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Sunday, July 09, 2006

These Tales Of Change



There are days when things miraculously fall into place. This weekend's XC was one of those days, with everyone on our regional team having a break through effort. We dominated 25% of the top 20. Rad Ross introduced himself to Kabush and lead the charge, flexing for two solid laps in second place. (That's Ross in the front, hammering out of the saddle and leading JB and Kabush into the second lap)



If you have had the privilege to race in a pro XC you know how crazy it is to break through the top 20.... It has taken me two full seasons to finally make the jump. If you hestitate for one moment or start to show any sign of weakness, there are 5 guys waiting to blow by you and take your spot. Everything has to click...



The biggest story of the day featured Jenny Smith, being interviewed here by Fred Drier of Velo News, breaking into the top 5 with her first NORBA podium effort. Regional or not, our squad is stepping it up and showing that we can hang with the best on the National circuit.



When you have to go, you have to go. With one minute till take off, I had to ask Poz for an emergency bottle, where I preceded to dump it out and fill 'er back up. This is one bottle that never made it back to the dishwasher.

BTW, thanks Poz for once again being my photographer in the trenches!

Also, Adam Craig pussed out and opted to go geared instead of rocking his single. He still managed to pull off a solid 4th place effort but it would have been a whole lot cooler if he would have man'd up in his skinsuit and rocked the 1 x 1.

7 Comments:

Blogger Mom said...

Nicholas!

5:10 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

There's a pic that won't make the Trek promotional materials.

Ohh, and congrats on the top 20!

7:18 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

I'm speechless. I'm without speech. THAT ROCKS! HA!

5:41 AM  
Blogger Stephen D. Zepeda said...

haha that's super funny!

6:54 AM  
Blogger jsager said...

You use a different bottle?

7:56 AM  
Blogger LilSis356 said...

Poz-
I have a bone to pick with you! Gotta give you props on the mad photography skills, but next time you decide to photograph my big bro doing "his stuff"...please add a disclaimer for family members to view with caution!!
YIKES! Not what I was expecting to see on this fine afternoon!
:-)


Nicholas,
Way to go on the top 20!! You make us proud!!

Your sis

1:06 PM  
Blogger Sarah Lukas said...

Good thing for the extra bottle

9:49 AM  

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