Kings Valley road race:

Mark Blackwelder won the Kings Valley road race today. Our new teammate Kim Mullen placed 12th in the women’s race at King’s Valley. Robin Calver got 4th in the cat 4 race too! Wow, a team victory gets me all pumped! I think I may have a new cat 2 teammate racing with me soon. I hope. Then I will have someone to work for in road races. We’ve got to get Jess back on the road too.

Mark came by the shop with poor shifting and low morale yesterday. “just go ride your bike, let the race happen and see how you feel.” I said. Sometimes you have the best ride when you least expect it. I remember flying to the east coast last fall for a cross racing weekend. I was getting sick, and I scheduled my flight so I got in 3 hours before my race start. (risky, I know.) After a shitty flight, Dan Langlois met me at the airport with Emily and my bikes, we drove straight to the race, I ran out and as Dan put my bikes together, signed in and went to the line. I went on to have one of the best race weekends of my season.

Matt Hall is one of my teammates I am scared of. He knows it too. He taught me everything I know about mountain biking and will out-descend me any day. You keep your friends close and your enemies closer right? I’ve got my eye on you Black Markwelder. And on that flexy thing too! I’m impressed. Please tell me you had the powertap wheel on there.

Tomorrow: 6 hours, then we get to watch L’Enfer du Nord and eat cookies!


2 comments for “Kings Valley road race:”

  1. Molly,
    How were you able to watch Paris-Roubaix? Im so jealous.

    Posted by cogswell | April 10, 2006, 10:03 am
  2. ———————————————————
    John Millei painting trade for race bicycle!

    Molly please keep this on the low down, but a friend of mine is looking to trade a John Millei painting he owns for a high end racing bicycle.

    This original artwork is 75″ x 80″ from his flower series, prior to his
    famous “for surfing” exhibition. John grew up a privileged Malibu boy, but
    shed his bourgeois identity to compete professionally as a world cup big
    wave surfer. He turned to painting in the late 70′s after blowing out his
    eardrums in gnarly slam into a coral reef. John’s a great guy and was
    recently featured in the prestigious Venice Biennial.

    The painting is from 2003 and is signed by the artist, both on the front and
    back. This is an oil painting on thick handmade Japanese fiberous paper, and
    will come with a certificate of authenticity/ ownership. I believe the 2003
    list price for this work was $8000, but the value has gone up. This painting
    will only increase in value and is a great investment off the radar from
    capital gains taxes.

    Currently John has a show at ACE Gallery in Beverly Hills. ( ) John’s gallery also represented such artists as: Tim
    Hawkinson, Tara Donovan, Robert Graham, Dennis Hopper, etc.

    He’s willing to make the trade for any high end racing bicycle

    Email before April 25 if interested.

    Posted by Nicholas Brandt-Sorenson III | April 11, 2006, 5:07 pm

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