Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
So I had to take Baby Roo on an errand today and as I got home the
odometer had 9998. Got Mrs. Sica and as she hopped in for the big
event. The Other One came on the radio with a thundering drum solo
and as we eased around the 'hood first we got the digital change to
9999 and finally as the rest of the band bombed in the big 10,000
flashed. Our lives are seldom this exciting any more.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Had the pleasure of doing the Peterborough Half IM tri on Sunday. Beautiful warm day, tad too much wind for me on the bike, oh well oh well. I’ve heard much negative about this race, which somehow I have managed to never do despite both me and it being around for way too long. The lake was clean and cool, the bike course safe and interesting with almost no flat sections. The run was, well literally, a walk in the park for 5 km on paths and grass, then onto the bike course for 16 km of mostly rollers which I enjoyed. Hooked up with JC from my AG and we pounded the pavement together for about 11 km before hammer time at 16 km where he left me in the dust over the last few km. Overall a highly recommend race except for the drafting.
Damn, this is a change for the worse up here. First it was mostly the US races where they do this crap shamelessly (you can’t draft another bike in triathlon and the policing is largely Code of Honour). But now it is getting bad up here, and it isn’t all just the desperate for glory 30-somethings, I’m starting to see a significant number of guys in my AG giving it to this. This pissed both me and Amy P off. But only briefly, cause in the great scope of life if you’ll take riding your bike on a beautiful summer day seriously enough to cheat you’re the one with the problem. I don’t want more police on the course I just want people who want to play fair. So remember these words going through my head this weekend:
"Try to remember, but it hurts
I'm walkin through the cemetary talkin to the dirtI'd rather die like a man, than live like a coward …
Only God can judge me now”
And you can’t hide from Him on the run.