Wednesday, October 31, 2007
What is this photo, of course it is my view for an hour while we waited on the tarmac at O'Hare, waiting for some Yoopers to get in from Dallas so they could ride the puddlejumper all the way back to Marquette.
Back at the training, Ice man is coming up in 2 weeks, need to stay on the bike...so the alarm continues to annoy me at 430am. Take care and have a good day!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Check out the new arrival from RockyMounts, there it is......a pink tray for the roof rack. Now ol' Pinky will be rolling to the races in style! Thanks to Bobby for the hook up, check out www.rockymounts.com, great stuff and I have to say that I was very impressed with the quality and just the overall product from RockyMounts! Look for the logo on our team kits next season as they will be a supporting sponsor of the team in '08. More photos and review after I get things installed and get the Pink Top Fuel strapped on, remember...Pink is the new black, right Holcomb!
Sunday, October 21, 2007
The Chocolate ride was a good time, of course when the incentive was Chocolate, the ride is a breeze. The girls had a good time and we even just made it in time to pick up the dancer from her class, thanks to Mike G. for the organization of the ride.
The awards banquet was a good time as always, Spotted Cows and tasty food, awards and of course lots of goodies to give away. I grabbed the 3rd place plaque for the 2nd year in a row, a few of the other team guys snagged some awards, and then we waited for the looting to begin.
The loot, a nice little Sigma light and a pair of arm warmers, cool to win two things you can use right away! Time for bed as the Iceman training continues, 3 weeks and we hit the line. A quick thanks to all who put on the races and made the season happen, thanks to Don for giving us the series to race, it is a gem! Personally, a more formal thank you will go out in the near future, but thanks to all for the support this year, it has been a great year and I have achieved a lot of things I did not know were possible, thanks to all!
The biggest thank you, to Kristin...Kennedy...and Ellie, thanks for letting me train all of the time and race for yet another year!!!!!
Friday, October 19, 2007
Off to pick up some A-wards tomorrow night, be nice to come home with a little SCHWAG as well, fingers and toes are crossed.
Next week will see the arrival of a pink fork mount tray for Pinky, yep...gonna have a special place on the ol' roof rack just for "the pink one!" Of course it does come from the good people in Boulder, http://www.rockymounts.com/, go see what else they have for you all to haul the two wheelers once you drop the training wheels!
Sleepy time, the NEW Madone wants to go for an early morning ride, OK, I give in...I'll go.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
Off we go for the real racing, the holeshot winner was blasting off the front, Paul and I just kind of felt like there was no way he could keep it up so we let him burn himself up...worked. After he popped Paul and I took off with Paul getting a little jump on me which proved to just enough to allow him to pull away. I got caught up in a bunch of lapped traffic on lap 2 and I knew I was losing a bunch of time to him, working thru that took way too long! Lap 3 began and I felt the chilly sweats coming on, but I just told myself no way, not today. I knew I was in 1st for the 35+ Clydes and I was not about to lose that, so I rode thru a little overheating feeling and dug in for an extra chunk of energy to get to the finish.
The result, my first ever Clyde win, I have to say that it felt pretty good to cross the line knowing that I was the 1st one across for my age class! I dug in and fought it out, the start was key as we blasted off and worked really hard to get a big gap right away. I now know that I do have the ability to hammer the start and trust my body to recover and come back around for me! Good times and a trip to the top step!
Thanks to Kristin and the girls for hanging out in the heat and handing bottles to me! Big thanks to Trek, Chris King, Hayes-Sun-Ringle, Rock Shox for hooking me up with the equipment to make it happen! Also thanks to Don and WORS for another great season of racing.
Thursday, October 4, 2007
www.wbay.com, local readers of the blog be sure to tune in to WBAY Channel 2 Friday at 4pm, they will be running a story on the Pink Bike! May hit the air around 4:12pm, it will be in the 2 Your Health segment, tune in and take a look.
I will also try to post the story here on the blog for the weekend, good story with some great footage shot with a camera mounted to another bike, good stuff and one more chance to get the message out before the season ends.
So tune in and check it out!
Also, if you are free on Saturday, the Fallen Timbers bike tour is taking place, great ride to benefit the educational programs they offer to the youth of the area. Need info, stop by the shop or post back to me on this blog and I will let you know the details.