Sprinkles were forecast for last night's ride, but we really didn't see many. Not as many as this anyway. This is what happens when you ride behind somebody through sprinkles and they have a knobby tire, like a Michelin Mud 2 or a Dugast Rhino. Don't worry about those sprinkles - you can just wash them off, or lick them off. And yes, they are delicious.
I guess this is what happens when you ride in sprinkles and don't have a rear fender. I wonder how delicious these sprinkles would be to lick off? Leave a comment or we'll run a poll. I interested to see what kind of Bastards you really are ...
Should have used a flash, but here's what the group that made practice last night - minus your narrator. Yeah we braved the aforementioned "sprinkles" to get in a few hill climbs, off camber twists and turns, and just a good blow on the cross bike. Left to right Fast Freddy Bunn, Jeff Werdy Festian, and Rich Purple Bike Heckman. Thanks for coming gentlemen (and I use the term loosely) nice work.
As for those that didn't come because of a "Sprinkle phobia I hope this will help you face sprinkles in the future. Maybe you can get a case of this stuff:
NOW ON WITH THE REALLY FUN CROSS STUFF, LIKE ANOTHER CROSS VIDEO - THIS TIME PRODUCED, IT LOOKS LIKE, BY THE CROSS GODS ABOVE
That was fun, wasn't it? I don't know why we had to see every category, but okay, I'm with it. You've got the video, damn well use it.
The last good photo of me racing, ever. This was taken at Mad Anthony by Cristin Robb. You can view more of her great work (imagine what she can do with a better subject) at her Smug Mug site right here.
We're really lucky to have so many great photographers that love to shoot cyclocross like Andrea Tucker, Jack Kunnen, Hans Nyberg at Ten Mile Media, and Julie McGraw. Whenever you want to re-live a cross race, all you have to do is visit their site.
I could use a little spin to get my legs ready for a tough weekend of racing in Ann Arbor, so I'm not going to be killing it, that's for sure. Haven't quite got the hurt out from Mad Anthony yet. If it's not raining too hard, I'll see you at Townsend. Because of the weather we're rolling right at 6 - unless you let us know ahead of time that you'll be late, we gotta roll ... if we know you're going to be late we can wait a few, but the pressure is on to roll on time. If you ride tonight let's not having a bunch of whining about the mud and bikes looking this okay? It's cross season boys and girls.