Sunday, November 1, 2009


A lot of racing the past couple of weeks.

We took the mwi love down to the USGP in KY, it was Awesome. Green Monsters, face plants, pit problems, first races, new friends, old friends....

I had to overcome some first lap issues both days, but raced my ass off passing as many people as I could. So despite my poor results I am happy with the form that is coming.

Yesterday brought a 4 week home stretch for racing and the Halloween race. I have a serious love hate relationship with this race. I really like the course and it should in theory suit me, but I have never had a good race there. So this year I decided to change my approach and embrace the day.
I give you Mr. Smartie Pants

Yes my "costume" was a bit lame, but I did make an attempt to get in the spirit and dispel the demons I have with this race. I managed to take the hole shot and keep it most of the first lap. I boycotted the bunny hop barrier again as I think it is STUPID. (Yes I can bunny hop, but that is not the point). I fell off the pace the second lap, which if fairly standard for me. Then came roaring back! I caught the chase group and promptly attacked. This split the group into Chad (fellow mwi crew member), another guy and myself. Nice work if I do say so myself. Chad caught me sleeping a bit on the last lap and came around unexpectedly, I managed to shut the door on our companion on the narrow section after the run-up, but left a little too much room to close down to Chad on the last 1/2 of the course. It was another day of racing well and I can see the form that I want for the end of November coming!

It was AWESOME to see Mr. Popper and Mrs. Popper come up from the Windy city to race and bring Tall Mike with them.

It was also nice to see Dry Hump Saturday make the trip with them...

6 dozen cupcakes.

Cupcake hand-ups are awesome if you aren't the one taking it> they come right back out.

Roscoe went on up to play with the bike boys in the 1/2 race. He beat 6 guys and didn't get lapped by Tristain Shouten who podiumed in the Toronto UCI a couple of weeks ago. Way to go Roscoe!

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