Monday, April 27, 2009

The Devil Went Down to Georgia

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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.
(insert BRAAAP)
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

I just woke up... ish. I've not been able to sleep past 7 for the past couple of weeks, so I'm pumped to get some more sleep. Particularly with this weekend coming. We're going to go down to Georgia and watch Twilight, and then drive back up to Winder to race some mountain bikes. It's gonna be fun. Good times, cool people, not much sleep, lots of bikes. Awesome.

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


Well, I reckon it's been a while since my last post... I reckon this because Julia tells me every day that it's been a while since my last post. The thing is though, not all that much has happened since then.

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

Group Rides and Hangouts

First off, I would like to say that the BMB hangout this morning was totally awesome. Totally. I got to hang out with some awesome people for a couple of hours while eating some totally awesome food and drinking an awesome drink (that no one else respects the deliciousness of except for me). Thank you Tellman family (and Julia for the drink). If you haven't been to a hangout, you should come. They're the jam.

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.