Tuesday, September 27, 2011

"On the run from johnny law, aint no trip to cleveland."

Trails by the jail- Richzilla glued to my rear wheel, both us spinnin crazed (but neither skipping the tech lines), like two cons just exscaped from prison running from coon dogs. Ever seen the movie Bottlerocket? If ever turned to a life of crime, the Lawn Wranglers is the where its at. Need you one of them yellow jump suits? I have.

No yellow jumps suit here, but blue-yellow lacra is close enough

photo circa Skinny Ski

Dodged an RZ bullet yesterday. Pirate woulda been upset and used it against me at will... Ricoh vs Misphit. LCR, it's all about the intra-team factions. Outside world is secondary.

Up next- Couch/ Vikes/ practise my YAG cx moves in the local park. All I really want to achieve is bunny hop 18" high like RS once did. I'm scart.

Bike season in about 3 months. Lookin forward to frozen camelbacks, vaseline lubed toes, and dud heaters... Jack, we ever get a sponsor for them heaters?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Taking Back the White Hous

Oath of Office- Speak the language, defend the office, collect points, hide.

Cheq40- More to come later, but it's good to be president.

Congrats to all riddlers that partook. Specially those that haven't toed any line of late (Habs, Brendan O), my Bro for taking it on with a bad wing, my Sister for the podium effort, and Fitz for leading the Rebecca train to the finish. Thanks to Dawn, my folks, and the Barsness family for use of their cabin.

Pic has nothing to do with Cheq, but a reason I like riding gravel.

                                        On top of the world- A Goat, and his guy

Friday, September 9, 2011

"Stare at it too long...

... and you'll go blind." (Whata smart phone will do to you- ask the Bike Hermit)

                A Goat, not The Goat.

Maplelag/ aka Laddies Loppet/ aka Series race at Callaway/ aka Richard's Family opens up house and home to mtb racing.

Many visits to Maplelag. Last two years have been very enjoyable... Dawn and sKids had great times. This year nogo with big first days of school looming...

Trip up this year with Eddie/ team socialite. We got a good preride in, short track heckle, family style meals, and the wander aimless/ run into people/ chat/ continue to wander... Learned how to use wi-fi as well...

Race plot- 1:30PM takes forever... Off start hung out in back, mistake. Hit the lake drops and some that never ridden were surprised. Result was got hung up and a gap developed. Tried not to tweek, knowing it's a long 2 laps. Rest of lap legs were like spinning squares. Didn't care that I was giving up spots, due to the great trails that Jay Richards has developed. It's tight, twisty, root infested, old school trail. Makes you either ride with a grin, or a death grip.

Lap 2, got warmed up, ended strong (passed some, got passed by none). Finished with some gas in tank.

Allinall, no matter how you race, the great trails make the ride worthy. I think I was 19th place, mid pack, wanting a 3rd lap.

Fast forward to yesterday. WTR. Thurs night race hosted by KORC. Showed up 5 min before start. Ha. Go! Off start from no warm up, legs responded. What? The entire 1.5 hr race eyes bleeding/ legs gave it. Was even able to reel Barry T back in... 3rd to Barry and Fisher. Huh. I need to do the none warm up, go, more often I spose.

Got some quality time with RW Memorial today. Stairway to Heaven, really loose and sketch, what a treat. Canada's downhill trail backwards, Ricoh style.

Up next- (For sures) Presidential Election, St Cloud, LCR Levis Beatdown Fest.

Qpete, tweek on...