Heading East

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Okay, I decided after riding yesterday that I should probably just load up and go to Asheville to race Cyclocross Nationals.  And then, pack up right after the race and head up to the Northwoods to nordic ski, snowshoe, ect.

I had a ton of reasons not to go.  But I had one reason that I was having a hard time overcoming.  I’ve been training the last month for what?  So, if I was training to race, I guess I should probably just go race.  I’ve went the last two years just to watch.  And now, the year I go to race, I’m not even gonna stay around to watch.  Kind of strange, don’t you think.

Anyway, we’re heading to Louisville today.  It is less than 9 hours from here, then Asheville is another 5, which we’ll drive on Monday.  I stayed up packing until nearly 1 am, so I’m hoping to get some sleep on the drive.

We’ve had pretty good weather the last few days in Kansas.  I got in 170 miles the last 3 days, which is a bonus the first of January.

I have a ton of stuff to stick into the van.  We’re taking the AWD small van since we’re heading up to snow.  I left the back bench seat home and put in just one bucket seat in case Bill or someone needs a ride back to Kansas from Cable.  Okay, that’s about it for now.

Keith and Catherine flew back from Seattle yesterday and are official moved back now. Now sure what Catherine is doing here?

Keith and Catherine flew back from Seattle yesterday and are official moved back now. Now sure what Catherine is doing here?

 

I glued on a couple 34 mm Dugast tires I had left over.  They aren't UCI legal, but the Master's race isn't a <a href=

UCI race, so the max tire width is 35. I have FMB mud tires on my best wheels, but put these on just in case.” width=”450″ height=”600″ /> I glued on a couple 34 mm Dugast tires I had left over. They aren’t UCI legal, but the Master’s race isn’t a UCI race, so the max tire width is 35. I have FMB mud tires on my best wheels, but put these on just in case.

It is nice when you can get a bike race and ski in the same week.

It is nice when you can get a bike race and ski in the same week.

Lots of equipment to take.  This isn't even the bags.

Lots of equipment to take. This isn’t even the bags.

These are the gloves I'm bringing alone for the next couple weeks. Crazy.

These are the gloves I’m bringing alone for the next couple weeks. Crazy.

8 thoughts on “Heading East

  1. zeke

    Good luck at Nats! I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who needs to bring a dozen pairs of gloves to deal with cold weather.

     
  2. Sam Montag

    Good luck at Nats Steve. Say Hi to the Richardson Bike Mart crew. They left Saturday.

    Missed you in Waco. Lot’s of up with little mud.

     
  3. Krakatoa East of Java

    OK, go ahead, but under no circumstances are you to write a post complaining about how bad it sucked that your van was (effectively) an hour away, ok? You know darn well that there are BIG convenience issues with the venue.

     
  4. carlos flanders

    No complaints about how you felt lousy the day/week before or got a bad starting position either. All former pros should be forced to start at the very back anyway.

     
  5. Steve Tilford Post author

    carlos – I feel pretty good and think I’m starting on the front row, so no complaints there. I can’t agree with you seating ideas though.

     

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