Sunday, June 29, 2008

Levis/Trow 100: If it doesn't kill makes you thirsty for a Brew House Growler of Oatmeal Stout!!!

With only very limited access to an online computer this summer (my wife takes ours with her to UND for her studies: so I only get to report via the Internet on Saturday and Sunday morning), my public observations are most constrained...So the following are just some quick "off-the-top" of my bruised head re: the last two racing events-
*Dismal personal results of late have ensured that my amateur status is quite solid, so I will not be quitting my job to pursue a professional racing career.

*During laps 5 and 6 of the Levis 100 my mind was cleansed of any semblance of was like clarity thru suffering, like the Sundance of antiquity...NOT really, I was completely immensed in the proverbial "hurt tank."
*It was great riding with Tim Ek for the whole endeavor!!!
*Both Mont du Lac and Levis Mounds are very challenging for balanced-challenged riders inflicted with dementia and overactive glandular afflictions (like the author).
*The recuperative powers of fermented barley and hops is based on fact.
*Everything I do in life is in anticipation of the Iditarod (Knik to Nome) on bike.
*The Levis Mound course is certainly one of the best I have ever raced on ever...
*I have been training too hard...itz time to back off.
*May be there is something to those fancy pants plastic bikes with all their fancy pants suspension-systems, smart brains, and hydraulics when it comes to riding a 100 miles on techy single track?
*That Jesse Lalonde is the real deal!!!! WOW that dude is soooooo fast!!!
*Doing the Levis 100 from Duluth, car-to-car leaving at 2:30 am on the day of the races and then returning back to Duluth 22 hours later is good training for the 24 hours @ 9 Mile...

* More to come...when da wife moves back in mid-August

1 comment:

  1. It was great to meet you over at Levis. Good luck and see you at 24/9.