Lots of haps in the bike racing world. National Crit titles this weekend. I am predicting a repeat for Bahati. Dude is just too fast. The only way I see him losing is if the other teams are smart (not likely!) and put it together that they need to roll a break without him. The amateur race is always a cluster and I won’t predict a winner there. I will predict lots of crashing though. Yeah, Nostradumass.
Beyond that, we have a little race here in Utah next week. It looks like I’ll be man-ing a booth. I’m sure it will be tough watching the boys battle it out, but ultimately it wasn’t meant to be this year. I do plan on ditching the booth for a bit and doing the amateur crit the last day though. A big shout to all the Utah-pians in the event, and if pressed to pick a weiner, I’ll go with Louder for the repeat. Crack Rock Racing will be tough though. And of course, I’d love to see Burke pull it off! I hope some of the Utah amateurs can bring some pain and pull off a big result somewhere along the line.
Oh yeah, and there’s some big mountain bike race in Colorado this weekend. At least it’s a big race now that Colorado State Champion Lance Armstrong is attending. Good luck to everyone heading to Leadville. I hope you secure the beltbuckle of your dreams. Since I am predicting all over the map, I guess Lance is going to crush. I would prefer to see Weins smoke him again. Or a new jack, but if I were putting money on it, I wouldn’t go that route.
As for me, I will probably spend the weekend in relaxation mode. Maybe an Alpine Loop to spice up my life, play with the kids, perhaps that haircut I’ve been dreaming of.