Spent the day getting parking tickets, packing my bikes up and taking them to Fed Ex to ship down to Oakland for the USGP of cyclocross finals. Keely and I juggled the shop duties and eventually drove out to the Airport Holiday Inn for a Campagnolo tech seminar.
A couple of hours later we are full of more Campy than you can handle. Thats right, Veloshop is privy to techy info years before the rest of you mortals. I would have snapped photos but the Campagnolo body guards would have taken me out.
How to sum it up: Electronic shifting. “to hub or not to hub”. 4 new bottom bracket designs. Campagnolo spec clipboards and labcoats.
It was the end of a long day, a long weekend really, that has not seemed to end. I’ve gotten barely 5 hours of sleep a night the last few days. I’m still up. Updating this damn journal so I can get heckled by anonymous and anonymous.
Sarcasm does not work on the internet huh?
I’m still Vegan.
You people are crazy! Get off the internet!
Wait, not yet, you have to keep reading this entry!
I want to go back to the race on Sunday really quick. I have a lot of thanks to shout out:
Thanks to Patrick W and the JV for rescuing John Dorfer in the forest. Thanks to Mike H for getting a Veloshop team van. Thanks to Caroline, Beth, Michelle, Bridgette, Erin, Nikki and Fiona G for getting muddy all the time. Thanks to Ira for the support. Thanks to the 50 people on the dyke who thought I was pumping up the crowd. (really I just wanted my spare bike) Thanks to Tony Pereira for the photos and race encouragement. (even though Portland does not need anymore bikeshops or small framebuilders, you are a welcome addition) Thanks to Lisa Graham for killer lap counting and support. Thanks to the Bike Gallery kids for the new helmet. Really, you did not HAVE to do me the favor. Thanks Tom McD for the photos and link.
Maybe I missed some people…
Just found this on the net. More Vanilla bike love from my race in Wissahickon. Chris was really nice to talk to.
Well, I’ve got 6 races left. 4 UCI, the National championships and then the “elite cup” the next day. Then I am right back to Portland to promote our season finale at Blue Lake park. (race website SOON to be updated, no more info yet)
I’m going to just ship the bikes right from SF to Providence RI. No point in spending another $100 just to have the bikes in Portland for a couple of weeks before nats.
I said nats. Ha!
My season is hardly over. If more opportunities present themselves, I’ll be jumping at them.