Is this about my muscular thick thighs?
The best news of today (and really its' not that great) is that I woke up this a.m. not feeling the LEAST bit sick. I've really felt run down and sick in the intestinal caboose area the past few days, but last night I got to bed early and slept like I was all hopped up on gin and GHB (that usually Ssssaturday night). Woke up feeling freaking phresh/fresh!!!
Rest week continues: Tonight I got a nice quick zone 2 tempo spin for an hour on The Booger. Burned some calories, and loosened up the legs for some weekend miles. iPodious rocked a sweet Raveonette's mix I made up. I think my ears MAY have been bleeding at the end of the ride (in a good way). I also tacked on my "single of the week"- a cover version of The Streets song "When You Wasn't Famous" by Bromheads Jacket. Really diggin' that song this week.... " dede dededede dededede dededededededoo"
Chatted via e mail with fellow local endurance racer Mike Schultz (Dirty Harry's) today. Mike runs Highland Training and is super familiar with the trails up on the mountain (he sorta lives there). I got some tips from him about combining the trails on (my right) side of 31 with the stuff over on Laurel Mountain. Thanks Mike! I should be able to lay down a BIG ass loop up there once it dries a bit.
Racing is dead???
The Leesburg Bakers Dozen in VA is SOLD OUT! Me and 375 racers (60+ SOLOS!!!) are gonna gather in a cow pasture in Virginia to say racing is most certainly NOT DEAD! The Cohutta 100... SOLD OUT! That's another 200 folks saying it's going strong. That's nearly 600 folks at just TWO races saying RACING IS NOT DEAD! THEN add in Sea Otter out in Cali! NOW we're up to just a sick number of people racing mountain bikes the weekend of April 19th/20th. SICK! SICK! I tell you!
So the next time some magazine tries to sell you the image of mountain biking as some dude throwing himself off a cliff on a mountain bike that looks more like a motorcycle. Kindly drop them an e mail and point out a weekend like April 19th & 20th 2008.
Yeah, some racers will be lucky to finish (ME???), some are racing for ca$h, some are racing for themselves, and some are racing for bragging rights with their buddies. All I know is that there's gonna be a ton of folks rocking two wheels under their asses, pushing themselves hard and having fun doing it!
Time to get a fresh shave on the meat sticks, change the batteries in the HR monitor, and order some Hammer gel!
CLICK MY ASS FOR SOME LEESBURG '07 VID
BONUS: The title of today's blog post is a line from a movie. Name the movie! AND don't be Doper and Google or IMDB the f*ckin answer!! There's no prize. You're guessing for pride people.