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Monday, March 27, 2006

Baby Steps

The whirlwind tour of racing tends to blend one weekend effortlessly into another, this weekend was no exception. Both my humbling marathon bonk and my first win as a pro, seem like distant lessons as I watch America pass me by from the front seat of the Touareg.

This weekend reminded me how exciting the art of XC racing can be. The Nova Desert Classic, formally known as "The Cactus Cup" has a long tradition of being an early season indicator of things to come. I managed to hold myself together and finished out the XC and Super D in 5th place, holding onto 5th overall. For me it was just an honor to ride amongst some of the leaders in our sport and get the first race of the season under my belt. Next up, Sea Otter.

Speaking of leaders in the sport, T-Brown showed us the importance of the pre-race meal. Scope out the size of the burrito vs. the size of his head? Don't be fooled, we were both feeling the residual effects of the burritos during Sunday's XC.

Ross came prepared, packing only the essentials, as he left AZ to fly down to the World Cup opener in the Caribbean.....Lucky. If you want to see something hilarious, have your buddy try to pedal in flippers. Wait, have your buddy do ANYTHING in flippers.


Blogger Charles said...

Congrats on your first win as a pro Nick. Keep it up. The guys at the shop are cheering for ya!

5:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fine work, my friend! Great lesson learned, good race, good friends. What more can you ask for...Oh yea, a WIN!! Hope you have an awesome time at Sea Otter!

Just breathe!


6:09 AM  
Blogger Stephen D. Zepeda said...

dude that's too funny!

9:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you americans just don't know what it takes to do well on the WC circuit. Snorkling? No one does that!

6:26 PM  
Blogger JB said...

Fantastic ride! Congrats, its well deserved. Ran into fellow Trekie Sue H at a skinny tire race over here. Details on my blog.Good luck at Curacao

Well done Nick - Endless wheelies are next.

JB (no not THE jb)The OTHER JB!

7:14 PM  
Blogger gwadzilla said...

oh man!

I need some SPD Flippers!

11:24 AM  

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