Issues Of Debate
My goal of not doing much racing in 2010 has pretty much gone out the widow like bread for the birds. As of now I'm signed up for Camp Hilbert in March, the Bakers Dozen in April, and soon the 12 hour race at this years 24 Hours of Big Bear.
I thought about doing the Mohican 100K, and still might, but it's doubtful. Yes, it would be nice to get 5 hours or so of single tracking riding with good friends in, but if I do that means two weekends in a row of racing. Sure that sounds great, but I also need to look at the bigger picture that includes family life.
Two weekends in a row of me racing, means two weekends in a row away from home and Wifey on full time kid duty. Not to mention I will be attending the Hilly Billy Roubaix on the 26th, so that would mean 3/4 weekends out racin'. Of course the Hilly Billy is a one day, soon to be mid summer east coast gravel/cross classic, but you know what I'm saying. If you don't have kids you probably won't understand all this, if you do have kids you know what I'm saying.
What I don't dig is that there seems to be a black hole of racing for me from Leesburg until Big Bear. The only thing catching my eye and coming at a good time is Mud, Sweat and Gears on May 15th. But I'm not sure I really feel like driving to Tennessee to race, but not ruling it out. There is also the change of returning once again to the race "on the rocks" at French Creek for 6 hours on May 8th. French Creek is a great race. Lots of rocks, ups and downs. Racing for 6 there is like racing for 10 or 12 many other places. It rocks (no pun intended).
After the Hilly Billy another void opens up until either the 6 Hours of Dirty Dawg in Vadge, or the Wilderness 101 in Pee-yay. Then probably nothin' until the SM100 in September. The after that HOPEFULLY I will finally make it to Iron Cross.
So you see my obsession with races that make me yack all over myself seems to have not gone away. The way I look at it, even if I don't do well, at leas I can cover the races for the mag. Can I can a tax deduction on race fees? ;) I'm sure gonna try!! LOL!
Now that that is off my chest I can start more bike debating and waffling... I mentioned all this crap-ol-la the other day, but damn it's thoughts like these that keep a junkie going in the winter.
On a sick non bike subject: I made Guacamole the other day. The avocados cost me $2.50 a piece. Yesterday I was at the Post Office near Wal Mart, so I figured I needed a couple things, I might as well stop in there... To my amazement they had avocados on sale for .78¢ a piece. Now I know that Wal Mart can be/is a sort of industrial food personified... BUT were does Gian Eagle (NOT a "mom & pop" store!) get the giant eagle sized balls to charge $1.72 MORE? I mean we're not talking about a few cents. Sick. Granted I can't get the Wal Mart smell off my skin (bacon wrapped hot dogs, pop corn and b.o?), but for .78¢ avocados for homemade Guac, I just might endure it!