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Saturday, September 10, 2005

Kona Global 24 Hr Championships

I will dress and undress about 10 times today! Dry clothes are key, nothing is worse than putting on a sweaty piece of lycra!

Ross is having stomach problems, eating everything is start. "I think my belly hurts from draggin on the top tube" Ross states as he takes a egg burritto down.

The one and only face behind www.drunkcyclist.com, Big Johnny!

(Current) It is 11:46 pm and we are back on track. We were down by 12 minutes at one point, trailing the 3D/Tamarack Squad, and were forced to put on an attack to try to close the gap. The result was 4 screaming fast laps that put us up by about 13 minutes. This changing back and forth of the lead stuff is getting stressful but everyone is amped up and working flawlessly. That's it for now.... into the wee hours of the morning and it is freezing out here in the mtns!

Team Meeting!

Team Drunk cyclist Showing off the "Goods"

Right now I am so jacked up on adrenaline, caffeine, endorphines and nerves I can't even begin to explain, let alone type! Ladies and Gentleman, we have a wireless connection, so stay tuned as I give you live updates from the Kona Global 24 Hr Championships here in Winter Park Colorado.

Ross Heading out on his "hot" lap.

It is 6:00 pm and are into our second rotation. The laps are ticking over at about 48 minutes per lap and we are now chasing the 3D/Tamarack squad by 1 min 30 sec. Stay tuned! To be honest I am more excited/nervous for this stuff than any big NORBA race. Off to eat...

The "Start" bell rang at 2 pm and Ross Schnell just piloted us to a 1st lap victory.... so we are off the front with Tristan on course. We have our work cut out for us, there are 3 major teams represented, and every team is exclusively made up of established NORBA Pros. Here is the competition:

Tokyo Joes./Go Lite made up of: Nat Ross, Mike Janelle, Heather Szabo and Ariel Lindsey.
3D Racing/Tamarack made up of: Josh Bezecney, Cody Peterson, Georiga Gould, and Eric Ransom.
Trek/VW made of: Nick Martin, Tristan Schoutan, Ross Schnell and Becca Blay.

I will keep you posted on the adventures and drama over the next 24 hrs.

Speaking of drama: we started the day off right by having our Mechanic, Billy Holmes, pulled over and arrested! It is always exciting to have a wrench with a warrant out for his arrest! (unpaid parking ticket). He is bailed out and we are off to the races...


Anonymous Bill said...

Good luck bro! All this talk of Kona is making me thirsty for some bean, guess I'll be up late looking for updates.

5:10 PM  
Blogger Mom said...

Another sleepless night for all of us...Sending my best wishes and prayers for a safe, fast night that leads to victory Trek/VW!! Go for the gold!! Your #1 Fan, Mom

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you should ride the whole think in little pink fruffy tu-tu's, so you look like a bunch of trek balerina's, dancing throught the woods.

You should also mix in some one-leg drills, since you have an extended time tonight to work on your form.

Big ring and sprint, your #2 fan,
poopin' sheep

6:34 PM  
Blogger JB said...

Best of luck! Keep those updates coming!

7:35 PM  
Anonymous big jonny said...

I look great in that photo...

9:44 PM  

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