Saturday, June 6, 2009

Highways Used the Way God Intended

I woke up this morning to the sound of a steady flow of water falling from my ceiling and into a bucket. I guess my do-it-yourself solution was only temporary. Outside, it was snowing enough for the white stuff to accumulate on my lawn. Yuck. I was born and raised in Calgary, but that doesn't mean I'll ever get used to snow in June.

Seemed like a good day to hang out around the house and relax. But then I thought about all of the suffering that Erik had gone through this week in Portugal and decided to suck it up and race. Despite the weather. Maybe even because of the weather.

It was a closed circuit time trial on a road that has not yet been opened to cars. 'Highways used the way God intended' was the slogan that Speed Theory (the race host) used to describe the event. I like it.
The weather improved by the time the race started, but we still faced rain, snow, hail and cool temperatures. Not bad for racing. Not great for spectating. It sure beat sitting at home and cursing the weather all day. Hooper made it out for the race too. His first time trial AND first bike race. Nice work, Hoop. That was a solid performance.


Blogger BikingBakke said...

I like how you're so hardcore you just do your TT's Merckx style.

I think I even see left quad outlines.

And you're color coordinated from shoes to helmet.

And you're talking up racing in adverse weather.

You're the best thing since peanut butter and chocolate came together.

June 22, 2009 at 5:57:00 PM MDT  

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