It appears that FT3 is becoming a fairly well known cycling entity. Although they may know we exist, no one, outside the inner circle, knows the secrets of FT3. It might be pointed out that entry into the inner circle only requires one to conquer the Qualifier...will there be any takers this week? Be that good or bad, I am happy to be part of the mystery of "those guys that ride around the lake at night". Before long our cross canyon rivalry will match that of the Biggie Smalls legend! OK, that may be a bit much, but riding a bike fast sure is fun!
Green Fro represented on the Nor Cal road circuit. This weekends race included a good climb and the roads of El Dorado County paid dividends as Green Fro took KOM and then hung on for 6th.
Young Samuel placed top ten both days this weekend racing Cat 3's. He is still waiting for his breakout race, but it is bound to happen soon!
RG and I headed out for a good Sunday morning loop. After a short time, we caught onto his team riding a long outing out of Folsom. Unfortunately, one of his team mates suffered a major crash. After getting him cleaned up and in touch with his wife for a pick up, we were off. I was a bit shaky after that, never fun to have a crash. We peeled off at Brandon Road and enjoyed the 'ol French Town route home. Happy to be home, got a report later on that RG's teammate was doing well, and had already been to the bike shop to get rolling again.
Cap'n and NoHandle fired off the late Sunday afternoon ride. Sounds like the took the Pleasant Valley/Starks/Pollywood loop. No major reports or events. Blue collar outing, punching the clock, well done!
There was some conversation to get back to a 5:45 firm departure as the light is good but fleeting. Additionally, Sea Otter is about 4 weeks out and the 24 hour race is six weeks away. There will be some serious training going on during the next few weeks. Keep posted for route options as mileage and time in saddle is the key to results. For Tuesday I am throwing out a classic C and B with Horse Trail exit and a Fleming Tickle ending with Palin's Plunge...I love the fact that I just wrote a sentence that maybe only 4 or 5 other people in the world have any idea what I meant! Long live FT3...who is going to be the first one with an FT3 tattoo?
One! I am pulling the ride only option tomorrow, got a bit of a big day on Wednesday. I'l meet you guys at the lot.
Until we ride,