Snake Alley Morning

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We missed the road race yesterday. Lots of reasons, but just couldn’t make it to the new start time at 2:30 with the whole gang. Josh Carter, AeroCat and Midwest local, won the 102 mile race out of a 4 rider break.

I would definitely throw my chip back in this morning if I had the opportunity. Hopefully, I am just all stuffy from sleeping at a hotel with a pool in the atrium. We stayed in a Howard Johnson’s last night. It is a blast from the past. Pool, cement putt-putt course, all of it. But everything smells mildewy. I’m either sick or super bad allergies.

I worked on the AC on my vans all day Thursday. Now my hamstrings are super sore to the touch. I’m not that worried about that. I’ve had that problem before and it doesn’t seem to affect my riding, it is just painful.

Bromont has a schedule on race days, staying at hotels. He knows he gets to go out and “hunt” first thing in the morning, so he is always fidgety at sunrise. He is a good dog, but usually gets his way.

So, rain is forecast. I don’t know how I feel about that. Usually that would be good for me on a course like Snake Alley. A brick, steep climb with a super fast, technical descent. We’ll see. I’d rather just race it dry today really. But, it is what it is.

Vacuuming the AC on the AWD van.

We took a new route to Burlington, through Northern Missouri. Nice change. Half the enjoyment of going to races is the traveling through new areas.

The atrium at the HoJo's. Plastic flowers, golf, pool, bar, etc.

Bromont alert for anything moving.

Weather here.

Photo from Greenville at the Pro TT Championships. Brent Bookwalter on the trainer.

2 thoughts on “Snake Alley Morning

  1. Chris

    I stayed at the HoJo last year for Snake Alley and there was a wedding happening that night and the tiki bar was open. Don’t forget to go to the casino next door…

  2. Ted Lewandowski

    I always use for all the hotel stays – and the majority of the time I stay at 3 or 4 star hotels for the price of these choices from the road. I’ve spent too many years driving tour buses to learn to stay away from these class of people – no kids running around – no noise – no 20 people in the room next door to you partying, etc.


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