I'm NOT Homesick
I'm NOT Homesick, but I think I might be "hillsick." Watching the Dirty Dozen special on WQED Pittsburgh online tonight made sure of that. Seeing Steevo (who apparently has a real job now), Montana, young Sam, Pflug, Don (at least I think it was Don in the T6 Metal kit), Gunnar, and others was cool too.
While I do miss the hills of Western, PA, I can't say I miss city riding (haven't done that since I lived IN the city some 9+ (?) years ago, or city hills, but I DO miss the mountain ones. Then again, with all the winter cold, snow and ice I just miss real riding! Maybe this weekend, things will work out.
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Gotta split, I am sssssucked into watching Michael Palin's New Europe on Netflix, and bed beckons. And yes I said MICHAEL Palin, he of Monty Python, no relation to Tea Party nut job. Watching this show, really make me want to do a marathon in Europe someday. Just think it would be a really cool way to experience Europe or the UK. Then again, I need to just do more HERE!
Speaking of Euro marathons... I had the head of a sports photography company in Europe ask me what would be some good mountain bike races to cover here in the States. I gave him some suggestions on ones that I thought had a combination of great scenery and good turnouts. 400 to 500 folks. He replied, with a kind thank you but said that there's no way they could cover their costs for just 400 or 500 racers. They are used to covering 4 to 5,000 at some of the Euro marathons to cover costs. DEAR GOD! 5,000 racers/riders! I knew there were some big ones there, but those are some sick numbers. HA!