So, I woke up this morning and much to my surprise Sonya Looney had commented on my blog post from yesterday. You see, Sonya Looney is a local mountain biker who's living the dream. I don't personally know Sonya Looney, but I have seen her out on the road and bike path a couple of times and she has always been courteous enough to wave. From reading her blog, she seems like a real cool person and I admire the amount of work she puts into being a professional mountain biker. My cross bro Mud and Cowbells likes her, so she HAS to be a good person.
In some ways it makes up for the fact she doesn't follow me on Twitter. You see, I started following Sonya Looney on twitter a few months ago, but she didn't follow me back. Of course, I was hurt at first, but I have managed to get over it. But just barely. PSA - this is the start of the guilt and shameless plug - I think she could completely make up for it by agreeing to race our UCI Cylcocross race, the Blue Sky Velo Cup, on October 31st, in Longmont.
So anyway, I got together with a few Blue Sky folks at lunch today and did another Top Secret training ride out at the Koppenberg. The climb is in top notch shape and will most likely wreak havoc on the peleton. Predictions of some precipitation early next week would do the course some good.
For me, my expectations of doing well this year are fading. You see I’m pretty fast. And on top of that I’m a real good climber. That is until I go out and ride with folks who are REALLY fast and REALLY good climbers. It’s not like I didn’t try. I put some extra effort in over the last couple of months in order not to lose my entire cross fitness.
Don’t be sad. I will give my best. And this year I will hopefully be sprinting for something better than 64th.