There is a lot of pressure when you decide to write a blog. I’ve been averaging about 3 posts a week, which seems like a manageable amount. But how do you fill that space? Even if you are not a world famous, loved blogger like the Fat Cyclist you owe a something to your 9 or 10 followers. Fat Cyclist has the advantage of racing alot, knowing pro cyclists, etc. etc. etc. Heck even my remote blogger friend, and future Leadville 100 compatriot/competitor Chris “From the Pavements Edge” commutes to work rain or shine and so has SOMETHING to say. Ashley “Aerochick” is doing something fun right now building her cross bike, crashing it, and riding in a hurricane.
Me a bunch of nothing.
Not anything remotely close to dangerous.
Nope its a pretty boring time right now. Luge starts on November 18. Bruises and stories will most likely follow that event. (Big Luge announcement yesterday was the new speed suit designs. You should read this. Its worth a chuckle. But that doesn’t really affect me.) I did polish my steel runners to get ready. But that was 2 hours of back and forth sanding. Very exciting, not. Hockey was cancelled this week. So I cannot tell you about my great glory of somehow steeling a puck from another bad player, then loosing it right back. (Or about falling on my tail and re-injuring myself). I did ride yesterday. But it was boring. 1 hour going twice around my block (its a long country block) just to get on my bike. Exciting? I saw a guy with a gun going deer hunting, I scared a deer away from said hunter by accident, and I said “hi” to my German Sheppard friend who likes to come and see me when I bike by.
Shoot, even the bicycling world has taken a break from it’s latest controversy. It would sure help if some emails directly indicting UCI came to light. (Hey guys, can you give me something there to rant about? I know those emails exist! :))
I should have something interesting to report on Friday. Monday my life will take a decided turn..real training for Leadville starts then (Friday’s announcement will relate to that).
(Enjoy the quiet Doug. You need these times too.)
(Shut up voice, you’ll have your chance to speak.)