Saturday, December 20, 2008


It has been a long time since I last posted.  I have been busy writing papers and taking finals, but now the semester is over and I can give an update.  Cross season is over and the snow has finally arrived.  This cross season had its ups and downs, but considering the total lack of training and occasional illness, I think that all and all it was a good year.  As you may recall I was called up last at the first four GP's, However I still managed to take the leaders jersey the last day in New Jersey, and race in it both days in Portland.  The picture of me that went into velonews was not such a good picture, and some gay guys wrote about how ugly I am.  I found this pretty entertaining.  Why gay people are discusing my looks is beyond me, however I am honored to have reached the level where people hate me.  As Katt Williams would say, "If there are any haters out there with no one to hate, feel free to hate on me."  I do have one other thing to say though, if I am so ugly, why is she dating me?
  I did lose the jersey in the end, but Nick was really fast and deserved it.  I was sick and not training so I didn't expect to go very well.  Nationals also reflected my lack of training and being both mentally and physically drained.  I was able to scape together a 4th at collegiate, but I was really tired.  I decided to turn down my offer to go race in Belgium this year because of being fried.  I have some important MTB races in March and April and I decided that it would be best for me to ski now and refresh my mind in order to have a great MTB season.  It was a really hard choice because I really enjoy racing cross in Belgium, but I needed the rest.  There is about 6 inches of new snow in my yard and I am going skiing.