Monday, October 11, 2010

media bias

Richmond: Okay, so NC State made the headlines, but you can clearly see me in the mix.

Thank you thank you. I'll be signing autographs after the show.

Racing was fast. Dry and dusty. Gained two pounds of dirt in my lungs, but avoided being one of many people with unfortunate (and very expensive) mechanicals. Glue factories will be working overtime this week to get tubulars remounted on rims across the southeast.

Turnout in Virginia was slightly smaller than NC series races, but the Altius club, with help from VCU, ran two nice races. Flat and grassy on Saturday, steep and rocky on Sunday. My starts were still a little slow, but I quickly settled into the middle and steadily worked my way up. Both courses seemed short. We were running about 5 minute laps. There's nothing like racing hard for 20 minutes, then seeing the 7-laps-to-go sign. Nevertheless, I was happy with my form in the first two races of the season, two top-ten finishes and second out of the collegiate guys. My legs held up. The tire glue held up. Mission accomplished.

There was also supposedly some racing up in Providence.


hollywood said...

Well who is Mr. Hollywood now? Congrats to the paparazzi for finally tracking down the elusive Professor. Sounds like a great day on the bike! Congrats!

BSwad said...

Dude, the professor is famous! I almost fell out of my chair when I saw it on velonews...I went straight to the blog to make a post and I was beaten to the punch. Congrats on a fine race!

DukePirate said...

Strong work Professor!

co2cycle said...

okay, so the post about the sexiness of Durham gets zero comments, but a little self-congratulatory posting gets three quick comments. you guys have excelled on the bike nerd test.

for certain, my fitness has been honed over the years by combining the mountain biking styles of BSwad's nimble spinning, DukePirate's singlespeed stomping, and hollywood's Belgian Neckwarmers which I am currently trying to cultivate and may be the missing link to cyclocross supremacy.

DukePirate said...

And you can now celebrate with the fourth best sex in the nation! Huzzah!