Saturday, May 24, 2008
A few of the Rite Aid boys brought our Fuji's over to the local Fuji dealer of Bay City, Jack of Jack's Bicycle Shop. We go way back and he was just so glad to see me on a Fuji again. He even brought out his Fuji, which is 1971 with full Dura-Ace. That was the first year that Fuji bikes were introduced to the United States.
Frankenmuth was awesome again as the weather was almost perfect, the turn out was decent, and it is a beautiful place to hold a bike race. The race didn't go as planned and we let the gap to the break get to big and didn't have enough time to bring everyone back. I was pleased with the way I felt and had the race been a few miles longer I'm fairly certain a win would have been possible. Just the way it goes sometimes when the numbers aren't in your favor and your trying to save yourself for the next day.
Thanks to all of those who I talk to at the race who gave me encouragement, congratulated me and wished me luck on all I was doing. It really means a lot to me and I appreciate it. I really, really love coming back to Michigan to race because it brings me back to when that is all I was doing and everyone is just so supportive. Thanks, and see you all again soon hopefully.
Now onto Leelanau. Only a few short hours away before the start of one of the nicest course's we will race on all season. It will be an exciting race I guarantee. Not looking forward to the early morning drive however. Better get some sleep.
Is it just me, or does it stay light out rather late in these parts. It's almost 10 and it isn't all the dark?