Sunday, December 02, 2007

world cup # 5

Igorre Spain
Nys Wins

1. Sven Nys
2. Bart Wellens
3. Klaas Vantornout
6. Sven Vanthourenhout!

the battle this morning.

what i woke up to

oh yeah....and todays race, Michigan state CX championship in waterford.

preparing for the obstacle....

....and the finish to the obstacle.

yikes. pretty damn fun out there today.
i feel some what obligated to type my thoughts and share my thanks for a season ending. i'm not really into doing words so much anymore, because of the over opinionated culture we live in and the fact that some individuals use bloggers as local news forums. i'm not into it. and so to all my friends that i've spent the fall with:

Happy Birthday Robert. Thank you again for a great year of cyclo-cross.

Congratulations Wiz on a fine season and the new prestige of Michigan State Champion.

Pony, i was pretty stoked to see you prove all those lame ass anon people wrong. you are a great racer with a passion.

Ace, a fine season tally. you are a true athlete that excels at all the disciplines. thanks for the motivating words and being a peer.

Scar Face, none more consistant. i wish i could ride with you.

the Sweed, better than last year and getting better. mechanicals aside you know you have it.

DC, shut the fuck up. i love you.

Ashely, where the hell did you come from. nice riding!

Budacki, rippin in killer B's, suffering like a dog in A. thats the way to do it.

Baroli, the Italian, it will be nice to ride all spring and summer with that title from today.

Meils, totally die hard. pushing through everything and never flinching. you are amazing.

Schwartz, 6 time state champ. got to hand it to you that is impressive.

Noftz, for dedicating your time and energy to helping the state have a bad ass kick off to the UCI and for the dedication to cross.

SeeeeeMan, dude we need to do more spring riding with Brian. i'll try to do some cross country skiing this winter.

B Mitchall, what the hell man? you come out and start kicking ass? long time coming man. good luck with jr.

O'day, at it again. rocking another year. we need to get back on the 24hr spring race thing.

Steve Balogh, Andrea Tucker, the Eye of Gatto, Hans Nyberg, Mashers Media, and Tom Kachelmeyer for the best photos out there.

all the nameless people dedicating their time to helping Robert set up the courses and work to help him.

Joe Lekovish the most energetic voice in Michigan cycling. and for commentating.

Dave Massey, if you want i can help you get a new bike for your 08 season. i know you want to make a run at the points series next year. plus you're not bad at commentating and giving people awesome encouraging shit. the best out there.

all the Michigan, Ohio and surrounding bike dealers who support racing and cyclo-cross with specific recognition to Kinetic Systems and Bikeworks of Ohio.

THE MICHIGAN SCENE - for keeping people guessing at your identity and keeping the racing community inspired with juicy material. you rock.

and the fifteen hundred others who contribute to the sport of cyclo-cross. sorry if i didn't mention you or if i don't know you.

see you at nationals.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude you are a STUD !!!!!


8:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

way to fight back into it today

9:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


another great cx season is behind us. love the blog, especially the pro cx content. keep it up. thanks for the words of encouragement. i'm sure you're going to be right there with me for many years to come. btw, i like the "Sweed" nickname, but i'm a Finn dude. my people will let the mistake go though ;-). see you on the last saturday in March. have a great winter!


9:49 PM  
Blogger Echelon said...

sorry about that. somewhere someone made reference to you as the sweed and i though it was cool. i'll make sure to make future references as "the Finn"

before you know it we'll be going round and round at the plaza. see you then.

10:18 AM  
Anonymous lisalam said...

Thanks for all the encouragement! Someday I aspire to be as smooth and suave as you are on the barriers!

6:36 PM  
Blogger rachel said...

jay i loved this post. especially the part that says shut the fuck up to DC. haha. he cracks me up.

9:35 PM  

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