Also as a side note: Graeme Obree is my new favorite superhero.
I think he should be yours too.
He’s a crazy person. His bike shop was going broke so he’s says, “I’m going to break the 1 hour track record”. He rented a velodrome for 24 hours, came up short by 1km. Went to sleep after drinking “pint after pint of water”, causing his to wake frequently over the night to get to the pisser, stretching every time he had to go…
The next day he broke the world record by approx. 450 meters.
This morning I did the first of potential wednesday ‘cross series. 6:00am Sixers, 6mile mini cross races/training fun. I did one loop of the field course. Terrain difficulty was moderate to easy, slight inclines, mysterious plant ground cover made it pretty awesome.
Come on out and try out some of the courses! Perhaps next time a field outing or perhaps experimentation with the trail course.
also found the image above on the internets… I thought it was pretty neat so I share it with all of you.
This past weekend was pretty awesome. A bit exhausting… as we made that short almost 3 hr drive over to Saratoga to ride some bicycles.
Never have I broken so many bicycle wheels in such short time… I hear they call it ‘tacoing’ as when the wheel no longer rotates straight but wiggles its entire way around. Thanks to the dude who trued my rear wheel between races! I have observed your ways and I will soon be repairing the front in the same manner.
Anyhow. It was a blast check out the Results on the side, Riding for BTB was Daniel Fitzgibbons, Wes Hadzor, and my new hurried alias ‘Randy Hadzer’ that’s what happens when fitz sleeps in and you have negative 3 minutes to register for the race.
So this past weekend was Cyclocross at Ommegang. It was a delicious time. I’m still a bit sore, a good sore, that you know you worked hard and had fun kinda sore.
So the BTB cast for the weekend consisted of Daniel Fitzgibbons, Wes, and myself. Accompanied by crew members Sarah and Marcus on mountain bikes monitoring the perimeter and guarding the vehicles.
Dan Finished up in 2nd place in the Citizens/Cat 4 race, and came back with a solid attempt in the Cat 3/4.
Wes was in the top ten for most of the race until he dropped his chain and lost some time and places there. He came back in the Cat 3/4 race, where his chain decided that was it as he was shouldering the bike over the barriers and came apart.
Yes, ^ that is the moment of impact which broke wes’ chain.
I was pumped for the singlespeed race. Thought I would see what it was like racing against similarly impaired bicycles to the frankenbike… These guys .. and their bicycles are sick. Disc brakes, handle bars designed for racing, very solid competition. It was a blast, until my chain also decided it had had enough, and after a couple little creaking noises I looked down to watch it break and next thing I know it has vanished. Still missing to this day.