Today I saw the World's smallest dog. My neighbor has made the wise decision in buying this "hamster" mutt for sure. Just imagine the small clean-up requirements of this miniature pooch? My cat eyed this thing up too looking to reap some payback on all the wrongdoings of dogs in the past.
Next, I saw a bike come in to the local shop with the rear spokes torn out and a t-shirt tightly wound around the cassette. It doesn't require any questions.....or answers.
Next up was the Orba Orca that was the unfortunate victim of a crash with a road barrier. Carbon may be strong but not that strong.
I held a $200 bottle cage today. Hmmmm, $200. Really? why?
So the 24 Hours of 9-Mile is coming at the end of July. I was hoping on defending our title last year, but I am really hoping to get on a team to take the overall 4-man title. With that said, I NEED A TEAM! Got one? Want to build one? Lets talk. Plus, I have to wear the jersey at least once this year.
I have the weekend off from racing so I am hitting it hard for one last weekend of build-up before the trickle down rest period before the Nature Valley Grand Prix. The Abercrombie & Fitch Pro Devo Cycling Team is only fielding two riders since the rest of the team will be either at the Tour of Ohio or out on the East Coast. Frankie Dierking and myself have the NVGP to ourselves. Good fun.
I am glad the NVGP is later this year because now is the time my allergies kickdown. I got them on the ride today and they are power zappers. I am usually better by the third week in June so I am sticking with that plan.
I got the first ride out on the new mountain bike yesterday. Again, thanks to Titus, Shimano, American Classic, and Brad and PK at Adventure Cycle and Ski in Winona, MN. It was a great ride up on Holzinger minus the downed trees. The bike rides incredible and the new Shimano XTR rapid fire is so silky smooth. Game on!
That's it. No photos so my visual experiences of the day could only be put into brief words. I hope all is well for you. Either you are resting, healing, flying, traveling, eating or sleeping. The life of racing bicycles. Not much more to do or say. Ciao -Ian