Last night was a short night. Less than 5 hours sleep. I have no idea where time goes now. I got up with Trudi at 6:45 this morning. She headed to the airport at 7:30 to fly to Pro Road Nationals. Then it was non-stop the whole day and I barely got the stuff done by 2 am. I’m either moving slower than I used to or have a ton more stuff to do.
Anyway, I’m driving up to Burlington, Iowa for a 95 mile road race at 3:15. It used to be 81 miles, but they changed the course a little. I believe it is supposed to be dry there this afternoon, but the forecast is for rain the next three days, which are all criteriums, with tomorrow being Snake Alley.
I’m in this for the fitness, not the results, so I’m going to do what I can do and nothing more. I’ve done these races many times before and they all have a certain flow about them. Newt, the promoter of Snake Alley, is going to give me shit for not per-registating. I looked two nights ago and planned to register, but couldn’t find my wallet for a credit card number, then yesterday, the registration was closed. There were something like 126 guys registered in the Pro 1/2 race. That is a ton of riders for that course. Especially if it rains. I won it on my first attempt, partly because it was raining the whole day.
It’s a solo trip of just Bromont and I. Keith and Catherine might drive up for Snake Alley later today or tomorrow. I’m staying in Burlington tonight, then moving over to Davenport and staying with my friend Jeff Bradley. I’m not sure if Jeff is racing this afternoon or not. I’d better call and find out.
Okay, have to get moving. I’m already beat and the trip hasn’t even started yet. Hope that isn’t a bad sign?