Racing, racing and more racing. This weekend brings many opportunities to show everyone how many desserts we have (or haven't in my case) passed on this year in order to go up hills a few hundred feet long just a little faster.
On Sat, all of you distinguished older gentlemen get a whole park race to yourselves at the CRCA Master's Throwdown where i can imagine the conversations in the group will include many comments about how this newer generation has no idea how to handle their bikes and in YOUR day you were taught proper bike handling before you were allowed to enter a race and how the Simplex rear derailleur is still way better than any of this silly downtube or STI nonsense. Afterwards, I hear there is an early bird dinner special at 11am over at the Sizzler, which i am sure will be PACKED. The Cat 4 ladies also get their own race at the same time in race 2 of the CRCA Women's Cat 4 Open Race Series. Elsewhere, there is the Prospect Park Challenge across the river for anyone who doesn't fall into one of the above field requirements. The cool kids will be at the NY State Track Championship at Kissena, all vying for the sweet champions jersey NYSBRA hooked us up with. Registration ends today at noon.
On Sun, the racing at FBF continues with the W.S. United Graveyard Series. There will be a mixing of the old and young out in NJ at the NJ State Masters and Juniors Crit Championship. There is the Cycledrome Crit at T-Town. If you like hills, dirt and all the suffering that comes with combining those things, there is the Catskills Divide Road Race, which looks pretty awesome based on the recon vid someone put together here.
Good luck everyone and stay safe out there.
While I didn't ride the extra wet miles to Weehawken to get my finishers medal at the GFNY, I did end up with a souvenir from Sunday's fondo.
We are experiencing the type of weather that prompts the painfully obvious amongst us to query others about the quality and quantity of wetness that abounds by asking perchance, if it conditions we
I am by nature a vituperative person, it's my default setting, and today my ire has been raised, so I'm going to strike back and just half ass my way through this Hopeful Friday posting, because pu