The Pants Party
One pin, some antibacterial medicine, and the encouragement of my friend Plum Grove Pete and the undercarriage issue is gone! Well at least gone enough! Popped, bled, cleaned and cared for. Swelling is gone and I no longer feel like my taint is smuggling a pus filled grape. Best of all, I rode 99% pain free today! Woot!
Did my 120 minute road ride today, had virtually no discomfort, and good legs. Tomorrow will be spent working, gathering all my gear together, and celebrating Papa-O's B-Day with copious amounts of fine local pizza. Cheers to carbo loading! AND cheese loading.
I'm a firm believer in getting as much melted mozzarella cheese as possible into the system the days before a race. See, not only does the body burn carbs during prolonged efforts, it's a known fact that it also burns cheese. I'm pretty sure this is why my friend Brad has been excelling at endurance races as of late. He's from Wisconsin originally and tests have proved that his blood is mostly cheese. Like more than half!
Once home from my roide today, the working at home Wifey let me know that the shop called (Pro Bikes, with 3 locations to serve you), and said the El Mariachi was ready! HELL YES! And as an added bonus we got our tax return today, so I ACTUALLY had the money to buy it! LOL!
Jordan at the shop did a fine job transferring all the parts from the Mamasita to the E.M.. I was so stoked upon seeing it!. I still have some wheels to have built, and my XTR/Hope/Thompson bitz transferred over to it. But even as it is its' freaking SWEET!
It's gonna be real hard to resist not racing this one this weekend at the LBD. If the Dos Niner wasn't running so damn smooth and so damn dialed in right now, It wouldn't even be a question. BUT as it is I am a creature of habit, and the Dos will get the call for the race. That's not to say I won't sneak in a few laps on the El M. The Mamasita will be up on eBay in the coming days. I will post up a link when it's clean and ready for sale. It's less than a year old, size large. If you want to make an offer before I putz it up on eBay send me a note (see e mail in my profile).
There are 85 racers in the geared solo cat at the LBD. HOLY SHIT BALLZ!! I have some goals, but when I think about them stacked up against EIGHTY-FREAKING-FOUR other dudes, they seem damn laughable. So I will just do as many laps as I can, have as much fun pushing myself as I can, and do what I can to not dehydrate and puke. A wise woman who knows a thing or two about racin' bikes for long periods of time once told me that when I get in that sitch it's better to take a break, to let the fluids and fuel be absorbed, rather than keep pushing on doing more damage. Sensing WHEN to take these breaks will be key. I guess I'll have 13 hours to figure it out.
Tomorrow I will surely share more words of nonensense and wisdom. I know you don't want to miss that. Now go eat some cheese!