The first race of the year is in the books. Ben and I raced, our kids raced, our wives cheered and it was a beautiful day. Technical difficulties dogged the ABES crew - Ben needed to readjust his tire 4 times during the race and my seat post snapped off. I walked it back to the finish line where Ian Hall lent me his bike (possibly the best bike i'll ever ride) for the final 2 laps - I couldn't clip in or figure out how to shift into a lower gear but I did appreciate being able to finish the race. There was a big field of riders, lots of fans cheering/heckling, and a fast course to "enjoy". Good times.
|Mia beating me up the hill|
|Vic daring me to pull his finger|
|Ben rocking the beard|
|seat post still in one piece|
|I finally pass the dude in the wheelchair!|
Next race on the docket - Menno Cross. This race is open to the public and is a must for anybody who want to get a race under their belts without committing to an MCA license. JS