Wednesday, June 27, 2007

I'm back HOME now!

Well, i've actually been home for a few days now but just haven't been motivated to write considering the race went exactly as planned - big fat DNF. Of the five days of racing, I finished only 1 1/2 of them. But even though the racing portion of the trip was not too successful, I did manage to have a few laughs along the way!

After ten hours of traveling by train (as all my road season racing stories start out), I arrived just in time for team presentation. In fact, I had to change into the team jersey in the parking lot in front of the building where all the teams were gathered! While we were called up to the podium one team at a time, all the girls mingled. It was a great time to follow up on many of the friendships i've developed during a full season of racing in europe last year.

Going into the event i didn't expect much considering I am very out of shape which means not only am i slow but i have no ability to recover well from day to day. When i lasted the first day, it was a total surprise. AND when i died after 2 1/2 hours on the second day, it was expected.

I do have a few stories to tell, but unfortunately i am a little short on time at the moment. By tomorrow more stories should be up!

Thanks for reading and again I apologize for taking soooo long to post! I'll try to be more regular from now on - I do appreciate the importance of "procrastination websites." At present, I'm regularly using pezcyclingnews.com, vanderhoot.blogspot.com, gewilli.blogspot.com, mandylozano.blogspot.com and adeline-cycliste.skyblog.com for my "i-dont-wanna-work-go-to" sites.

7 comments:

Big Bad Wolf said...

Yow Peanut dude-ess.. I'm awesomely glad to find out you are safe and sound. Enthrall us with your stories, please..

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

doh, recipricol 'work avoidance' websites.


hey, i heard a rumor cyclocross season is but short 3 months from sneaking into view.

yeeehooey!

Anonymous said...

sorry to hear that it didnt go too well, but it seems that you have the right spirit. now marry me please

gewilli said...

olaf...

shhhhhh

keep that quiet...

with this season of rest and recovery i bet peanut is gonna be kicking some major ass in cross this year!

Adeline said...

Oh .. you sometimes go on my blog ? Thank you ...

I was happy to see you again yesterday ...
That's a shame I was on my bike and not you .. no time enough to speak with you..
When do you ride again with us ?

Paul Tay said...

Got team schwag? When does the bidding start on eBay?

PEANUT said...

YES, three teeny tiny months away!! - but who's counting...ME, DAMNIT!!!!
Dear anonymous: Wow, that was the most romantic proposal yet! i am swept off my feet - especially considering your anonymity allows me to imagine you as the ideal franken-lover!
Adeline - it was fun to watch you race - looking good, looking good. will you marry me?