Wednesday, April 18, 2007

co-HOO-ta

nothing to do now but wait.

arrived at andy's late last night with a bucket full of parts and a frame. that brutha did me a solid and we got 'er boxed-up, ready to fly by midnight. when totally f'd, with no time left, he's bailed me outta trouble at least half a dozen times. then a ride to the train and delivery of said bike box to the airport. i am a loser who has good friends.

no time to ride yesterday and today, but figure it's better to go into this one over-rested, too late to put-in the missing miles now! keep hearing of epic trails out my backdoor in vermont (still snow covered), i'll surely find those hours later this season, but for now, taking what i got, which is a slew of 2 and 3 hour rides in conditions better suited for skiing or sleeping-in. my wife likes to point-out that a winter beer belly is an advantage in endurance racing, like a giant fat battery. on that note, dedicating this race to Long Trail Ale, i wouldn't be in the shape i am without you.

this is gonna be a totally different race this yr. tons of fast folks. with a cpl seasons under my belt i find myself less nervous before an event and just stoked to be getting-out there to do something i truly love to do. life is different now that Little Miss S is with us, goals have changed, but the desire to do better than the yr before, train, and test myself are still there, just coming to the surface in a different way. if a day of training is missed due to family obligations, so be it. hand me another Long Trail.

2 Comments:

At 4/18/2007 8:30 PM, Blogger IF Chicks said...

good luck and have fun !!
i wish i could've gone down to TN.
may the force be with you.
kc

 
At 4/20/2007 8:26 AM, Blogger Jason said...

Good luck Jeff!

 

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