Sunday, May 4, 2008

So Who Won?

Missed out on the Psycowpath race today. I inquired the powers that be, and found out that I could have driven up and ridden in the sport race and not jeopardized my ability to race beginner for the rest of the year, but I decided it wasn't worth it. I did however plan on driving up and just riding some laps, but when I went out to the garage to load up my bike, I discovered I had a flat tire. Really strange too, because when I got the tube out, I couldn't find a leak. Not really sure how to explain that. I stuffed a new tube in just to be sure. Anyway, I ended up not doing any riding today.

I did get a ride in on Saturday however. Since I knew I wouldn't be racing this weekend, I headed out for my longest training ride of the year so far.


As soon as I hit the gravel, I could tell this was going to be a good ride. My legs felt really strong the whole time, and I pushed it pretty good through the wind and over the hills. It was just one of those perfect days. The route was good too. I am learning to appreciate anew the the beauty of Nebraska as viewed from a gravel road on a bicycle. I think next weekend I am going to ride to Elmwood to stretch it out to 50 miles. Anyone else interested?

Why would I do such a thing? Well, registration for the Laramie Enduro filled up this week, so I sent in my info to get on the waiting list. I am number ten on the list, and I am told this pretty much guarantees that I will be racing 111k in Laramie on July 26th. Let's get crazy!

7 comments:

crewcabrob said...

Robb won again. He rode a good race and I think he passed the second place guy in the last 100 yards or so. I'm sure he will tell you more.

Ryan got a second place finish in the open division. He can tell you more too.

I got another 8th place...and a lot of road rash... I don't want to talk about it.

We saw Harp briefly. Sorry we missed you.

Rob

Biker Bob said...

It was a great day with a huge turnout. Results should be up on Nebraska Cycling News later today (if they aren't already).

Sorry you missed it.

See you in a couple weeks.

Chad said...

well, i didn't quite get 35 miles in, but i did spend pretty much all of yesterday morning chasing lizel on my bike. she ran the full marathon, if you didn't know (and smoked it - just under 4 hours, about a 9:05 pace). i figured i rode about 14 miles through town, and also ran about 1 mile with her. not bad for my first time out with the bike this year, i think. i'm working up the nerve to hit a trail sometime - might need a pro to show me around.

Oscar said...

Hey, you're back on line. Nice. Now, let's hear about all those miles you're puttin' in for Laramie.

Redbone said...

Welcome back, are you going to Ponca?

millhouse said...

I'd like to, but I don't think I'll drive up by myself. Are you thinking about it?

Redbone said...

I would love to race Ponca but since Jackie is out of town I have to stay home with the kids.