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Friday, April 16, 2010


Wow- nearly 60hours into an 80hour work week and, I'll tell you, it is brutacious knowing how nice the riding is out there. The flip side is that I get a full week to get all after it at my leisure starting Sunday night- and the forecast is ideal.

To keep the sanity and avoid the badness of full scale Vitamin D deficiency, I did bust loose a few hours early on Wednesday evening for- you guessed it- the WEDNESDAY NIGHT WORLDS (this moniker, of course, refers to any given local race series put on to get folks OUTSIDE on their bikes and going fast).

The good people of LiveTrainRace.com and Rocky Mountain Orthopedics have pulled this event together beautifully. The enthusiasm continues to build (as does the field) and while it is not the most exciting of criterium courses, it is super safe and has the cool advantage of allowing those of us working at the start/finish to see the riders take the backstretch by looking across a vacant lot. Check the LTR website for cool pics and standings.

Local goodguys DT Swiss have donated a set of wheels for the end of race raffle each week and one of the key hallmarks of any decent running of the WEDNESDAY NIGHT WORLDS is that the fastest guy might leave with another water bottle while the junior who got lapped twice walks away with the real shwag. Good stuff indeed. Everyone who comes out ends up with a smile and lots of us wish there were beer, but we can't have everything.

Still 3 more races and you really should not miss them! And standby for further rumors of a late season mountain bike series...

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