Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Originally uploaded by cbnystrom.

We planted two red maples and a birch in the backyard.

Mmmmm trees. I'm looking forward to a bit of shade on the deck next Summer.

My 'cross bikes are still in pieces in the garage, but at least they are clean.

I hope I'm not rebuilding them Saturday night. I think there's a cardinal rule against doing major bike maintenance the night before a race.

Speaking of the race, it's looking like another smallish, but stacked field in the B's. At this point in the season it's down to the hard core 'crossers. Some of the early races had up to 90 racers in the B's, but a 50ish rider field is still pretty damn big!

Other than not having a double pit I really like the Reston course. I'm looking forward to the race and hope my legs are there. My pick to win the B race is Evan Ellicott. It's his local race and he's been riding really well this season.

My new helmet is on order from Joe's Bike Shop (best bike shop I know of and recipient of a substantial % of my earnings). This will be my third new helmet this year. The first two ate it on over-the-bars crashes over on the Hilton/Hilltop area at Avalon. The trails over there are technical, steep, rocky, rooty, and so much fun.


Chris Mayhew said...

I hate you. I will make doubly sure to win now.


Chris said...

Ha! I'll be able to take some of the credit if you win...I'm glad I can provide some extra motivation.

You've been kicking ass all season, but Ellicott is still my pick at Reston.

gwadzilla said...

evan is super fast and a really nice guy

I recall the race being exciting

but I do not remember the final finishing order

the intensity looked high