Monday, October 8, 2007

Calm before the storm

So this weekend was really, really productive. I hated missing the races, but I took a ton off of my plate (not the plate at the dinner table either). It was awesome hearing about so many great rides by many pals. Some great wins by Tom, Justin and Colin. Nice work fellas!!! So many super-positive reports from all over Hup nation. Upgrade points earned, stutter-steps banished, and handling the dreaded "12" lap card with much confidence. I wish I could have seen it all, but be sure that I was cheering for all of you from the confines of my workspace.

Five days remain until Worlds. My biggest goal this week is to stay very cool, relaxed and focused. I had a great 4+ hour ride on Friday that sent me home cracked like never before this year. I had a great over/under workout today and felt really well recovered. The legs feel sharp. I just can't waste any precious energy. I know I have a huge task ahead of me. I will be called up in 40th or so, so finding my way to the front group will make the first two laps super hard. I would rather get to the front group and blow up like you read about to finish 110th than ride conservatively. Maybe I'll watch Rocky III tonight. Hmm, or Rocky II? Tough call.


Craig said...

Gotta go for Rocky III. Just for Mr T and this exchange:

Interviewer: What's your prediction for the fight?
Clubber Lang: My prediction?
Interviewer: Yes, your prediction.
[Clubber looks into camera]
Clubber Lang: Pain!

Good luck, I think I will bring some of my school supplies to revive the dead.

josh said...

you MAY need to make an amendment to your race schedule and results:

12/16 Nationals spectate, drink lots of beer, eat lots of sausage, watch JP dominate


and I may race u23 to see if I can finish on the lead lap the day before, we will see, that sorta depends on my exam schedule more than anything else. probably not. but maybe.

JJ said...

dude... why not go for the original Rocky. them shites are tight, yo.

if i can muster some extra energy, i will hum the rocky theme song when you go by me... but only cause im a nice guy.

zank said...

I used to sing "Eye of the Tiger" in my Cartmen voice for the A racers at UMass from the sidelines and during the van rides.

Eye of the Tiger is the main reason I dig Rocky III. That, and as Craig said, Clubber is one bad-azz dude.

CTodd said...

Forget Rocky. Watch Rudy.

gewilli said...

Rudy? Some little ND punk?


Theme song with the disco guitar funk...

how can you top that????

Well the A-TEAM is a close second

CTodd said...

OK if we're talking theme-songs for motivation? Yeah. Rocky tops all. But the Rudy storyline is way more inspiring.

The A Team rocks.

Does anyone remember Airwolf?

gewilli said...

Oh Hell YEAH...


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