my life, that's what your here to peak into right? some dloweisms for you. well I did my cross work outs, and just raced Sunday, a 1,2,3 crit. I raced like a tool. I was a 5mm allen. Very useful. I was surprised by what my legs could do, and I let them do it, jumping and chasing, bridging and bringing back. I went all out and blew with 3 to go. Just coasted to the picnic table and caught my breath and watched the sprint.
I'm thinking about doing the spectra cross race, but it might be to $$$ to be worth the drive. I want to race Friday night. If you send me some cash I'll draw you in on my jersey.
got things done around here today, worked on the tomatoes, did some mopping, hit the gym, and some office work. that's it, no insights, no 10 cent advice, just enjoying the breeze. cheers, dlowe.
thats enough for tonight, well I'll get a Pbr and write some more:
I got yelled at from car windows twice, "dlowe!".
that just riding a bike is fun. I hope to race cross next Friday night at a state fair. I hope I win a cotton candy prem. Things are pretty simple. and I stuff my gloves under my jersey to hold em while I use my fingers. 10cent advice. Always keep some toilet paper in the car, you'll use it. cheers, dlowe.I'm also looking for a new Buddha.
So to recoup and recover yesterday I rode with Anna and Chad. I did not stay on the trail and took a nice dive straight into the drink. Did make it back to the racing occupation today, and learned more stuff, and had fun despite the race feeling like being a hamster in a spin wheel at a pet shop. Who knows whats up with my brain tonight, I don't. but oh well. Not eloquent, but wordy, nightie night. dlowe
I like to stick my nose out there. Despite my punk rock loss of hearing I keep my ears pealed open to non discreetly soak up your private/public conversation. As a crit racer I'm sitting just off the front sniffing the air, looking to make or be the brake. Today it was a Mtb race. My mind was very calm and I did a lot of thinking during the race. At times my nose got the better of me and my poorish skills, and I did bite it in a soft dirt corner.
I like wounds that don't bleed.
but in the end it was a Kelly Cline lesson that got me on the podium. Something he personally taught me in a few cross races last year. Its not the type of advice I'd like to share. Its one you have to go learn yourself. Just to stay with the nose thing, I always trim my nose hairs a night before a TT.
to the force of a storm, and Sunday night TV. Listen well this week! dlowe.
and that brings me to yesterday and my last posting. Dumb broken meter, argument with leather necked lady meter maid, and a ticket for Ant who was narrowing down the shifting problem on the Mama. I think parking meters in Ardmore should be removed and the meter maids fired. I don't care how much money they bring in, its a stupid game. So ant would'nt take any money from me to pay for the ticket, dumb meter maid. .....cheers, to the fridge for a can of tecate, Here is to the french kid who won the stage. More Middle finger. dlowe
Then up a few minutes before the hotel clock radio came alive with the sounds of AM noise.
up to Bethlehem, to entice people to be entertained by losing money. Casino. If you get a chance look at the salsa's rear. After one ride, its not really fair to say, but its the leading horse in the shed. xxoo. dlowe.
...and the happy coupleand more drinking even a little dancing.
Nice sleeping weather, it was hard to unsnuggle from my wife this morning and put the kit and bike in the car. Once the race started I went right into dlowe mode. got my work in. felt good with the finishes 8th in the 45+, and 10th in the 35+. Whats coming up on the July agenda: Mtb race, state Crit championship race, RR, Mtb race, Crit, Wedding, Circuit race... and on my way to cross.
and here are some more photos that you need to see.
the swirling of my mind as I work nights. The beautiful rays of light from the rising sun as I leave the parking garage to go sleep a bit.
The water fall, on my private mtb trail.
Nora's grave, on my mtb trail.
and a 10 cent bit of advice, keep your water bottles spotless, less you'll feel a bit off. Just need a good brush, hot water and soap. Scrub, scrub.....
cheers, and whatever. dlowe.
Cause the jasmine beer I'm drinking, this ELYSIAN Avatar Jasmine IPA is good. Sweet and evil. Like me. If you can find it, drink it. NOW.
some time passes.....
the drives last night was a good one. Got a fast one to show up so everyone was on their best behavior of keeping up the pace, you know, show 'em what ya got thing. I had a dude "having a bad day" who gave me the ole', gonna pop ya pops with these mighty fist if you don't shut your yapper about my riding. OK, don't blow up. Dude its the drives ride.
Worked with some of the nicest people, good day. For sure. That blob on the left is the Wild Thing Mitch Williams, watching some play back. See that word RED on the side of the camera, well some how its connected to Blue and if you can figure it out, I don't think you will.
Peeps have been worried about me cooking my Pins, so gonna tip back this tecate and get a nap in. No riding today. See ya all Sunday at the Marlton greentree Crit. I'm almost certain if you check back tomorrow I'll have a new post up for you. Thinking Philadelphia Cyclocross Practice. cheers, and lots of cold beers in the fridge. dlowe.