Franktown TT: 8 miles
So . . . just to get it out of the way this is going to be a whiny b**** report cuz that is what I am right now.
The bottom line is I was not good tonight. I don’t know my time or place yet but I know my power was off and HR was through the roof and something was not right and not happening. For the second time in a row I shanked the timing on a Reno twilight TT and did a 15 minute warm-up (not nearly enough for old man) and went and exploded. Idiot. Like I didn’t know traffic was going to be garbage of course it was just like all summer in the canyon due to construction and one lane blah, blah. Haven’t touched TT bike since Cascasde . . . probably not rested properly . . . spent last week w/ 6 families on Lake Tahoe including 14 kids and we averaged XX beers/day starting at ~1pm (I actually deleted the number – I know it – but my Mom reads this sometimes (thanks Mom) and she might freak out if she saw the actual number). Anyway, I deserved to suck tonight, and I did.
The best part of tonight was this note from Nick, who actually rode the wrong route on the course . . .
Nick’s MINI REPORT
“I’d like to propose an alternate route for future Franktown TTs.
I set the offical record on this alternate course tonight. The finish line is reached when you have to start asking people who are walking around the neighborhood if they’ve seen any other bike racers come by.”
Anyway thank you Nick for restoring perspective and making me laugh. Here is the picture for this blog and it is appropriate cuz I spent a lot more time doing this than riding my bike.