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Monday, December 05, 2005

Looking For Margaritaville

This morning I was awoke to the sounds of 60 mph gusts and conditions that looked to be nearly unbearable. So I rang up Stefano in an effort to cancel our scheduled ride and was quickly talked into venturing out into the mountains on a day when most cyclists would have sat on the trainer. Since I am a firm believer that as a cyclist you are only allotted a certain amount of trainer hours in a lifetime and mine have already been cashed in, I suited up.

Give me the fastest, tightest and steepest singletrack out there and I won't think twice.. the situation I faced today however, left me shaking in my booties. Next time you think about using the term "roadie" in a derogative manner, think twice, these guys know how to ride. Today Stefano Barberi, one of the nation's fastest up and coming roadies, lead me down some seriously sketchy, ice littered, steep and windy (and I am not using this term lightly) mountain roads that reminded me why I don't trust skinny tires.

Btw, Stefano just signed with Frankie Andreu's new team, United Pro Cycling, which looks like the team to beat next year. Congratulations bro, I wish I was as fast as you when I was 21, wait I wish I was that fast right now...


Blogger Mom said...

The hot tub and margaritas are ready for you! See you soon!

3:53 AM  
Blogger Jeremiah Bishop said...

Yo nice tough guy blogg! I like it. Who would a thought a pansie from Florida would handle the cold that well! :)

Good work Maannn.


7:21 AM  
Blogger Fritz said...

Holy cow, You rode in that WIND yesterday??? Which way did you go, up to Jamestown or something?

I'm a hard-core ride-in-any-condition roadie who scoffs at indoor wind trainers, but I wimped out. We were seeing 90 mph gusts in Longmont during the day.

Who was the guy that was whacked by a flying stock tank in the wind a few years ago when he was cycling outside of Boulder?

10:54 AM  
Blogger Stephen D. Zepeda said...

Reading your blog makes me feel lazy... :)

1:31 PM  
Anonymous moron said...

Trickie...you ain't got nothing on Park City.

4:11 PM  

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