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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Hung Out to Dry

As I sat outside Amante Coffee waiting for the 10:30 "so-pro" group ride (which was actually at 10), I must have counted 50 cyclists heading out of town. This is not counting the 10 other lycra clowns (including myself) putting in their chamois time chilling, armed w/ a fully loaded cup of jitter juice. I love this town!

I ended up riding with an old friend, Dan "Gone Euro" Bowman, who is actually leaving tomorrow for 8 weeks, racing the French Cups in Europe. I met Bowman back in my Fort Lewis days and it is amazing how many our our "og" clan is making it today as professional cyclists.

Well today I got worked, maybe it was the 40 mph head-winds, maybe the relentless climbs, maybe Bowman's superstar status, or maybe it was just the Powerbar stuck in my mouth with a heart rate hovering around 180. Regardless, I felt like I was hung out to dry. Btw, Bishop sent me this... it gives that saying a whole new meaning...


Blogger Solo Goat said...

wtf? those 2004 RAAM pics are disturbing.

9:08 PM  
Blogger Mom said...

Welcome back to mountain country! It sure feels good to be home after traveling, doesn't it?

3:46 AM  
Blogger Jeff Kerkove said...

RAAM = Tough guy points.

I DO NOT see RAAM in my future

5:13 AM  
Blogger Fritz said...

THANK YOU VERY MUCH for NOT warning us about that RAAM photo. I think I'll go puke now.

It was gorgeous over the weekend in spite of the wind. Back to cold and chilly tomorrow, anyway.

3:57 PM  
Blogger Martini said...

Alright, well I guess I owe you all a big "I am sorry" for not warning you about the link... it is what it is though.... A trip accross the country sounds like a sweet adventure but what lies under the radar can be a whole 'nother story.... cheers

4:54 PM  

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