Sunday, July 12, 2009

Bikes, Blues, and BBQ....

Goose Island give-away. Good!!!!

Great racing up at Clear Lake, Iowa this weekend. What did I learn? Simple. I need to ride with the fast guys on the group rides until I get dropped, then go back the next time and do it again. And again.

I raced the Masters 50+ rr today. I knew I'd get dropped at some point and then I'd be riding alone. 42 miles. I figured they'd finish in an hour and 50 minutes or so. I'd do it in 2:30. Well, I did it in 2:20, so I'm pretty happy with that. Plus, I stayed with my group for over 12 miles. I was definitely pleased with that! Remember, I hadn't done a road race in over 20 years, until this year. I had fun. Suffering in the rollers and wind by oneself usually isn't a lot of fun, but today wasn't bad. The miles just clicked by.... A little wind, a few sprinkles of rain, and temps in the 70's.

Anyway, I have things to put away. More later.

Ride safe.

Peace out, yo!

12 Comments:

Blogger Brian B said...

What is a Masters 50+ ??????
Is that Goose Island as in LaCrosse Wisconsin???

1:01 AM  
Blogger Lily on the Road said...

Wow, good for you! That is great, just think of what you would have done if you'd practised! LOL

5:17 AM  
Blogger Carl Buchanan said...

And you still looked to be riding really well when done, always a plus!

Brian~ Masters' classes are for the guys that do not want/need to race in the regular categories with all of the young guns. Funny thing is that most Masters' classes are crazy fast!!

7:43 AM  
Blogger bluecolnago said...

brownie....
what is a master 50+? an old fast guy. guys i raced with 25 years ago who never stopped racing. they just got faster.

that would be the goose island brew company of chicago, illinois. no goose shit there, buddy. this is good beer!

lily....
it played out pretty much like i thought it would, other than thinking i would get dropped between 6 and 8 miles. these guys are wicked fast. i just latched on and hung on as long as i could. it was a great day!

jackal....
i actually felt pretty good at the end. my lower back hurt a little, but that was just from my "spare tire". :) i'll be working on that.

2:49 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

I think we should put Paul up against Brian....what do you think?

2:50 PM  
Blogger bluecolnago said...

judy....
i 'spose i have to loan him a bike, eh? i'm up for it. :) (no motors allowed.)

9:42 PM  
Blogger oldmanandhisbike said...

312 is good beer.
Great effort; beating your planned time is always a plus! At least your out there hammering and having fun. Beats sitting on the couch and watching NASCAR!

7:15 AM  
Blogger Brian B said...

They make bikes without motors?? That's insane.....

11:10 AM  
Blogger Judy said...

Not insane..sanity, skills, stamina and strength. Besides we could get you a beer and a brat at the end of the trip :)

12:24 PM  
Blogger Brian B said...

I don't have to do that crazy stuff to get a beer and a brat in Bama.....

9:52 AM  
Blogger bluecolnago said...

brownie....
think of it as a reward for doing something good. it will taste better that way.

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Brian B said...

I clean the swimming pool. That's good.

1:01 AM  

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