The CBX gang hanging out in the parking lot waiting to roll, telling lies and trying to hide their disdain for each other ... wait this isn't a road ride, oops, forget that. To entertain them I did my Arty Johnson tip-over-in-the-parking-lot routine just to keep everyone feeling good about themselves. Bastards.
While there was no photo or video evidence of my non-epic tip-over Craig, Aaron and Adam quickly marked the spot with fast-drying tubeless-tire-jism as a warning or just a reminder of my crash to others. The Bastards.
Despite my unspectacular fall it turned out to be another great ride last night, graced by Cupcake, Jane Van Hof, Craig Flying Bats Rawlings, Big Mac, Aaron O' Huntington (he has a new name since returning from the his Scotland/Ireland excursion), Tony H (short ride for him on road tires), Dave H (even shorter for him on road tires as well) and me, the new Arty Johnson. Perfect temps, and a lot of good sections along with some deeper gravel that was a grind ... but a good grind.
Just in from his semi-live appearance in Ireland and Scotland, the jet-lagged, Single Malt and Guinness marinated Aaron O' Huntington joined us for the ride. In the background Big Mac is telling Jane how it's all going to go down in the final non-sprint of the night.
Aaron O' Huntington's new jersey. I guess this is what people look like in Scotland.
MICHIGAN CROSS SEASON PREVIEW AND STARTLING PHOTOS OF FAT CYCLOCROSS RIDER ON CYCLOCROSS MAGAZINE WEBSITE TODAY!
Imagine my pride, horror and dismay at having my fat-ass plopped in a story about the Michigan Cyclocross scene today. The photo is courtesy of Big Mac, story I believe is by JB Hancock. It's all about the coming season and the kick-off race at Ithaca in just a month and the entire Michigan schedule. To see it all go here.
Also featured in the story was this nice photo of our Michigan Cyclocross cover girl, Sarah McIntyre running up the ramparts of Mad Anthony last year. Mad Anthony is back on the schedule as part of the Tailwind series. Again, you can view all of the series dates and locations here.