Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
So, today I saw something… I saw pigs flying and people wearing jackets and skating in hell. I know I swore I would never do it, but today my curiosity got the better of me and (insert collective gasp *here*) RODE A 29er!!! And what’s more, I actually liked it. Trust me, that takes a lot of pride-swallowing to say. The shop got in a Stumpjumper Comp 29er hardtail, and of course, everyone wants to ride it (and when I say everyone, I mean the 3 of us who ride that size and are mildly curious about it). Anyway, I was the first one to ride it, and I went into it with as open a mind as possible.
First, let me explain some of my biases and factors affecting my perceptions about the bike. Normally, I ride a Specialized carbon Epic, which weighs just under 23#s with my race kit on it. That race kit (and what I’ve been riding for about 2 months straight now) involves some really light and stiff wheels which obviously is what I am used to. This bike is about 2 pounds heavier than mine, and the wheels are decidedly not race level wheels. I’m also pretty happy riding a full suspension bike, and I struggle a lot going downhill when I’m on a 26er hardtail. In addition, I raced this past weekend, so my legs are still pretty tired. Just keep that in mind when I talk about how the bike rode.
OK, so, what did I think of the bike? Well, rolling out of the parking lot, I noticed a good bit slower acceleration. Not a huge deal, but noticeable. I dropped into lower Sycamore, and liked the bike pretty much from the first hundred yards. Not only does it roll over stuff like everyone says it does, it also has loads more traction than a 26er when climbing on rooty terrain. That made me pretty happy right there, as I was able to clean stuff even after messing up some lines that would have stopped my Epic in its tracks. So, climbing on technical stuff? Check.
How about going downhill? Well, all of the stuff that I rode was fairly straight, without any of the tight turns that are usually found on a race course in the area. Going down Thrift, I noticed that I had more traction on the looser turns, and I didn’t really have a problem switching sides on an s-berm section. On Sycamore, the big wheels didn’t really shine as much on the really rooty sections. It was definitely better than a 26er hardtail, but not anywhere near as smooth as a fully. This made me realize something though… I had been comparing the bike to a full suspension, when I really needed to be comparing it to a 26in hardtail. This realization changed a lot. Instead of expecting plush, I began expecting fast. And the bike actually was.
All of that looks pretty positive, doesn’t it? It is. So will I be getting one for next year? No. In spite of all of the good things that I have mentioned here, I still don’t think it is a good race bike. It rolls over Pisgah stuff really well, and if you are looking for the simplicity of a hardtail without the punishment, a 29er could be a good option. However, as much as I think they would be OK for a fun riding bike, I really don’t see it as a race bike, particularly not around here. It is just too sluggish accelerating and climbing. Maybe out west where you have courses without a lot of turns, but on the east coast, there is just too much turning and changing directions to have the bigger wheels make sense. I am going to ride it a few more times to see if I get a different feel for it, but for now, I will be sticking with 26 inch wheels…
Also, as an aside, Julia is awesome.
Monday, September 28, 2009
I’m not sure what the deal with Brevard College Cycling is (or actually the SECCC in general), but we always seem to end up racing in the rain. The past two weekends have been mudfests of the highest degree, destroying many a bike in a very short period of time. I’m actually over it.
Since I’ve not written in a very long time, I’ll give you a really brief recap of my races and life. Two weeks ago, the team traveled to Lees McRae for the second weekend in a row, and after a dry and very successful weekend (for me personally and for the team) the week before, we hit some really gnarly conditions. The races were still fairly successful, but the gnarly factor made everyone feel a little less excited about the racing. I had a terrible day in the XC, and then didn’t race DH because of the weather. Short track went just as badly, as I got dropped out of the gate and then spent the rest of the race trying to see and stay on my bike.
This weekend was the Brevard home race, which, once again, was totally awesome. The team cleaned up (as usual) and in spite of the torrential rains on Saturday, kept it together to sweep all but one of the day’s events. I had some really bad luck during the short track, but eventually made my way back up from the very back of the field to finish 10th. XC on Sunday was amazingly dry considering how wet it was the day before. I managed a season best 7th on a course that really didn’t suit me at all. I think that was mostly due to the insane cheering section on the most technical section of the course. The local Brevard people are awesome.
Other than racing, I’ve been trying to keep up with school. And unlike Julia, I haven’t really had much to stay ahead of. It got a little crazy for a couple of days last week when I had two tests that needed doing, but other than that, it’s been a really easy semester. Hopefully after racing gets done it will remain easy so I have lots of time to go out and just ride. I really want to get out on my mountain bike and hit up some seasonal trails… I’ve been looking forward to that all year.
Stay dry Brevard!
Monday, September 14, 2009
I really enjoyed this weekend... it was fun. I love that course. I think I do well on it. Most of the time anyway. Except when I think about it a lot and need to do well and don't. Then it kinda sucks. I did have fun this weekend though. I was killing it on the climbs. And although I have descended better in my life, I definitely was going pretty good. I do need some new brakes though… mine weren’t hooking up so well. I should probably get those before next weekend on the same course.Yeah. I got 7th using non-functioning brakes though, so that’s pretty good. 9th in the short track too, which is good, but not really dependent on brakes. Definitely a good weekend.
Except for the slalom thing. Just for future reference, if you are in the start gate of a ghetto dual slalom race where the race official is talking to the incompetent timer through a radio about when to start the clock, don’t stop his countdown at the end. The timer at the bottom may start the timer anyway and then forget that you aren’t going yet and just give you the time from when he started the first time. That sucks. Cause I really wanted to qualify. Oh well. Same course next weekend.
I will say though that the massive talent vacuum I left when my time got messed up was covered nicely by the rest of our gravity team holding it down all weekend. There are some major players wearing the Brevard kit this season. And that Tristan Cowie? The boy is a beast. 6th qualifier in slalom?Winning the XC after breaking his chain? I think he turns into a monster when he has a mechanical and goes even faster than he usually would (and that’s pretty fast to begin with). Way to go Brevard.Awesomeness.
Hmm, I want some food… I should go get some. I got some awesome stuff this morning thanks to Baker Bill… those special edition apple thingies were off the hook. I was so happy.Julia’s birthday is tomorrow… I can’t wait for the madness that is sure to ensue. Bike riding?Pescado’s? Bike meetings? Bar hopping? I hope she’s satisfied… I think that she has more planned for her birthday than anyone else in the history of the world. Get ready Brevard. It is going to be straight insane tomorrow night… Julia turns 21.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
12 Hours of Tsali was a blast. This is the first year that I have been decently happy with my laps, and while I wasn't having a GREAT day on the bike, I was having a blast during the day. We pretty much got our butts kicked from lap one, and ended up being not even in the same playing field as the other teams, but who cares. I was only 25 seconds off of Wes D for one of my laps, and who could complain about that??? (I suppose someone REALLY fast, like Sauser or Tristan, could, cause then they would obviously be having a bad day)
The Sycamore team was out in force, and it seemed like a good time was had by all, and that's what mattered. Our sport team won, our women's team won, and our solo man won. It was a good day.
On a different note, I am trying to figure out what I want to do this summer... what I thought I would be doing kinda fell through, and other than some odd bike camps here and there, I really don't know what will be going on. I'm guessing I will be trying to get fast on the bike, which seems like a pretty good idea, but still, it won't fill a summer completely.
Anyone want to hang out?
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
At the moment, I am hanging out in a kick ass hotel in downtown Winston-Salem, chillin and living the high life, but that's not why I'm writing my blog. I mean, I'm having fun, its good times, but nothing to write the web about.
I just wanted to let you know that I'm not dead. I really did plan to write some stuff during nationals, but kinda got bored and lost my motivation. I think after school let out, I no longer had the drive to do anything. Maybe someday I'll get it back, and maybe someday I'll have something interesting to say too.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
I just finished driving from 9:53am to 2:12pm, which seems like it should be about 4 hours and 19 minutes, but actually ended up being 5 hours and 19 minutes due to a time warp somewhere between starting and stopping that leg of the trip.
In that period of time, I figured out the difference between my driving and Thad's...
I plan out my driving at least 2 moves in advance. When I come up on someone, I look around and see what the best option is for getting around them but also what that will mean 10 seconds down the road and then what happens after that. I never go into a corner without a way to get back out. That means that I tend to be a little smoother and less erratic; using the brakes and gas less. It also means that I sometimes miss moves because I think too long, and I rarely am overly aggressive.
Thad is all about the short game. He takes a move based on what he sees first, reacting without always thinking about what is going to happen next. This means that he is good with making snap decisions and sometimes gets places quicker, but also means that he tends to be very jerky and come into stuff too hot.
Anyway, this is a long drive. And I'm trying to decide between watching a movie, writing a paper, and reading a book...
I think I'm gonna read.
Monday, April 27, 2009
The team went down to Georgia, we were looking for a race to win. We was in a bind 'cause we were out of time: and we was tryin’ to grab a meal.
When we came across a late night race around the block where all the racers were hot.
And the Hoo jumped up on a great big fence and said: "Boys let me tell you what: "I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a bike racer too."
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.
"Now you ride a pretty hot lap, boys, but give our team their due: I bet a night’s sleep against your watts, 'cause I think we’re better than you."
Skeletor said: "My face is creepy and it might just be a sin, But I'll take your bet, your gonna regret, 'cause I'm the sketchiest that's ever been."
Racers pump up your tires and rip your bike real hard.
'Cause hells broke loose in Georgia and the Manimal deals the cards.
And if you win you get this shiny bike here made of gold.
But if you lose, the monster mile gets your soul.
T Cowie opened up his whoop ass case and said: "I'll start this show."
And fire flew from his shaven legs as he sprinted hard to go.
And he pulled the train across the trail and skeletor made an evil hiss.
Then a band of pros joined in the chase and it sounded something like this.
When the race had finished, Tristan said: "Well you're pretty good ol' sons.
But when I get back from Germany I'll have to show ya’ll how it’s done."
And we played fire on the mountain, ride boys, ride.
828’s in the house of the risin' sun.
We up in the bakery pickin' out dough.
"Granny gear off, it’s a big dog show!"
"Go, team, go!."
The Kenda boys bowed their heads because they knew that they'd been beat.
They laid that golden bike on the ground at Tristan’s feet.
Tristan said: "Ya’ll just come on back if you ever want to try again.
I told you once, you sons of a bitches, we're the best that's ever been."
And we played fire on the mountain, ride boys, ride.
828’s in the house of the risin' sun.
We up in the bakery pickin' out dough.
"Granny gear off, it’s a big dog show!"
"Go, team, go!"
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Also, I've been reading Todd Wells' blog, and it's a pretty cool view into the world cup racing stuff. It's also cool since he always trains with Susi and Burry. Anyway, if you're bored, check it out here.
And school is finally close to being done. I've got a week and a half of classes left, and a whole bunch of stuff to do before I can be done. Yep. I really should be doing that now, but hey, I'm apparently a slacker.
I just found out an interesting statistic about Twitter, just in case anyone is thinking of opening an account... 35% of all Twitter posters have only 5 people following their posts. That's kinda depressing and not really worth it.
Kinda like blogging.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
BC hosted our very own road race, and I'll go ahead and say that it was awesome and was probably better put on than collegiate nats will be thanks to a certain Squirrel and his posse. The A men sucked it up in the road race, with me sucking the hardest (wind that is) after getting dropped on Walnut Hollow on the last lap. I don't think any of us scored any points. Julia held on for 6th in the A women, which was pretty good considering who she was up against. Other props to Jami and Joh for their double win this weekend.
The crit went a little bit better for all involved... Apparently it was an awesome course as far as crits go, but since I've never done another crit, I just thought it was an awesome crit in general. Tristan was on the gas for the first couple of laps, and just about dropped me doing it. After he got off the front, a group of 6 went off the front, and the following chase led to me being popped off the back. I was able to chase back on to the main group, and sat in until the break lapped us. As they were coming by, Tristan and I jumped into the train during the confusion, and rode with them for the last 10 minutes. Captain America jumped hard with a lap to go, and I figured that I would give it a shot with him. I was catching back on when he did a little bit of showing off and railed a turn faster than I thought was possible and put a couple of bike lengths into me. After that I just rode as hard as I could so that the group behind me wouldn't catch back on and ended up finishing just ahead of the chase for 9th place. I mean, it's not great, but I'm happy.
And yeah, Julia was awesome, taking her fury out on some stupid fast people on the last lap and taking a very impressive 3rd place. I think it bodes well for her national's experience.
In other, non-bike related things, I am pinned with school right now. The trip to nationals is up in the air (ooh, look... bike related) and so I'm having to plan to have everything done a week and a half early as if we were actually going. Moving exams sucks. And I'm tired of cramming knowledge in my head in mass quantities. And I was going to do some work on a paper, but my fingers apparently aren't working, and I keep making stupid typing mistakes, and Capitalizing things That don'T need To be, and can't seem to get it together, so I don't think I will.
Also, it has come to my attention that I have a follower. That's right... one follower. I'm not sure what that means, but I looked to see who it was, and I would like to thank Liz for caring about me and my blog. Even if no one else does.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Second, I went on the Sycamore Cycles group ride last night. It was super fun. There were 20 people who headed out with us, and I would say the general vibe was pretty much just people lovnig to ride their bikes. We rode Twin Falls, which usually isn't my favorite ride, but last night it was hooking up. The usual group pinned it up the climb, which was alright, and then chilled going down the singletrack. Props to Julia for being a badass and keeping up with the fast guys on the climb, and then killing it on the road back (I'm pretty sure she took a flyer near the sprint just to see if she could sneak away with it). And props to Wes D for winning the most important sprint of the week over some really tough competition. Anyway, good ride. Good times. The only thing that I'm bummed about is the fact that Julia and I had to skip out on Chapala to go to class that only ended up lasting for about 20 minutes and didn't require us to be there. That sucked.
And now it's raining. And not just raining, but full on storming. Like with lightning and stuff. And I have to walk to class shortly. It's a good thing this campus is so small, or I would be soaked walking to the other side.
And my wrist hurts. So I think I'm gonna stop typing now. Yeah.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
And at the moment, I am still working this camp. I've washed and tuned more bikes than I care to recall. Today there is a 100% chance of rain and heavy thunderstorms. Awesome. I feel sorry for the people riding at the camp and "racing" in the AOTC. They are going to have good times. Hopefully this afternoon's ride will be cancelled.
It's been raining so much, that the ground has been significantly wet, which means 2 things. First, mountain biking isn't going to happen for a while, and second, the sides of the roads are soft enough to get a car stuck, a fact that I proved yesterday when I got the rental van stuck on the side of the road. We had to get some help from dirty Wes D and his truck to get it out (thanks Wes).
I got to hang out with the girlfriend last night for a bit, right up until I totally crashed at 10. That is the only social interaction I've had outside of camp since I've been here. I'm looking forward to some hangout time when I get done here.
Friday, March 27, 2009
The side effect of all of this is that I am totally disconnected from the rest of the world. As far as I am concerned, the rest of the world seems to not exist. I did get to ride the trainer yesterday for 45 minutes. Got some power intervals done. Suffered badly. That's about it.
And I'm really glad that I'm not doing the Assault. There is a bad weather vibe hanging around here recently, and it looks like it's going to stay around for a bit longer. I'm kinda glad I've not been able to ride. Although if I get a chance to ride this afternoon, I'm doing it rain or shine.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
It's also warm. Which is good. And I'm about to go earn some money with a CTS camp. Which is also good. Particularly since I've spent the whole winter without any funds. That was not good.
Finally, it is way too early for me to be overly eager for the semester to end. However, spring fever has hit me. Not cool. As of now, I have 29 days of classes left (not counting weekends). That's 696 hours, or 41,760 minutes, or 2,505,600 seconds. And that second count is less now than when I wrote it. Sweet. I can feel the end coming soon.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
I've noticed that with school, there are definite periods when you have nothing to do as far as studying. These periods are followed by periods of intense work and catch up that you didn't see coming and that you frantically try to hold onto life until it calms down.
Road racing has the same surge-rest pattern.
Anyone else think that this is a grand plan by the man trying to hold you down???
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
And I've decided that I'm not a roadie. I just don't get the whole thing. They are just too long, and there isn't anything really decisive in most of the races. As an example of this, I was riding with a guy who is SIGNIFICANTLY stronger than anyone else in the field, and certainly a whole lot stronger than me. If it came down to just raw power and speed, he would beat me every time by a mile. However, I finished on his wheel in one race this weekend, and beat him in the other race, entirely because there was nothing to separate us. If it had been a mountain bike race, he would have ridden away from everyone and beat me by 20 minutes.
The point of all of that is, it really doesn't matter THAT much how strong you are, it's all about getting lucky. I enjoy riding my road bike most of the time, but I always enjoy riding my mountain bike. As far as racing goes, mountain biking is a whole lot more fun. Mostly because you don't have to worry about crossing wheels with people every second of every race. And finally, it's because in mountain biking, you go as fast as you (personally) can for the whole time. In collegiate road racing at least, you go as hard as you can for 10 seconds, then sit up for 10 seconds, then repeat over and over until the race is over. Awesome.
OK, I'm going mountain biking.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Tristan and Marshal held it down, doing a lot more work than I did and still beating me in the sprint. Good job guys. The girlfriend held it down, and after bridging back up to the break, ended up 3rd in the sprint. Although I guess she could have told you that.
It was good times. Now I get to do it all again tomorrow. Sweet. And then I get to go to class on Monday. I LOVE being a collegiate athlete...
Friday, March 13, 2009
I just put a new, wider bar on my bike, and finally got my new double crank, which is pretty much off the chain. Except not really. It's attached to the chain, and so far I haven't had any problems with dropping the chain either. So it's pretty much just awesome. Yeah.
And I was thinking about something, and because this is an area of my life that I catch a lot of flak for, I guess I best explain myself. I like nice bikes. I do. I have 3 of them. 2 of them are each worth more than my car. They both are very very close to the top of the line everything. I have them set up exactly how I want them, and I can't really think of anything that I would change on either of them.
All of that being said, they certainly don't make me any faster than I was on my last 3 or 4 bikes, and I don't think that the half a pound that I was so happy to lose from bike to bike is going to make a bit of difference on the trail. I think that people often convince themselves that having a nicer part, or nicer wheels, or even a nicer complete bike will make them faster than they were on the last, slightly less nice bike that they had. The reality is, though, if you started on a decent bike, the minor changes that you make when moving to a higher level of component really don't make all that much of a difference.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Anyway, we raced down in Clemson this weekend, which was awesome, largely because of the weather that I've been talking about. I got a bad case of cyclists sunburn, which kinda lets you know how good the weather was. I got mid pack somewhere in both the RR and the Crit, but can't tell you exactly how I did because they still don't have results posted. Good stuff. They aren't up from a week and a half ago either.
After some heavy training this week, I am going to be racing in southish Georgia this weekend. Unfortunately they are having 2 road races and no crits, so my "crit legs" aren't going to be able to come out and play. Not that they are all that good right now anyway, but whatever.
Enjoying spring break, but already bored. Awesome.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
I raced in N. GA on Sunday for my first road race this year (and incidentally my second road race ever), and the rain was hating on some riders from the beginning. We knew that it was going to be bad, but I don't think anyone expected the conditions to be as bad as they ended up being. In fact, I think that out of a 30ish rider starting A field, only the 4 or 5 who were in the leading break finished the race. Only 2 riders from BC finished, both of them the least experienced in road racing. The rest of us are weak.
Apparently though, dropping out before I completely froze wasn't enough to keep me from getting sick again. This makes 2 times in a year, and even worse, 2 times in a month. I don't actually ever get sick, so this is pretty frustrating. Hopefully I'll be back on it for this weekend so that I can help BC bring the pain. Maybe. I've noticed that neither Wells or I (or probably Tristan) are really ready for high end LT stuff like covering attacks and sprinting up the hills. There are a lot of guys out there who have been doing that for a while already this year, and it is definitely hurting so far.
Also, it has come to my attention that my lunch is cold. I probably should go heat that up so that I don't end up with some cold food disease. I also have several tests this week that I need to be studying for. Peace.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
There has been some killer food thanks to the Cowie mom and dad, and I think I might puke if I eat another of their awesome cookies. Tristan, squirrel, Julia and I played Halo for a while today, that was sweet. Julia killed us all. I took a nap for a while, and then came back to playing Halo. It's been full on all day. We were finally forced to play some kind of salad game by the girls, and even though we were getting manhandled by the overwhelming girl factor going on, we stuck it out to the end. Not sure why I told you all of that. Maybe just to give you an idea of how pinned we have been today.
Tomorrow is going to be another awesome rainy day, maybe even snowy. I'm looking forward to it immensely. Really.
I'll let you know how it goes.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Speaking of the KOP, he was told by a certain someone that he could get a certain placing in the pro field at a certain race because his power numbers were at a certain level. Well, looking strictly at my power numbers vs. the KOP's power numbers (watts per kg in a LT test), we are pretty closely matched at that level. So, if you look at just the numbers, I should be able to get the same placing at said race. However, I'm pretty sure that isn't the case. While I don't really doubt his chances at getting that finish, I know that I couldn't come near it. He is a good bit faster than me.
That just shows a weakness of a power meter. They aren't the end all be all. There is a lot more that needs to come together to produce a good race. Keep that in mind all you power meter'ers out there. Power is only one aspect of bike racing. Don't get too carried away with it.
(I really hope that made some sort of sense... I'm not sure that it came out right, but it was fine in my head.)
Anyway, I'm heading to GA on Friday to compete in my first TTT. It should be fun riding in the cold and the rain. Yeah.
Mountain biking first though.
Monday, February 23, 2009
It turned out OK, since we got back to Brevard at a decent hour (since we got up and left at an ungodly hour, we had plenty of time for our driving around) and then went mountain biking with Old Man Balls. It was good times. We hit up some Avery Creek followed by Pinnett. AWESOME! After getting shown up by The Hoo on a couple of climbs, and destroyed by the KOP on all the descents, I am confident in my middle range abilities. Although I was just good enough to avoid dying on anything, which is always a good thing.
I love mountain biking. Road riding can be cool too, if you do it right.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Here is my 2009 planned races list...
NGCSU collegiate road race
Clemson collegiate road race
Georgia Tech collegiate road race
The Assault on the Carolinas
Lees McRae collegiate road race
Brevard collegiate road race conference championships
Collegiate Road National Championships (if I qualify, Stumpjump if I don't)
12 Hours of Tsali
Bump and Grind
French Broad Cycling Classic
All followed up with a full season of 6 collegiate mountain bike races, then nationals.
Finally, there is talk of a possible 'cross season and 'cross nationals. That would either be fun or kill me.
If I do all of these races, it will give me a total of 23 race weekends, not including cross, which is a lot more than I have ever done before. Hopefully I'll be able to learn how to race, and stop with the inconsistent results stuff that I posted last year.
As far as I know, my goals for the season are...
~Top 5 at collegiate mountain bike nats in the ST or the XC
~Top 3 in one of the national races that I do (Ducktown, Bump and Grind, or Cowbell)
~Upgrade to Pro by the end of the season
Finally, my sponsor list is pretty much finalized, and since I don't have all that many (I'm not that bad ass) I'll give you the long list...
I'd like to thank:
Sycamore Cycles and Wes D for helping me out in pretty much everything bike related
Brevard College Cycling
Specialized Bicycles (for their bikes AND tires, the Fast Track LK is going to hook up this year)Industry Nine
Bracken Mountain Bakery (for their awesome baked goods, even though I have gotten in trouble from eating too much of the goodness)
I'm looking forward to a great year...
Thursday, February 19, 2009
You know, I mostly just get tired of riding the same section of road for weeks on end. When I was doing muscle tension intervals, I pretty much just went up to the parkway. With tempo, I have just gone on the Rosman loop and on Island Ford. It gets boring after a while. Yeah.
Tonight I'm going to play trivia at Square Root. I'm looking forward to some domination, and hopefully, maybe, with some luck, my team can finally get away from being the "Banana Bears" or whatever ridiculous banana combination we come up with at the moment. I'm going for "The Trivia Domination Squad", or TTDS for short. I feel like if we do that, talk all kinds of trash, and get on a serious training plan and have a selection committee for our final spots, we can't lose.
Speaking of not being able to lose, guess what is coming up in less than 2 weeks... BREVARD COLLEGE ROAD CYCLING!!! It is going to be off the chain. We get to stay with the Cowies and Chaputs for the first race, and I'll go ahead and say it, it is going to be full on! What happens when you mix a bunch of dumb mountain bikers in with some road racing? We'll find out in Ga...