Thursday, May 17, 2007

Preferred Start Baby!!!

Just recently received my confirmation card from the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festivel folks confirming that I have been awarded a preferred start. That means I get to ride with John least for a few hundred feet until he pours it on and leaves me to eat his dust.
So, I better work on getting fast before August this year. I skipped the TT last night. Tough choice because I really love TT'ing. Rolled out on the Salsa Mamasita with the great Casey Dean. We rode through Black Hawk Park. Started out fairly fast paced and sort of stayed that way. We made the occasional stop to clear the trail of downed trees. Casey is a fast guy which pushed me more than I would have done by myself. Thanks Casey for taking time out of your bathroom restoration.
I am really loving this new bike. Fits me like it was custom made just for me. The feel of the rear on this bike is difficult to describe. It just feels alive. That's a good thing. The 29 inch wheels rolled over the big rocky sections on this trail with greater ease than any bike I have ever ridden (it's a 29er thing).
When I got home I noticed this gorgios sunset out my kitchen window. Gotta love that.
I will be riding at the Camp this Sat am. Maybe around 6:00 am. Maybe I'll see you there.


john said...

Chequamegon is going to be a really fine trip. The preferred start is makes a huge difference - no standing in line by your bike for 2-3 hours to get the good spot.
Good job.

B I D W E L L said...

Congrats on the preferred start!! That is awesome! Nice pics also-

bluecolnago said...

that salsa is sweet. good seeing you up at camp today.

peace out, yo!