Tuesday, May 05, 2009



Things I'm More Realistically
Thinking of Doing


I'm going to talk about some of the races I might be doing, but first I'm going to take a moment to mention some of the disgusting crap I've eaten over the past few days. Maybe I should just do a post entitled "Disgusting Crap I'm Thinking of Eating". I'm much more likely to follow through on that.

Friday I went out for dinner with my Mom. Jake's Dixie Roadhouse in Waltham. It was out of hand. Pulled Pork Dinner with beans, slaw, cornbread, and watermelon on the side. I figure the less pigs there are, the slower the spread of H1N1. Or something. The truly disgusting part was the app, get this, I'm not kidding, Waffle-Fry-Nachos. My dream. My Mom didn't really help and I did damage, serious damage. I even went at her mashed potatoes. Later on that night I was so full I threw up in my mouth...twice. The truth is sometimes bent and twisted here on the Big Bikes, but that is 100% true.

In the immediate future, as in next Saturday, I'm heading to The Orchard Assault out in Amherst. My buddy Uri's hood. I hear it's good and technical. M and I are making a weekend of it, heading down to stay over in Providence, RI straightaway afterward for a Cheese Tasting with the caterer for our wedding. The amount of working and riding I've been doing and the sleeping I have not been doing has left me, uh...grumpy. Feeling strapped for time I entered into a "discussion" with Miriam on the subject. At a real high point I might have said something like:

"Whatever cheese they have is fine with me.
American, Cheez wiz, Velveeta, whatever"

Something like that.
What can I say, she's a lucky girl, got herself a real winner here.


Then it's down to The EFTA Glocester Grind in Rhode Island. I did it last year, it went well. It's a super-nasty-technical one for sure. Just the way I like 'em. Actually, shit, if you click on "last year" you'll read perhaps one of the least horrendous race reports I think I've ever written. Definitely more interesting than what I'm writing today. Must have had some good coffee that day.

Then a big move, got plans with teammate Freye-Daddy to hit up The Canada Cup in Tremblant and Coyote Hill on the way back down with some hanging with my favorite VT50 winner afterward. That's exciting.

On the 31st of May we got Singlespeed-A-Polooza out in New York somewhere. I hear the guys that do The Dark Horse 40 put on a good event.

Next is the very catchily named NYCMTB All-City XC MTB At Highbridge Park (at least that's what it's called on Bikereg) I owe my brother and Br0-in-law a visit and I never get down to NYC in the summer because of my queer racing addiction.

Something I just busted out the Sharpie and indelibly inked on my calendar is The Stoopid 50 in State College, PA. It's a Chris Scott race. Need I say more? OK, maybe you don't know what that means. What it means is this. I won't make some specific analogy here, just think of it it this way, if the guy who is the absolute above and beyond best at doing a particular thing does that thing and you can go benefit from his doing of that thing pretty easily, you should probably go do it. OK, analogy; no understatement, If God existed and he promoted mountain bike races he would be Chris Scott. Less offensive analogy; if he were a Film Director he would make Stanley Kubrick look like whoever directed Scary Movie 3.


That's as far into the future as I'm going to go today. Who knows when I'll need to scrape for writing material again.

4 comments:

Bullitt said...

I love Endless Bike Co.

Never had fried waffles though. Have to scare up some somewheres.

When are you and Miriam moving to NC?

Darkhorse Cycles said...

thanks for the shout out! look forward to seeing you at the ss-apolooza!

dougyfresh said...

Thanks for the updates. I haven't paid any ounce of attention to upcoming races or what I'm doing from a competition stand-point this summer.


Thinking I'll show my ugly face in Stewart Forest on the 31st. Sounds like fun.

Might venture back to NYC again. Sounds like a good time to spin our arses off down along the Harlem River Drive.

What about root66 stuff?

Frenchy aka Bike Boy said...

SS Apolooza!!!!!!!!! Nice. Hope you make it.