Sunday, February 7, 2010

I'm Back...

So, I forgot I even had a blog. Then, I was part drunk last night and stumbled across my own blog. So a lot has happened in the last year. I've done a few races, got some new bikes and drank an unknown amount of beer.

So speaking of things that have happened since my last post. Last night, I got my first win in a race. Macon held its first alley cat last night ("Cold Cat"). The race started at the Shamrock Irish Bar and finished at the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom in downtown Macon. There were a lot of out of towners who showed up in their hipster glory. There were more girl jeans on the streets of Macon then you could find in your mom's wardrobe.

The race course was pretty short (4-5 miles) and covered 3 checkpoints before finishing downtown. I puked between checkpoint 2 and 3. That's a good thing. If I don't puke in a ride, I'm not pushing myself hard enough. I got to the last checkpoint and there were 3 other guys there. I got back on my bike and sprinted as hard as a could down Cherry St. and finished the race like 2 minutes ahead of the next guy. I got a pretty cool bobble head trophy and some cool swag for the win. Overall, it was a good time. It was really awesome to see stuff like this go on in Macon. The 11th Hour recently published an editorial about "Sharing the Road". Hopefully the local cyclists in town will continue to band together for bike advocacy and get some safer roads around here. From the local chatter, there seems to be some serious progress in the works.

Well, hopefully I'll keep the blog updated more frequently. So stop back by and see whats going on in my life.