Sunday, July 30, 2006

Playing with pirates

Holy cow. If yesterday wasn't enough, I joined the same crew this morning for a one-hour faux crit. My ambitions were simple, when the speedy guys came by, jump on their tail and hang on for as long as I could. It was a great high intensity workout and an excellent opportunity to practice aggressive cornering, avoiding menacing pavement cracks, and keeping track of where the wind was. Additional excitment was provided on the final lap when a pirate's front wheel went into a large pavement crack and a magnificent skid shred the shorts protecting his right hip. I woulda got pictures, 'cept I was needing oxygen and forgot to shoot. Sorry. I'll do better next time.