Monday, June 13, 2011

Foot to the Floor...

...Merckx style. There are a few things that money can buy like a Bugatti Veyron, Keanu Reeves bobblehead, Keanu Reeves, and a chinchilla fur coat for your chihuahua. Among the things you can't buy are a Condor egg omlette, NASA, a dictionary autographed by any member of the Bush family, and faster legs. Well while the last one is not exactly true (see Floyd Landis), one thing that money can buy is a faster gear. Commonly referred to as 'free speed' (not sure why something 'free' costs several thousand dollars) all these techie gizmos can tilt the playing field. To remedy this, we'll go at it like Eddy intended. Raw and unadulterated, or as we call it in cycling, Merckx style. No aero bars, no aero wheels, no aero helmets, no little aero booties, nothing, nada, zip, zilch. Just you and your traditional road rig.
The where is the Woodland course, the home to TT racing in the greater Bearspaw region.

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Wednesday, June 15th, and we'll try to get the first riders off sometime shortly after 6:30. The usual two notes apply in that we ask that if you can, spread the parking out and ride to the start so that we don't look like a Justin Bieber fanclub, and I need a couple of volunteers. And yes, they can be members of a Justin Bieber fanclub. The course is the usual slog into the wind and the rocket ride downwind. Ease the main, trim the jib, heave to starboard, full speed ahead Captain Hazelwood.


Anonymous said...

Always enjoy your posts Jamie,

Heaving there will be, hopefully not on my shoes. Mike bike is Valdez-like. Heavy and slow.

Thomas said...

I can volunteer Jamie.

poonworks said...

nice jamie, reaaaaaaalllly nice!

i can volunteer if you still need.
let me know thanks


Spirogeek said...

I would appreciate it very much guys. Hopefully the weather is better than expected.