Friday, May 04, 2007

"patience young grasshopper"

that's my theme these days. I just had to post something cuz that "Life as a Gimp" post was up there way too long and was kind of a Debbie Downer. Nothing too crazy and exciting in my world right now. I love to ride my bike...that's cool I guess. I'm the zone 2 master these days. Nothing intense. I told Huff that and he texted back "zone 2 = zone gay. you need zone huff." What a dork. I guess when you win a World Championship medal you can get away with comments like that though...
I'm having a hard time following the Gila race going on right now. I didn't realize how much I wanted to be there until it started and I'm sitting here at home moping. The team seems to be fired up to race though. BJM somehow pulled off a 2nd place in the TT at altitude - I don't know how he does it. And the guys did very well at Georgia too. All these cool races I'm missing....must repeat mantra.
So I took a temp job working evenings M-F 5:30-10:30. Just something to keep me occupied because I can't stand being stuck at home while not being able to train full force. Basically, the job is grading written responses from 4-5 graders. It's actually not as tedious as it sounds. Those little squirts get pretty creative at times and it's fairly entertaining as a result. That lasts one more week, then it's back to the Homeland at some point to visit fam and friends. After that it will be time to start thinking about whipping myself (somewhat) into racing shape! Training camp, anyone? Boise, CO Springs, Boulder??? Anyone interested in a block of eatin, sleepin, and trainin (focussing on the latter two) sometime between late May through early July should contact me with a well written proposal.
Oh, and Meatball Friedman makes his return from the woes of clottiness to the racing circuit this week at Dunkirk. Yay for comebacks!
Take care, ya'll.

6 comments:

Scott said...

It's not well written, but here is my proposal. You should come to NC from the middle of May until Nature Valley. We can beat up on Sheedy together. It'll be fun

Omer Kem said...

NC is nice, but it is HARD to ride zone 2. I think that I am going to be in Michigan between Philly week and Nature Valley. Then I will head to Bend and get ready for Cascade. You could hang with me....

iamTedKing said...

How/where did you get a job grading 4th and 5th grade papers? You're so darn resourceful.

Benjaminiac said...

there's ted, throwing out "darn" again...

Ian Stanford said...

Screw all that. Come up to Winona, MN, which is located down in the Mississippi River Valley, and train in some incredible terrain. Top that off with some mid-humidity, location to Minneapolis, and the NVGP being literally right there. I will be back up there after Tri-Peaks plus I have a sweet, huge new apartment starting June 1st. Let me know when you will be back home too. I am not too far away. Ciao -Ian

Thor said...

wow, there are some good options...making Sheedy bite his stem is always a good time...training on the roads I'll be racing on in Bend would be ideal...and riding in the constant steep up and down of Ian's area would surely toughen me up, eh? Thanks for the options guys I'll be keeping them in mind in the coming weeks - my agent will contact you with further details. Ian, I'll get ahold of you soon about a ride on your home turf.
And Teddy - it went like this: see job in classifieds, call job, go to interview that afternoon, start job next day. Very complex, I know. Last day of grading papers for me today! I guess I'm just a bike racer (I mean rider) again.