Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Helping Hells Angels

Today I was riding up Little Cottonwood Canyon and had one of the most amusing things happen to me.  A big fat hells angle biker dude pulled up on a new Harley to a stop sign on a road that was slightly off camber.  Apparently he did not know how to adjust for this and ended up falling over.  This was pretty funny by itself because there is nothing better than watching a fat guy with a Willey Nelson hair cut fall over and roll like an over-sized sausage down a hill, however there is more.  I continued to ride toward the intersection that is now blocked by the downed Harley and the guy struggling to lift it back up.  At this point I am laughing so hard that I can barely see.  I was then struck by an idea.  I rode up to the guy, dismounted from my 15 pound bicycle, and proceeded to pick his motorcycle up for him in my spandex and full carbon shoes.  All that I needed was a cape and a pair of underwear over my shorts and I would have been super hero material.  I can't think of anything moredestructive to a macho image than having to get a 6'2" 143 lbs cyclist pick your Harley up for you.  Since I don't have a picture of it, here is a picture of me and you can imagine the rest.

Monday, March 24, 2008

New Cousins!

Just got word from my Uncle that he just picked up my two new cousins.  It may be a little bit early, but I think that they look like good cyclists.  I can't wait to meet them; here are a couple of pictures.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Collegiate races

Collegiate races are the best.  There is no pressure and you get to just ride around with your friends.  Plus after the race is over, or the night before for many, you can party it up with the the locals.  Unfortunately for me I was talking with one of my friends in the middle of the pack when a large break decided to go. So I spent the rest of the race trying to pull them back with a little help from Colin, but that didn't work out too well and I ended up in 16th.  Oh well it is all just training anyways.  Here are some photos from the weekend:  Chris's Mullet, Trevor Suffering, Me being fat and out of shape, pulling a break back in the crit.