Thursday, June 11, 2009

t-town, philly, pittsburgh

t-town was super fast. i had a really good time. saturday i went to the track early to watch my friends race, but our car broke down on the turnpike 20 miles from the track. some who was already at the track came and picked us up, but by the time we got there donovan and matt were to late to register. we stayed at the track and rode around for few hours till it was time to get ready for my races. it was the season opener of the world series on bicycling. there was a decent amount of money up for grabs here. lots of premes. i was nervous before race time and i had been in the sun all day and felt a little zapped.

i managed to win a couple premes. my biggest mistake of the night was after winning a 50 lap preme and had a big gap i sat up to get on the crazy fast train that would inevitably catch me. i figured it was better to wait and get on then stay out and get spit out the back when they caught me. WRONG! as soon as i got caught by the field they rang the bell for 100 followed by 200 dollar lap premes. had i stayed out i could have hung in, but i would have been done for after that. which would have been fine since there was only 5 laps left in the 48 lap scratch race and i didnt get in the last move to place in the money anyhow. i then proceeded to shotgun 4 beers in the infield immediately following the races.

tuesday was another pro 1/2 night. the first race was a very physical miss n out. i ended up get boxed in real good by bobby lea towards the end by i had already done some good boxing in of others myself. i raced a madison later that night. it was fun. i was a little under partnered but i was excited to do one at t-town. i was invited to come back anytime and offered places to stay. i was surprised how friendly it was there.

my time in philly was super fun. lots of fake meat chinese, tofu hoagies, good friends, crazy adventures, drinking, rooftops, cuddling, sleeping in. i really like it there. i wanna go back soon.

i got to pittsburgh wednesday evening. after 5 hours in a car. i went to the oval, borrowed a road bike, forgot my jersey and "raced" a crit with no warm up in a t-shirt. i didnt contest the sprint because teds cassette was toast and if i got on the the gas a little bit it skipped hard and i didnt want to crash. it was a good to spint the legs out and ride with steevo and steve.

now im going to see dinosaurs with my mom and little sister. it gonna rule!

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