|mean lake. 845am|
|Future home of the Sheboygan Company Classic.|
|817am Sun shining out there but not here.|
Once again this morn its dark and rainy. I think the MTB ride tonite is in a bit of jeopardy due to the almost three days of rain. I know some people are riding it but I dont when its wet. Especially when our MTB race in is two weeks. Todays HP visit was a short one. Its been well over a week since I saw the otters and believe they have moved on to their winter spot, wherever that is. Bummer. I was hoping they would stay.
At least I did get one pic.
Since Im thinking of ditching the MTB ride I might just get another epic cross ride in.
Still gloomy out. Still drizzle on and off since Sunday. Its amazing (it least to me) how lack of sun hits me like a two ton heavy thing. Im feeling a little poopy today.
Soon I will turn my frown upside down as I just put the Eastons cross wheels on the Cronus and I plan on going for a long one.
They are tubulars so I get a little nervous about getting a flat but I bring some Tufo sealant along. Its kinda like stans. You have to screw off the valve core (its got a little thinige for that) and its in a little bottle that you use to squirt it in tire. Then spin and inflate.
Today on my HP visit I noticed some trees now turning color. Its crazy how fast time passes. My Grandma used to say that when you get old days go slow and years go fast. I kinda feel that way now. Im old. But we are still on the front side of fall and its truly game on right now. Need to get out and do stuff. There’s still a lot of bike riding to do. With a heavy emphasis on MTB. As soon as it drys out tho. So Im minutes away from the cross bike…….
|Day 2. Mud.|
|These guys had it figured out.|
This past weekend I had the USGP on the back of my mind but was going to try and ride at home both days instead. But it was an option I oped for both days. Saturday had some good racing going on. Sunday was a mudfest.
The course was way fast Saturday. Sunday was another story as the rains moved in early morn and have not stopped yet as of Monday morn. I really don’t like racing in mud. And Im not a big fan of watching a mud race either. Its just not real bike racing. Yes, I understand the element and for sure some riders are better in it than others.
But really, after you see a few riders slip and fall on their ass, the other 40 times it happens is kinda boring. Even in cross racing, if you gatta run with the bike just to get around it no longer looks and feels like a bike race. And what is going to happen to that park? It is trashed. Its going to cost a lot of money to put the grass back. Im sure these big events have a game plan for such a thing.
With last week being kinda crappy for me, I pretty much pushed off all my duties at the store. And today I am going to pay for that. Going to be a busy few days for me. I really hope the rain stops so I can ride a bit. I really could use a few miles soon.