Tuesday, August 24, 2010

26 days and Counting

Only 26 days left in the 2010 season. Sort of. That is till the USPRO road race championships in Greenville, which has been pushed back this year a few weeks, extending the season a bit. Of course then there is the possibility of doing the Tour of Seoul (Korea), Iceman and the soon to be famous Gravel Gravel. Does a season really have an ending or a beginning?

It's just been some local racing since Crit Nationals and till the road championships. I did one crit in Carmel, IN and one in downtown Indy and had a blast at both of them. Both of them where great courses.

I got to ride up to Carmel on the north side of Indy to do the race and ride then rode over to my father in laws where they had a BBQ which just so happened to begin right after the race. Couldn't have workout any better. Nothing better then getting a good ride to a race, race, and then ride to a pile of food and drinks.

This past Saturday was the Indy Crit. I got to help my 'nephew' Alex in his first bike race. Even though he showed up just in time to miss the start of his wave, we started in front of the bigger kids and raced them. He was pumped and did an awesome job. Especially for just getting off the training wheels not to long ago. After his race he even wanted to ride more, so we checked out a bit of the course together.

Racing with Alex

As for the race itself, it was way more fun then last weeks. I had two teammates, Bush and Birdman, and everyone raced way more aggressive. It made for a better race. Still didn't win, but we tried and raced.

I also got a new supporter who enjoyed his first bike racing day.

This weekend I'll be traveling to Michigan for the Cherry Roubaix festival. I'm really looking forward to this as it looks like an awesome and full weekend. Although I think I will skip the Friday night street sprints and save myself the embarrassment. However I do plan on riding the Charity ride Saturday morning. It's an awesome way to do something I love and give back at the same time. I recommend everyone going up giving back as well.

Besides that the biggest thing going on now is, it's contract time. Wish this old man luck.

Breeze On