<two days late!>
Saturday was definately a bike day. Â Morining with the family. Â Then load the Big Dummy up with the race bike and a change of clothes.
Ride down to Pioneer Park, register and race the State Circuit Race.
I got shelled.
It was my first crit of the year. Â May 8th and my first crit of the year. Â Not that I haven’t tried mind you. Â I did the stage race in St. George, but the crit was cancelled due to winds. Â I tried to go to a RMR, but it was cancelled due to winds.
So while my real and only goal was to finish, I was unable to do that. Â I missed the start by a bit and went too far backwards in the pack. Â After the first two laps I looked back and thought “man I am way to back.” Â Only 5-10 people behind me and that is not where I wanted to be.
But the tempo. Â The tempo was so fast it was damn near impossible for me to move up. Â I knew what I wanted to do, but was unable to do it. Â But I didn’t give up. Â I kept going when gapped out. Â Then they pulled me.
So I changed, loaded the dummy back up, and headed to the Tour De Brewtah to meet the last half.
It was great. Â I hope they do it again next year and let more folks in.
On the way home from that, I rode past a friends house and he was sitting on the porch with his new pup. Â I stopped and was offered another beer.
We sat together and chatted and I got to unload a bit of a burden. Â It was nice to have a friendly ear.
Then I loaded up again and rolled home.
7 hours out of the house, three stops and not a car in sight.
p.s. the coffee mug handlebar holders they sell work excellent for pint glasses as well!