Monday, September 29, 2008

Cheater!!!

Do you want to know how you get up Brasstown Bald when you weigh nearly 200lbs and you're completely cracked and seeing stars?? You get not 1, not 2, but 3 grown men to help push you up the steepest section. This photo cracks me up because I remember that cycling ethics was the last thing on my mind at that point. I just wanted to be able to start the next day by any means possible. This photo was taken by Amy whom I met at Tour of Missouri this year.
So, I'm definitely in offseason as confirmed by my recent resurgence of a nightlife, the liklihood that I be spotted at the local IHOP or ice cream aisle of a 24hr grocery store after 10p.m., and the unliklihood that I've been seen outside of Boulder on a bike in the past 2 weeks (exactly once). However, my hiking form is coming around. I'm feeling pretty fast on the dirt paths of the foothills. :-) And I built up a cross bike and so have been hitting the gravel a little and practicing mounting/dismounting a ton (make that 10min. worth where I racked myself a good one and called it a day). I think I'm ready for some cross racing! I may start jumping into some local races as early as this weekend, so if you want a good hearty laugh come out to the races and see me get throttled handily. Sounds like fun to me!
I hope you're enjoying your autumn!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think those guys just wanted to touch the real God of Thunder...
Have fun! and then have some more fun!.
D&D

irideiwrite said...

Tom,

Just wanted to drop a note and let you know my butt is now riding on the same saddle your butt has spent hours on.

TBird hooked me up with your TofMisery bike and I love it.

Thanks!

Reed said...

Tom,
Reed here. I am around if you need any work. The off-season is booorrring. I hope all is well.

Reed said...

Tom.
Reed again.
Forgot my number 303-877-2262.
reedmccalvin@gmail.com

Ian Stanford said...

Dismounting? Bunny hop that. I used to go to this local park to practice dismounting. I am pretty sure that passer-byers were quite confused as to what my problem was with my bike.
I have successfully pulled through the ice cream stage, just snuck through the beer stage, and now I am actually looking at the "building a 2009 calender and finding sponsors" stage.
Mint Chocolate Chip (Peppermint Bon Bon to the true pro) with a extra chocolate chips, and a cup of coffee. Hell Ya. Enjoy man. Should be back in Boulder fairly soon to visit. Talk soon. Ciao -Ian

Anonymous said...

Tom,

Have a great Thanks Giving and then get back in shape for the season. We expect great things from you. My FUJI took a crap, what bike should I buy? Remember, I'm an old guy and I don't face much competion. What do you think?

Don, the "GOOD guy"

Anonymous said...

Tom,

Have a great Thanks Giving and then get back in shape for the season. We expect great things from you. My FUJI took a crap, what bike should I buy? Remember, I'm an old guy and I don't face much competion. What do you think?

Don, the "GOOD guy"

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