Wednesday, June 04, 2008

excited and a bit nervous....

Well the big news is I will finally be taking more than a couple of days off work to do the BC bike race. Months back while chatting with my friend Brian, well actually while trying to talk both he and Carey in to racing the Cascade Creampuff, he mentioned that he couldn't because he would be riding the BC bike race. I quickly asked if he had a partner, the response was a resounding yes. I mentioned to keep me in mind if anything changed. A few Fridays ago he called and mentioned that his partner may be dropping out, and "was I still interested?" Was I? Hell yeah. What about the Creampuff entry. Well when you compare the entry fees there really isn't any comparing. Will I give up a 250 dollar entry for a 2,000 dollar already paid, don't have to spend any money entry? Who wouldn't. It has been a dream of mine to do one of these stage races, ever since I had to drop out on doing one a few years back due to health issues. I am both excited and a bit daunted by the whole thing. Will my legs be up to pedaling for 7 days straight, what about my mind? I am sure I will be fine, but still I am a bit intimidated by the whole thing. I think this will be one of the hardest things I have ever done. Brian and his former partner were going to ride geared full suspension rigs, now he and I will be piloting front suspended single speeds. With the way the weather has been lately, read rain, and more rain, where is summer anyways? I can only imagine that we will be slopping it up all the way to Whistler, unless of course summer hits and the rains stop. I can only hope that is what happens. Wish us luck, the plan is to have as much fun as possible along the way. Wish us luck........more thoughts to come.

2 comments:

dicky said...

Have fun man. It's a freaking blast.
I know at least four other SS'ers will be there including Dejay, Timmy Dougherty, and SSlohio Rob Kranz.

Cellarrat said...

sweet man! Good luck and have fun!!