So after spending a week or so in Indy, half of the time in which I was sick, I drove down to Anniston, Alabama with the team for another NCC criterium. The Sunny King Criterium is one of my favorites and I almost don't mind doing that crit. I'm not quite sure why. Well we raced fairly hard, had a few incidents in the closing laps, but at the end of the day had 3, including myself, in the top 20 which led to a decent pay day.
The following morning was the Foothills Road Race. A nice improvement on this years event was the fact that they pushed the start of the race an hour back. So after finishing the evenings criterium you had exactly 12hrs to eat dinner, clean up, sleep, eat breakfast, and make the hour drive. The race was pretty successful for us as Ryan made the winning move and finished in 2nd place. Our teams first podium.
So after finishing the race we indulged in the free lunch, loaded up the van and headed halfway across the country to Fayetteville, Arkansas. We did treat ourselves on the way over with Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken in Memphis, TN. I just so happened to stumble across it looking for dinner options. A few of the other guys actually heard about it because it was on a Man vs Food episode. It was absolutely all it's cracked up to be. It was delicious. It has a hint of spiciness that really makes it pop. So after consuming 2 breast, a wing, a side of beans and fries each, we order a whole pecan pie. I'm sure you all reading this are a little less surprised then our waiter was when we ordered the WHOLE pie. He repeatedly asked 3-4times, the whole pie? It was gone before he could even bring us the bill.
We have a charity event in Memphis next weekend called Ride to Conquer Cancer and I feel there maybe a little more fried chicken in our future. Maybe not as much however.
The past weekend was the Joe Martin Stage Race. I will save the blog update on that one for another day. It is time to head out of our hotel in St. Louis and meet the man behind Rokkit Wheels who has been helping us out this season giving us some sweet carbon wheels. We will do a little ride, a little lunch, and then finish off the drive back to good ole Brownsburg, Indiana.