Wednesday, August 30, 2006

"The Curse"

Some people call it that even though I don't believe it one bit. Supposedly I have some sort of dark cloud of evil that follows me to endurance mountain bike events. The first time I did a 24 hour race, we were on a four man team with a tropical depression moving in during the night hours. The last 12 hours were spent biking and slogging through hurricane bands of rain. That was my first endurance event and I was hooked from that point on. The night laps that I did were some of the best and worst times I have ever had on a bike.

So what does this mean? Nothing really except for the fact that the potential for me to do another "first timer" in a strong storm. As Ernesto (sounds like a wimpy name) moves up the coast there is a chance that this depression could reek some havoc on our day. I don't really mind biking in the rain. Helps cool things off. However camping in the rain the night before an event can be tedious. Luckily I have the perfect counterpart to help me stay dry.


So things will get interesting over the next few days as us racers watch the ever proceeding doom fly up the east coast.

On another note, if you don't know already there is serious talk of an awesome ride in Dupont on September 17th. If you are in the area you won't want to miss this one! Check IT out if you are interested.


Photo courtesy of Michael Field.

7 comments:

kje said...

They say is takes some strong-willed people to camp in the rain. I think it takes some crazy people to camp in hurricane forced rain. Up for the challenge! . . . But alas the opportunity may just pass us bye : )

Sir Belt Buckle said...

Damn dude, you're even giving photo credits. Props.
Wish I could do the DuPont ride. Alas, the MS 150 already has me.

Have fun & g'luck w/ the race this weekend.

ExtrmTao said...

I already got called out for not giving credit. So alas I shall give all credit where credit is due or I shall be taken to the blog prison to spend the rest of my days.

Sir Belt Buckle said...

Wow dude. Sounds rough.

Anonymous said...

Your right, It's a sweet photo, I do deserve credit! Sweet boat too!

kje said...

I thought it was that really nice camera you were using. . .

ExtrmTao said...

Hey what's this anonymous crap Michael? We all know its you so don't try to hide from us. . .