Founding member and original DRL has made his return the the Pville region. While he is still into alternative footie related athletic endeavors, I understand he intends to ride this evening and is in good fitness and looking forward to good cheer. He may be just in time to reclaim the Mt. Tek and receive an update on new ownership and departure of the Spawn to Michigan.
Table conversation should include planning for Tuesday July 3rd.
You put XT at the helm of his Sprinter, and fill the rest of the seats with FT3, and point that thing towards Nevada, and for damn sure its going to be a good time. We received nothing but the kindest hospitality from the residents of our neighbor state, from Cappy's family friends who hosted us, to the waittresses at Red's Old 395 Grill.
Race day was beautiful, mild temperatures, busting wildflowers, and mountain bikes as far as the eye could see. We each settled into our own pace; Cappy, Nocar, XT, Counselman. We rode at about middle to back quarter of the pack, not fit enough to hang with the shredders (Levi Leipheimer finished 24th), so we were constantly frustrated in the technical sections where all manner of mountain biking ineptitude was on display. No cramping, retching, mechanicals, or missed turns. Everyone finished strong enough to crack a beer at the finish line. All in all a great day in the saddle.
Triple Crown is just around the corner. Gotta keep those handling skills sharp. Is anyone bringing a new bike tonight?
Its going to be a warm one tonight, with light to moderate dust. Good prep for the Carson City 50. An event so important in the Pacific region that PG&E is giving today off for anyone who plans on racing.
Last week saw the running of a super sweet new downhiller trail in lip-smacking perfect conditions. Rolling back to tacos, a few of us glanced longingly at the lake, but it was late, no time for a swim. The taco table was way spicier than normal with new sauce offerings that made brows sweat like back in the day.