Yes, I am away…
Yes… I have little fitness AND little motivation… (a perfectly balanced combo – goes great with 16 hour days, no sleep, and heavy dinners… try it for a while sometime!)
Hope you are enjoying the battle of the thursday crits and the early season racing. If you have form, for chryssake, make it count. It’s fleeting, and fragile… for us un-gifted mortals, anyway. Especially for the sub 8 hours a week crowd.
Lots of people looking fast at the *one* crit I saw this year, I don’t count myself among them. The pretentious ones, well, they look the same. But you can read how wonderful they are… or better, you don’t even have to ask them, they lead with it. (Results/time on the bike) tell all the story.
This year seems to be consigned to either the “lost season” or the “come in to form late” category. I was really hoping for the last month to be leaning towards the latter. Now I’m leaning towards the former with a medium dose of “don’t really give a shit”. Heavy stuff, I know, and likely heretical for some of you.
Surprising, no commentary from me on Tommeke’s spring. No gushing needed, the rides speak for themselves. No surprise on the sour grapes from the Gypsy… called that one when the coverage came on channel 604 and Tommeke was already well clear at le Enfer du Nord. Yeah, he does have a younger wife, but at some point you gotta swing over and give the next generation their dues. And how can you not like Tommy B after the cocaine, Lamborghini (even if it is an S6-engined Gallardo) incident, and canoodling allegations. Great story, more so with a dominant cobbled spring. 11/10.
Some fun on the lunchrides of late, some tension… alas, better left uncommented on. If you don’t have the form to do anything about it, best to try to smooth it over, offer guidance, and if ignored, just shut up. That is my category, seemingly, in 2012.
I go back to, if you have form, use it. . .