When the stars align its all GOOD

When the stars align its all GOOD

So long 3’s.  So long top tens. 

University was my Cat 3 swan song.  Any result would push me over the 40 point mandatory upgrade.  That, and I need to start racing my age (like, old man division vs. young strong division).  Anyway, the whole weekend experience here was fantastic sometimes the stars align in what is my world (family + work + OP (other passions)) and it feels pretty damn good . . .

To wit:

*Mother/Father in-law live in Santa Cruz 2 miles from campus / University Course

*They have pool that kiddies love (and so do my legs)

*Cool ocean breezes, marine layers . . . ahhh . . .

*Mother-in-law 65th b-day party on Saturday + race tune up ride on course

*Race start time 10:30am . . . family sleeps in until 7am (no 3am dawn patrols to drive Truckee to somewhere for 8am start) . . . ride from house at 10am perfect warm-up right to start line!

Form is off a little since Cascade (and week of drinking/vacationing w/ 6 families) . . . but whatever.  Left it on the course, got sixth.  15 X 5’ L5/6 Intervals. Family watched and inspired . . . wife gave me a hand-up (somehow this is like my favorite thing in the world . . . need to probe in here) rode back to in-laws and played in pool with the kids.  Bay Area for work for a couple days wrapped around the weekend . . . Family Weekend + Extended Family Visit + Racing Bike + Work/Bay Area Trip = NorCal living at it finest. 

Mandatory Cat 2 upgrade time to go get shelled . . .  or maybe explore endurance mt bike racing instead hmmm . . . . .

Happy Birthday Kristin!

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Race Stats:

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Race Power File

Crews Wednesday and Saturday – another great week of trail building at Waddle Ranch ahead!

Plenty of time and opportunity to do trail work . . . easy to schedule and plan . . . every Wedn and Sat through October . . . ________________________________________
From: Allison Pedley [truckeetrailsfoundation@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, August 23, 2010 4:53 PM
To: allison@truckeetrails.org
Subject: Crews Wednesday and Saturday – another great week of trail building at Waddle Ranch ahead!

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Hi Everyone,

We’re still out building trail at Waddle Ranch this week, as our summer of Good Dirty Fun continues! This week, volunteers should meet Crew Leader Bill Person at 4:15 on Wednesday evening (Aug 25) and/or 9 am on Saturday (Aug 28) at the first parking area on Martis Dam (or Creek) Road just off Hwy 267. Please sign up at least 12 hours in advance at http://www.gooddirtyfun.org, or e-mail myself or Bill directly if you plan to show up and/or you have any questions: bill@billperson.org.

Don’t forget plenty of water, sturdy boots, sunscreen, gloves, and all-evening happy hour at Cottonwood for Wednesday volunteers!

Thanks everyone!!

Allison

Truckee Trails Foundation
PO Box 1751
Truckee, CA 96160
(530)587-8214

Crews Wednesday and Saturday – another great week of trail building at Waddle Ranch ahead!

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Plenty of time and opportunity to do trail work . . . easy to schedule and plan . . . every Wedn and Sat through October . . . ________________________________________
From: Allison Pedley [truckeetrailsfoundation@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, August 23, 2010 4:53 PM
To: allison@truckeetrails.org
Subject: Crews Wednesday and Saturday – another great week of trail building at Waddle Ranch ahead!

[logogdf.gif]

Hi Everyone,

We?re still out building trail at Waddle Ranch this week, as our summer of Good Dirty Fun continues! This week, volunteers should meet Crew Leader Bill Person at 4:15 on Wednesday evening (Aug 25) and/or 9 am on Saturday (Aug 28) at the first parking area on Martis Dam (or Creek) Road just off Hwy 267. Please sign up at least 12 hours in advance at http://www.gooddirtyfun.org, or e-mail myself or Bill directly if you plan to show up and/or you have any questions: bill@billperson.org.

Don?t forget plenty of water, sturdy boots, sunscreen, gloves, and all-evening happy hour at Cottonwood for Wednesday volunteers!

Thanks everyone!!

Allison

Truckee Trails Foundation
PO Box 1751
Truckee, CA 96160
(530)587-8214

[CWC Racing] San Ardo Race Report

From Justin . . . he went on to finish 6th in P12 the next day at University . . . sick!

Regarding San Ardo — I did the race once two years ago as part of “Weekend w/ family at In-Laws in Santa Cruz / Mother in Law birthday weekend” . . . I kind of assumed San Ardo was ‘by Santa Cruz” . . . the day before the race i actually looked it up and realized it was a two hour drive from Santa Cruz, yeesh.  So yeah, it is a long way away.  Oh yeah, I flatted. But like Justin I got redemption the next day at University . . . 

Begin forwarded message:


From: Justin Rossi <jrossi2000@hotmail.com>
Date: August 23, 2010 7:55:08 AM PDT
To: “Cyclepaths/Wild Cherries Racing” <cwcracing@googlegroups.com>
Subject: [CWC Racing] San Ardo Race Report

I got the green light this weekend from the wife to head out of town
for both NorCal races.  If anyone wants to attend San Ardo in the
future I recommend against it, unless you can fly there.  It took
about 2 hours of 85mph driving from San Jose to get there, 6 hours
total from Truckee (+traffic).  It was also a weee bit chilly for the
early morning start.  Luckily Nate, the handy man, is always prepared
and had some warming oil that I lathered up with.  The first problem
of the day was there was no follow car or any support for the race.
The second problem was that about 5 guys flatted before we even rolled
off the start line.  Goat head city!!!  As we rolled off for the first
lap approx 10 guys flatted in the first 5 miles.  I was thinking to
myself, this is great by the time we finish it will be down to 20
guys.  This was not a survival of fitness but who has the best tires.
The course was fitted for me, flat with rolling hills and a gradual
uphill finish.  As we rode the first lap there were countless
unsuccessful attacks trying to establish a break.  My game plan was to
follow any break that looked well represented with yahoo and cal
giant.  We finished the first lap with no change.  As we powered
through the rolling hills of the second lap, I noticed a certain soft
feeling in my front wheel, yup I flatted.  Good thing there was no
wheel support.  I rode back to the car to get my front wheel and was
so pissed that I had planned to jump back in the group as they rode by
on the 3rd lap.  I know this is not legal, but my plan was to get some
more pack riding lessons and a better workout to burn off the Mondo
Burrito I ate the night before.  I sat back on a side road with
Dustin, who had dropped his chain earlier, and we were going to ride
back into the group as they passed by.  Multiple groups passed and
when I finally realized the P12 group rode by I was too slow to react
to get back on.  Instead I rode a 20 minute interval for good measure
and hung it up for the day.  Tomorrow was what I drove down for in the
first place.

Pre-Game Meal

This spread from my Mother In Law’s 65th b-day party today looks like something from the football playing training table days – apps and dessert aren’t even in the photo but just as copious  . . . racing University tomorrow and my first thought was I will win or be DFL this is a high-beta meal!  After consuming multiple plates from 12:30 – 2:30pm . . . I am leaning hard towards DFL.

Awesome party for Kristin  . . .

 

Pre-Game Meal

This spread from my Mother In Law’s 65th b-day party today looks like something from the football playing training table days – apps and dessert aren’t even in the photo but just as copious  . . . racing University tomorrow and my first thought was I will win or be DFL this is a high-beta meal!  After consuming multiple plates from 12:30 – 2:30pm . . . I am leaning hard towards DFL.

Awesome party for Kristin

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