Friday, September 16, 2005

Gearing up for tomorrow

I'm busy getting my stuff ready for the race tomorrow, wanna see what one day of racing requires?

First off is survival gear, we're talking fall in Wyoming, could be cold so coffee and the faux Carhartt are a must.

Next we have the bike which is possibly the most important piece of equipment. P.S. I hate Avid BB5 brakes.

Now we'll hit the items I need to make sure my bike runs all the way to the finish.

And now the stuff to make sure I make it all the way to the finish.

Now for what I'll be wearing. Red is the name of the game when it comes to race attire. Start with the red Six Six One Raji gloves, red Defeet knee and arm warmers, as well as red Defeet shoe covers (not a chance I'll wear them), the red, white, blue, and yellow Cofidis colored Giro Atmos helmet, as well as yellow Specialized shoes, UNC bibs and jersey, blue Oakley Half-Jackets (with the ever so important clear lenses) and finally the tall black wool socks which I haven't raced without in over a year, and just to silence all you critics, it has nothing to do with Lance, I actually first saw and liked the tall black when I saw it on Geoff Kabush so I unveiled them at the New Belgium Criterium last June.

The final touch to my suitcase is the paperwork stuff involved in running a team, ok, there isn't that much.

So, hopefully I can fit this all into my Mountainsmith bag that I was informed today, really isn't that cool. Oh well, since I started writing this I've remembered two things that I left out. I'm thinking this would be a good chance to have a Wenzelesque contest. The person who can name one or both of the items I've forgotten will be given a burned copy of 'N Sync - No Strings Attached, or Hanson - This Time Around, winners choice. Like I said, there are two items so you have a chance to win both CD's. I guess that's all for now.

One more interesting note...

"fraud" we all knew he was gay, I don't think that's fraudulent?

I'm out.


Anonymous said...

Hope you had a solid short track today. I wanted to let you know that you forgot the Back in Black AC/DC album. No MTB race is complete without it.
On a personal note I would like to thank you for putting the weather on your links, becuase we have the same weather I don't have to type in my zip code or set it up so my weather automatically loads. You are a true friend to a lazy kid like me.

Mikael said...

Nice to read about somebody back in the action of racing. Keep it up, to bad you dont got much support for team members. I think I need a new bar tape job, you available?

Anonymous said...

you forgot to mention your support team. As I recall the only reason you finished the ST at beaver was because of a steller support team. Wenzel and I were there from the start screaming our little hearts out for the lone rider in the bears jersey. Give us some credit man, that is all I ask.

mr rushmore state