so, i didn’t ride to work today.
but here’s my week – and we’ll check the balance sheets when we’re dead ~
Taught a Beginner Session at the Hellyer Velodrome. Loads of new people coming to the track and the ones i met monday were hip and excited about upcoming cyclo events.
Yeah baby, energy on the rise at our local Velodrome.
drove: 110 miles round trip.
almost sprinted Dylan for cookies, but in the end he was too fabulous on the bike.
Tried to get these kids looking at the Velodrome and interested in trying the track, but only 1 of them didn’t laugh at me cuz my spanish was so bad.
tried to meet up with the swobo FeatsOfStrength ride, but stevil went walk-about and instead i got a super-tasty beer and swig o’ clam juice from Grant and a cool chick near by while i waited to see if he’d show up anyway.
but then, a kid came up and i asked him for a race. the kid says he won, but i think there were a couple people who saw and can maybe judge it more objectively.
i told the kid i accepted he won since he, “hit the brakes first” but then i told him i’d be winning the next one. we shook hands and called it good.
drove 75 miles that day.
got the cold biscuit in the morning, but then saw some hotness in the afternoon where i gave a madison sling to a skateboarder, introduced myself to a history grad taking up writing after graduation, and had a long conversation with my building manager as to why i wouldn’t submit a police report about my stolen commuter bike.
“I would prefer seeing a police report”
i know, but it’s not necessary and all staff on our floor are brought up to speed on the theft. they are going to lock doors a bit more (my offices are in the 2nd floor of an old church/school in Santa Cruz).
“but, why don’t you fill out …”
well, if i ever see the bike i’ll just try and figure out if that person needed it more than me. if they look like they do, they can have it. if it doesn’t look like they need it, well – i’ll probably just get it back.
“when their not looking”
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For a great article/interview with Wicks, check the VsNewz edition.
Wicks talks about how maybe a lighter tire, or a different equipment choice might be the difference in 30 places in the UCI World Cups.
that and not crashing.
but, let’s think about that for a second …
equipment … like a tire choice separating 30 places at the World Cups.
tell me there’s no temptation for these athletes to enhance performance.
Nice interview, Wicks. And thanks for being about one of the coolest pro riders i’ve come across.
Please come to our Friday Night Track race if you’re in town May 23rd. I’ll treat you right. And bring Stevil.
i think the Specialized Crew are going to be there with megaphones and bawdyness for JSwanson. so, we need a full spread heckle-fest for that night. I can’t WAIT!!!! And we might have live streaming video of the event via casey kerrigan. and we might have edited movie-flicks from marc franklin, and …
what a party, what a party.
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What else happened this week?
Well, got a couple people complaining that i suck as Secretary to the Hellyer Board of Directors i volunteer at (add another 125 mile drive to the carbon coffers for that … hey, don’t BOD members on non-profit’s usually get some of the mileage @ IRS rate? hmm… oh wait, i guess that’s a donation, too! at .51c a mile, yippee for in-kind donations!)
got a couple more people complaining that i don’t put on races right.
you know the score on that ~ just water over the stone, yeah?
awwww yeah, she agreed.
There will be Hatch visible. i mean, who doesn’t want to see a little Hatch?
Worked on grant request for some funding. oh, wait … is that my real job? to get money from rich people and give it to poor?
hmmm, maybe that’s some work i can donate to our region for biking.
doublehmm… now that’s an interesting thought – combining my work resources and a few of the cycling needs of our region. hmmm again, by joe, i wonder if we have any established programs in the NorCal that i might ask to partner with in a grant proposal to a private foundation. oh, i dunno .. maybe some credible, established programs for kids who might benefit from having a few extra zeroes in their bank accounts.
why, my goodness – i guess that’s another thing to put on the to-do list.
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