Sunday, January 20, 2008

SALVAGED



My TT was not a ravishing success, but the morning of riding definitely was. I woke up early and checked the weather and was stoked to see single digits. Yup 9. I received a few emails from folks saying they were not coming out into the cold so I started planning to nix the TT and just have some fun riding. Team Sexy Pants rolled up shortly after I arrived in the parking lot. Yeah you cannot even phase Michelle, for all I could tell she thought it was a lovely spring afternoon. Joel was sipping hot tea and rubbing warming oil on his one leg he forgot to bring a leg warmer for, classic behavior out of those two nutters. As well the reigning NORBA national champion for Expert class racing made an appearance, the man Aaron Elwell from Lawrence, KS. I was hoping to see his new 3D 29er but he only has crow tires right now and had to leave it home. He did report that it was smoking light at 21 lbs. We all took to the trails and warmed right up sliding, bouncing, hopping, hiking, our bikes on the icy one track. As we were about to finish the south loop we rolled up on Steve and Lis who had rode their cross bikes from home up to the trails and were making there way along the river. For a couple from Florida these two are tough as nails when it comes to getting out in the cold. We chatted and they went on to where they had to turn around. Aaron, Joel, and I continued to shred for the next few hours, eventually we rode nearly all of the main trails at Minor, and had a great run on high line before heading home. So much for high end fitness gain, but it was one of those days that makes you giddy that you are a human being and get to do stuff like ride one speeds on frozen trail in freezing temps. Sweet.

3 comments:

Lis Heal said...

What's up blogspot.com! Good to see you on the trail today and thanks for the shout-out. Is this online record of all your 2008 races going to stop you from reliving them again at the end of the year?? I sure hope not. Amber would be disappointed I'm sure.

Cameron C. said...

I imagine that it will only make my memory of the races that much more spectacular for Amber,

g-wiz said...

Hey Cameron,

I just happend to run across you blog for the first time. The TT sounds fun, I dig Minor Park... although I've been "told" to call it Blue River. I live in Warrensburg, and ride up in KC as often as I can. Hasn't been much lately, this f*ing weather has blown. We'll have to hook up sometime and do some riding. I'm going to be up at landahl a little more this month, granted the weather permits. Gotta get ready for Big Trumans Love and Spoke Pony. Congrats btw on the sponsorship news, that's pretty impressive. The superfly has looks to kill, I get antsy just looking at it. You doing Ouachita this year? Speaking of which, I need to train...