I don’t have too much to say about the road race. 104 miles, pretty flat. I felt awesome, but I got the feeling another team did not want me to race. We left the finale in the hands of teammates Ben and Marc and they stuffed it pretty bad. I can say that kind of stuff because they know it’s true; and we’ve all been there/done that!
The field went into MS 150 mode once the break was gone, so I rolled away with the guy from Taxi Driver:
Tommy Nelson of American RADD Idol
We caught another group that had done the same thing and I ended up something like 8th. We had 4 guys in the top 10, but you know, that doesn’t make me feel all giddy like winning does.
Mike Sohm (Porculized) was the big winner. Awesome job to a tough cookie.
Sunday was the TTT. 52 miles on a TT bike belonging to someone 4 inches smaller than you sure makes your bum sore. I think I know where Soft Cell came up with that song “Tainted Love” now. In any case, our “B Team” took our “A Team” to school by 3 seconds. Unfortunately, both teams got whomped by American RADDDDD and wound up 2nd and 3rd. I felt good again, which is nice.
Between all that biking, I had a great time. Tried the Raspberry Shake at LaBeau’s as per J_E’s advice, and yeah, that was some good stuff. As he has noted, my kids pretty well terrorized the otherwise idyllic Bear Lake area.
In other news, I received word that the Sundance side of Alpine Loop is open:
Along with this note:
>Top of the loop bee-atch<
Nice. Too bad I don’t have time to haul myself up there.