Monday, October 29, 2012

Look out Pros!

So last year I bought an international license to race the Masters Worlds in Louisville.

I want to get my money's worth, so I decided then that I wanted to use this as a opportunity to race with the big boys. I wanted to see how I stack up while I am healthy and fit, training a lot and maybe at my fastest.

Bjet is such an inspiration to me. She has been racing in the top ranks locally for years, and I am so proud of her when she gets a top-15 and finishes on the lead lap.

I am amazed at the level of quality and talent. Locally, I feel confident that I could race myself onto a podium of a CX race any day of the week. Then I go to CapCity and I am lucky to get a top 6 or 7. Then I got to OVCX and I am lucky to even break the top 20 or 30. Now I am looking at these UCI events and I will be lucky to finish a lap or two down! Then those guys go to Europe and are lucky if they finish in the top 20. Wow!

I'll keep you abreast of what it is like to race at the top. By the way, Joachim Parbo is having a clinic at Devou Thursday night. he's a cool dude. Love him! He has furry legs.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Don't mess with Texas Armadillaz

Some artwork from the artist Oscar Morris, created for Art Cranks.

Reminded me of my trips to Austin. One trip I saw a squashed Armadillo in the bike lane. Grosskins.