how to blackmail jesse to score a new pinarello 101
jesse:I wanted to ask you, I never did. I posted your bike on my site. I hope you do not mind. I want to profile local rider's bikes and I have a picture of your 585. Anyway if you dont want it up I will take it down.
sox:you will hear from my lawyer soon - unless of course you decide to bribe me first. i accept all forms of bribery but have a particular taste for anything that starts with "pinarello" and ends with "prince".
otto:Sox, Where were you this morning? We had good weather and a nice ride. Would you believe Mike Stier was there? First time in four months and you missed it. If you're still off we will be riding from L&T on Thursday. Merry Christmas.
sox:my heater decided to wait until christmas eve 11pm to die on me. i think i made about 50,000 calls in the last 24 hours. finally i have a guy here now fixing the motor - a temporary measure till this saturday when he will install a new heater and i will cut a check for $5,800. i must've been a really naughty boy this year. how was the ride? did you neutralize the sprints in honor of my memory? ps - stier who? that boy's strayed away from us. i blame it on the wine and the crazy devil music he plays.
“i saw will doing a no-hand track stand on his road bike today. not easy but not nearly as impressive as these boys from jersey i saw long time ago. they were changing their shorts on their rollers.”—otto
it happened again this morning. i forgot which foot i clip in first. has it been that long? 2 weeks? 3 weeks? if i go any longer than that i think i may not even able to remember my name. hang on…
we had a healthy turn out for this time of the year with snow still on the ground. about 40 of us headed up the central park ave. wondering if the flakes coming down will pick up steam or hide behind clouds. even with the wind, it was obvious this was not a cold day. the way i can always tell is how easy/difficult it is to have a conversation on the bike without slurring your speech from the cold. for instance, this morning goody asked “seriously now, who’s the handsomest, most powerful rider you’ve ever seen on the gimbel’s ride?” without hesitation, i answered “that would be you, mac daddy”.
the regular ride had about 20 riders. the pace was simply awesome today. fast enough to feel like we’re still getting a workout while being slow enough to keep the group together. even eugene behaved himself today.
robert and his brother in law from out of town did most of the pace-making work. the rest of us were exemplary in calling out the cars, freshly dug potholes and ice on the corners. it was downright pleasant - exactly what i was looking for after weeks of inactivity.
pretty much the only move of the day came from robert over the poggio. he had a good looking 50 yard gap on us but got betrayed by the last traffic light. when we all came back together, all i could manage was to just sit in and finish with the pack.
eugene won the first sprint and brian took home the final sprint award.
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Defending US Cyclo-cross champion Ryan Trebon was knocked out of contention in the Elite Men’s race on Sunday - quite literally. The lanky Portland, Oregon resident crashed head-on into another rider and was rendered unconscious, ending up the day in the hospital instead of on the podium.