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Saturday, October 08, 2005

College Dropout

Some days your the hammer... other days your the nail, and today I was the nail. I had absolutely nothing and days when I get worked over this hard I try to look back and take in the positive..... Well I am still looking but right now all I know is I need to rest before next weekends Moab blow out. Mentally it can be hard to be the "sponsored pro" when you are expected to always be on, it can make those off days seem that much worse. I am ashamed to admit it but I quit for the first time this season.

**Note to self: Don't stay up till 2 am drinking wine and fighting with your girlfriend, unless you enjoy the sensation of riding like your brakes are on. The world's best athletes learn how to manage and/or eliminate stress in their daily lives (to an extent) and I am still learning.

Some other signs that people were out there suffering! Ranno left a sweet gubber on his bike for you all to enjoy and Sam Schultz (only 20 years old, with the potential to be a U-23 world champion) shows you what happens when you breath to hard at altitude.

BTW the Touareg has officially been pimped, stay tuned as I reveal some mind blowing pics in the next couple days (Clay still is tuning the stereo components)!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

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4:32 PM  
Blogger Josh said...

Does Ranno have a dip in???

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just take 2 days off befoe the race and you will be god! Do not ride anything hard before the hammer, good luck!

7:03 PM  
Blogger ashwinearl said...

How the top guys can compartmentalize their lives so well is amazing. Regular life takes more of a toll than we want to admit. I learned the hard way about wine too. The fighting part...Well just wait till you get married or have kids. It takes on a whole different dimension.

I wouldn't feel so bad about quiting on a ride. It is October, and I bet your season started in March or April. And with so many festival events/24hrs and probably cross too, you probably don't even have an off season.

7:11 AM  
Anonymous still doin'it said...

end of the season my arse...oct is the best month to ride and race your bike, manolo....

10:08 PM  
Anonymous still doin'it said...

end of the season my arse...oct is the best month to ride and race your bike, manolo....

10:08 PM  
Blogger Corey Carlson said...

Don't feel too bad about dropping out Saturday, look on the bright side, you got to park next to the second best Collegiate B mountain bike time trialist at the race. There is no way I would have ridden another one of those laps if I wasn't feeling great, that course is pretty crazy.

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Jim Online said...

Biking is great and doing it in the mountains add to the excitement. I wiuld like to wish you luck on your tournaments. Just imagine the unpredictability of the course. Something complex makes the game even better.

5:38 PM  

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