It is the day we all race the Bazaar Road Race here in Kansas. I’m not able to do it this year, but here in Topeka the wind is already blowing close to 30 mph, so down southwest, the wind has to be much stronger. It is a going to be a gutter riding extravaganza. Bazaar was my first race ever, nearly 4 decades ago. I’ve won it a few times, but would love to be doing it today.
I think that Bill might be doing a MTB race over in Lawrence. I believe there is a 3 hour and 6 hour race. Bill would most likely do the 3 hour, but you never know.
Brian Jensen went down to Austin and raced the Austin Rattler 100 km. yesterday. He did great and finished 3rd. Tristan Uhl won, with JT Cody finishing 2nd, Brian, then my buddies Robbie Robinette and Stefan Roth rounding out the top 5. This race was a Leadville 100 Qualifier, so all these guys could potentially race there. I might try my hand at that depending on how this shoulder thing goes.
Amstel Gold had a pretty good finish. It looked for a little bit like Gilbert was going to be able to repeat his World’s finish, but it was not to be. Roman Kreuziger (Saxo-Tinkoff) was just too strong at the end.
Okay, I’m destined to just ride my bike around Topeka in the wind and drizzle. It is supposed to be in the 70’s today, but thunderstorms, then lose 30 degrees tomorrow and for the next few days and be miserable again. Big change from California weather.