band-aid style tommorrow. Band-aid means ripping it off all at once. More painful, but takes less time. It is pretty tempting to make our way to St. George tonight, but that means paying for a hotel room.
I was going to do a post about whiners who complain about “pros” racing master’s at cross nats. I won’t do a whole post about it, but it’s pretty much like, umm, hey, suck it up!! Yeah, those guys train more than you, but they are not pros. They are age-groupers who have decided to dedicate more of their life to cycling than you have. If you really need a stars-n-stripes jersey that bad, order one on ebay or go race the 55+ tandem nationals, or 60+ sport women’s downhill nationals or something.
Hopefully that will elicit some comments. And I just may lose the argument, since I won’t be around to get the last word.
Oh yeah and Tyler Hamilton is going to Rock Racing. No such thing as bad publicity!
Oh yeah (again), and yesterday people found this page by searching:
NetZero Cycling (yeah, baby!!)
Dry Mormon (fair enough)
Ryan Barrett Male Model (I wouldn’t make this stuff up!!)
I will try to do some updates from the road, so Sandy doesn’t have to get on my case.
I can’t get the click through to work, but I think that only validates the point.
You can go to Mark’s Page and click through there to find out if your site outdoes mine.
Oh yeah, T-Minus One Day.
Home today. Kelly and Haley are down for the count. Thus far, Morgan and I are ok.
I guess life throws you curveballs and all you can do is swing away.
Hopefully everybody is better in a hurry…
The weekend was good. Spent Saturday mostly shopping. Probably not my favorite activity. Actually, I was mostly watching the girls while Kelly and Sleevie shopped. I had a mental image of the two of them arm-in-arm, skipping through the mall, and trying on clothes, but they swear it didn’t go down that way. In any case, the image is forever burned in mind, and whenever I need a laugh…
That night, Mr. Dingman told me I’d be okay shopping full-time and that training is overrated. Thanks, coach.
Speaking of people that don’t train that much, Bart Gillespie is my hero; and if you are a full time worker bee with illusions of riding well, he should be yours too. Or he might just make you jealous. Either way, 7th at ‘cross nats is impressive. Big ups to everyone else who went and battled out there as well.
Sunday was pretty low-key. Haley got a bit sick on Saturday night, so I stayed home with the girls while Kelly went and taught her class at church. Then, I went for the best ride I’ve done in months. I am pretty sure I squeezed 3 hours of riding into 2:15. Yeah, it was rad. Please don’t tell me it was cold because when the sun shines (as it did) and you dress properly, it has to get really cold to be “too cold”. Was that a run-on sentence?
Anyway, the countdown continues…