Friday, October 2, 2009

Moving Day

I'm in the process of moving this blog to wordpress. It looks nicer and is a bit more pleasant to use.

Please update your RSS feeds, links, and whatnot, and I hope I don't lose too many of my several faithful readers over the switch.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

World Championships

I woke up late enough to catch only the fun parts of the World Championships last weekend.

It's pretty nice to see Cadel Evans, who has a bit of a reputation as an always-the-bridesmaid rider (not to mention a bit of a whiner), ride a strong, well-timed attack to victory. Seeing him alone in the final kilometer, out of the saddle and grinding his gear to the finish line without any flamboyant victory salutes - that's a nice aesthetic of victory. It reminded me of Sergei Ivanov's stage win on stage 14 of the Tour this year - the right attack that gets clear and then a hard, ride, hands in the drops, ass on the nose, pounding home solo. Now that's PRO.

Booger Knights

My track bikes have all left town, but I'm still going to find a way to come to Boogie Nights, a five-week late-night track-bike race series in Prospect Park.

Yes, it's safe.

It's a great way to get some fun end-of-the-season racing in. It's also a good way to get some first-time race experience under your belt, if you haven't raced in a pack, or raced a track bike before. It will get you buying your USAC license and dreaming of Opening Day out at Kissena.

There will be good competition for noobs and for experienced racers, so if you're in the city, come check it out.

Prizes will be multitudinous. A plan ticket to anywhere in the lower 48 states will be raffled off, with all proceeds going to support Gabe's ongoing recovery.