Sunday, October 29, 2006

"Devils Soup Bowl"

well it wasn't raining. the sun was actually out and so was the competition. a great day to be put into the hurt box. the ann arbor vets park cyclo-cross course also known as "the devils soup bowl" served up some healthy portions of pain to todays racers. my serving of the sauce was particularly effective and i went flying out the back of the group with 4 laps completed. on lap 5 i was so shelacked and my back was so exploded i had no choice but to DNF. the course was really hard today and i knew others were hurting as bad as me. its not my style to dwell on the bad day so i'm already looking forward to monroe. i would rather pride myself with attitude and being able to accept what courses and conditions are put in front of me. so monroe is the new target. i had a little fire burning on my way home but i think that was motivation to ride again. at the front of the race other things were happening. card was blowing the race apart and was off the front. wizz and weinert were fighting for the 2nd spot and i believe tucker olander was riding to a great 4th. he was behind me at one point. he obviously found his legs and recovered. nice race tuck.

my road teammate ron gratop was riding a great race and found himself on the tim sari train today for a good portion of the race. it was hard today and he managed to stay in a good group. nice race ron.

he looked pretty blown at the finish but at least he completed the 60 min. ron you had better race in monroe i need your wheel!

even the best racers in the world have off days. cyclo-cross god Sven Nys was off his game yesterday in the world cup race in Tabor Czech Republic but bounced back nicely in todays superprestige race in Sint-Michielsgetel Netherlands. watch out for him in the Belgium national race and of course at the worlds where he will be looking for revenge.

- patiently waiting for monroe


Anonymous Anonymous said...

that was some tasty pain today, monroe's menu will be the same. emtae

8:17 PM  
Blogger Echelon said...

i'm hoping monroe's flavor will be something a bit easier to digest.

8:20 PM  
Blogger DCAMERON said...

you ready for the post ice man?

10:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, the cross menu is alot like mcdonalds, no matter were you go the menu never changes.

9:25 AM  
Blogger joe1265 said...

No cross race is easy! Especially when you have Weinert, Card and Simonson HAMMERING immediately from the gun! Those were some blistering opening laps!!!

9:35 AM  
Blogger Echelon said...

you can say that again. i had this crazy idea that i was going to stay with someone fast, i had a quick wake up call when i went flying out the back. i'm so pumped right now i can't wait to ride tonight.

11:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rest young man, rest...punjab

1:39 PM  

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