Saturday, October 4, 2008


Another great weekend of Cross racing. It rained and rained and rained. After running the 8 miles from our house to where the race was in Draper, Megan spent most of the time watching from here and drinking hot chocolate warming up and drying off, while the girls got in and out of the car and ran around in the rain.
There were many first timers out for this race and i don't know if it is good or bad that this was their first experience.Bryce bought one of my old bikes and is going to race this season. I just need to keep getting people who are roughly my same size into cycling, so it allows me to upgrade my bikes. This picture was taken after Bryce threw up the first time on the second lap of the race but before he threw up the second time in the parking lot after the race.
My motto is; "If you're not throwing up, you're not trying hard enough."

Tayler showed up and took 4th in her first cross race.

Nancy showed up and was just glad to find a bike that had brakes. Not bad for a girl who had a baby 2 months ago.

Joe remembered why it is a good reason to ride your bike more than once in the month before you go and try and race. Work and family commitments don't help with conditioning much but props for him getting out and doing it.

Before our race, Cousin Kevin asked his wife if she would hand him a waterbottle as he came by every lap so he wouldn't have to carry it on his bike. The picture on the left shows jenn's reaction to his question. The picture on the right shows cousin Kevin riding with a waterbottle on his bike. Nice try Kevin.

The Robot showed up and raced Cyclocross for his first time and is showing off the mud on his teeth.

The Doctor didn't do as well as he would have liked. He had most of the summer off to ride and play. It is amazing what happens when a couple weeks ago he had to go back to school and start teaching again. Welcome to the rest of our lives of working.

During the Doctors race, there was a guy handing out a wad of dollar bills to people after they ran up the hill carrying their bikes. It was amazing that not more people took the dollars. It is kind of mean to be doing it at the hardest, most miserable part of the course, but very entertaining for the spectators.

After racing, it took a couple hours for me to get my body back to a comfortable temperature but #3 lit a fire and we played Yahtzee or as she calls it "Texxi", while megan took #1 and #2 to the store. They had to go and buy sugar pumpkins so we could compete in the Doctors "Iron Chef" party on sunday night. Pumpkins are the secret ingredient, and luckily, we get to make it at our own homes and bring them.

On saturday night, i heard some guys talk, and with a house full of women this quote stuck out.
"Of all the creations of the Almighty, there is none more beautiful, none more inspiring than a lovely daughter of God who walks in virtue with an understanding of why she should do so, who honors and respects her body as a thing sacred and divine, who cultivates her mind and constantly enlarges the horizon of her understanding, who nurtures her spirit with everlasting truth."
Gordon B. Hinckley

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