60 and sunny here in Portland. And I am forcing my self to stay inside of Sweetpea Bakery, NOT eat any doughnut and commit to working on my computer till I get a LOT of business caught up on.
Answering emails and taking care of PBS clients is the first priority.
Then a creative and witty journal update is in order. A few videos in this update:
My newest team mate AO and superstar team mate
Steven Hunter (edited because he is giving me tons of shit right now) got 2nd and 3rd last weekend at the season opening Cherry Pie road race. Damn good finishers those two. And, they be needing those upgrade points.
This is what I imagine the first race of the year being like. And what I really mean is; the first race of the year ANYWHERE in the world. Windy, sketchy, riders bouncing off of each other. Enjoy watching the PROs bouncing off of each other. Big crash in there somewhere.
Jesus I miss cyclocross. And Peter Tachelet.
I’m sorry dear friends. Europe was NOT in the cards this year. But, I will find a way to make it happen this season! My mediocrity MUST be shared with the world!
This is a classic beat down. Or, it will be classic if we give it a few years. When Stybar is on a roll, it is a beautiful thing. I like to think the Wallonian grandmothers and their half-Flemish children will reminisce about my riding: “Que Molly … pas le coureur le plus rapide cyclocross. Mais damn! Qu’est-ce l’agression, ce que d’un chargeur!”
Thanks to Breezy for the heads up on that finish. SO GOOD! And then we get to see Neils complaining about the Lion of Flanders flags. (because that is clearly why you lost…) Anyone else think that guy turns into a big baby when things are not going his way?
And, like a phoenix rising from the ashes. (or at least peeking its head out for a minute) Radio Freddy presents a thoughtful and insightful homage to Franco Ballerini.
One could believe that Belgium Knee Warmers is down for the count. I do not. There is a part to all of this bloggy blogging and writing good stories and living the dream that is… wait for it… …REAL LIFE. It happens to some people, most of us actually. Whether it is raising a family or working a job, sometimes one needs (or is forced) to take a break from contributing to the greater good of the world.
If Radio Freddy disappears from us. I will not mourn. I’ll cherish the times we had together and wish him “bon chance” !
And if Alex’s beard gets any crazier, I’m going to marry it. It is like it has a mind of it’s own.
Its not a choice! Its a beard!!