Sunday, January 27, 2008

Say Anything

Motivation is an interesting topic. Yesterday, for some reason, I thought it would be a good idea to take a route next to the bay out to the Contes ride (shore drive). Wick, T-karnes, and myself left my house with a posting of 29 degrees on the temp indicator. I am 100% certain that I lost time of my life for putting in those 40 miles. It was a cold that is difficult to comprehend. You would sweat, and then a wind would crush my desire to ride further as a chill spread through my body. So the rest of yesterday and all of today have been a state of unhappiness and just feeling sick. I was supposed to ride with K-dogg and am sorry that I missed it. Turns out, he was sick all week. Maybe I was lucky by only having two days of un-greatness.

A year long project is coming to completion. The below TT rig is finally disc complete. Only a couple more bits and I'll have a dream bike. I am excited to learn this discipline. In so many ways, Time Trialing is the purest form of riding--that and getting your 6-inch trail bike on at San Diego's Noble Canyon. The absolute best moments of my riding life have been at Noble Canyon.




Lastly, this Tuesday is a huge day for me. This is the first time since 1994 that I have had to make a decision about my career (that was senior year in HS by the way). So I am praying that I score acceptance and get a very nice offer of admission to Berkeley. Tuesday is going to be really good or really bad.
The couple pics below are just some fun rides from the past. First is a moab pic with a white rimmed wheel before white was rage.
This pic is Noble canyon runout after a symphonic section of flow.
Sometimes, technical clothing is whats in the back of a friends car. Who keeps a sweater like this in their car?

6 comments:

T.Karnes said...

"Heey, this is my christmas sweater in july." -Dane Cook

D-bO!! said...

that bike lookz fast...and yeah, itz gonna be colder along the bay everyday from here to may.....holla , i need to start logging miles....

Kevin said...

You bail on me one more time, and you're off the team!
Speaking of team, let's see your new kits! I hear they're smokin HOT!
Sprinters don't time trial!!!

seriously, best of luck Tuesday!

Tara Lain said...

Best of luck cuz! Keep us posted :)

Tara

EMG said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
T.Karnes said...

Yeah kev, the kits are smokin! love them twigs and berries.