The season is drawing to a close but it's not yet time to hang up the chamois (I feel like I've been saying this for the past 2 months). We finished off the road season well with Teddy getting the "W" out in New Hampshire in front of the home crowd; Eddy, Tommy, and Jake going 1-2-4 at the Tour de Lelanua; and Omer and I scoring another NRC victory and almost landing a podium GC finish at Parker. A nice end to a fun and exciting season. But, instead of shoving my bike in the closet for 3 weeks, eating junk at an alarming rate and enjoying a season-in-review reflection - I've decided to prolong this season by competing in Track Nationals out in L.A. at the indoor velodrome. Not so much because I'm fast on the track, but because I had a lot of fun this past week at the OTC in Colo Springs and I would like to give the track some time and effort for improvement. I'm sure it'll be fun. I mean, doesn't riding around curves at 55km/hr at a 45 degree angle sound fun to you? On my way out to L.A., the Corolla and I will be stopping at Interbike to see what all this bike-nerd-orgy-fest-hoopla is about. I also plan to do a little car camping in Utah out in the middle of nowhere at some point and visit some of my friends living deep in the mountains of CO on my way back. My goal: to return home with a memory card full of stimulating and awe-inspiring pics that I will somehow figure out how to post on this site. Or at least get one of little Eli Wilcox climbing a tree. You gotta have goals if you want to succeed in this world. Take care, ya'll. Here are some pics of the Parker crit courtesy of our awesome Parker host, Becky:
scootin around in circles with Blake and Scotty
One on a curve with Brad Huff, newly crowned crit national champ, in the foreground. See those scrapes on his leg? Yeah, I more or less caused him to crash earlier in the race because as he says, I used my "estrogen bars" (brakes). funny dude.