Thursday, May 29, 2008


This can't be happening! We're only two days away from DK time and I got a cough creepin' up. In addition I'm feeling pretty fatigued. Hopefully that's just from the long day. I think Garret must have unleashed a virus on me when I was over at his place. He's very sneaky like that. Not to mention I'm on orders to not wear any contacts for a while. (Apparently wearing contacts for up to 6 months at a time is frowned upon in the optometry world) However, I can't very well ride the thing blind, so the lenses will be going in. Hopefully I don't have eye problems. This is a bad time for the ol' body to be falling apart. Maybe I can get it pulled back together by Saturday.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Power of Persuasion

Apparently I have a new found power of persuasion. I was really in race mood this past weekend, but no one else from the Emporia area felt like making the drive. I decided to call Dandy Randy, knowing that barring some sort of hospital visit, he would be down for a race. With him on board it was just a matter of time before Matt and Steph would succumb to the peer pressure. I think they had a good time, even though Matt wasn't feeling it in the legs and had to drop out and Steph got herself sick racing to a 2nd place finish. Randy and I both finished 2nd also, Dusty took 4th, and Jim rounded out a 3rd place finish for the High Gear squad. Cam also placed 2nd on a geared 26er. I know, it's hard to believe. Moral of the story is that St. Jo has some amazing trails that are well worth the drive.

Also, if you're within striking distance of Camp Alexander (Emporia) then make the trip. Matt, Steph, and myself worked until the lights went out last night to get the trails in riding condition. Enjoy!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Was that Neal McDonough?

If anything the trip out West was worth it just to meet a movie star. But, the racing was great also. The trails were amazing and the weather finally decided to cooperate for a race. Bobby and myself went out on Saturday to do the Hill Climb and the short track, as well as get some early camping in. I had a good day on Saturday winning both events and getting some awesome prizes. (thanks Doug!) Bobby tore up the short track and got a win in his first mtb race! Sunday didn't fare to well for the campers, but Matt, Garret, Dusty, and Randy showed up fresh and ready to go. No pictures up yet, but I know plenty were taken. I'll get the link up when I find 'em.