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Saturday, November 12, 2005

Kicking Off My Boots



Took a trip out to Eldorado Canyon today on the cross bike, one of the most amazing natural treasures in Boulder County. En route, I decided that I am announcing my retirement from running.... Permanently. I am sick of being chronically sore and stumbling out of bed in the morning resembling more of a plane crash victim, than an athlete in cross training. Over it....



Ever been told to face your fears... well, the recent Redbull Downhill Road Rage has my number. If at first you don't succeed, then this event is definietly not right for you. Carl Decker represented for us skinny guys on dirt (you may not believe this, judging by his consumption of take and bake raspberry pies in the winter).

An email quote from Carl's teammate, Adam Craig, sums it up: "At 158 pounds, Carl was the lightest guy in the downhill road race by at least ten pounds. Even with his sweet custom gravity road machine, complete with fairing, ballast (bottle of pennies in the cage) and huge disc brakes he was outgunned by the more gravity oriented riders. Pretty much what I am saying is that Carl got smoked, but he didn’t crash and die, which is a huge step in the right direction. Lots of other guys did."

5 Comments:

Blogger Matt said...

I agree with the running...I have been running for three weeks and I'm sore...so sore. I guess trainers are ok after all.

6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sooooo down with the no running. So sore from a puny 10K trail run that I am limping around like I just did a solo 24 hr race. I can't believe there was a time in my life when I would run for hours for fun! Cycling has changed my body and these guns ain't made for runnin' no more! If the weather is that bad then put my skinny ass on a trainer with some MP3s and let's boogie...

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Running is too violent. You should only run when chased.

7:02 PM  
Blogger Jordan Peterson said...

When I get a trainer i'll be doing no more running because I feel like a 90 year old in the off season...

8:45 PM  
Blogger Stephen D. Zepeda said...

that wind reflector looks awesome haha!

5:03 PM  

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