Monday, August 24, 2009

More Bike Races

Saturday I took part in the 1000 warriors race from Park City to Snowbird.
I was feeling good for 92 miles, but missing all of your feedzones will eventually catch up to you.
I was on track to get in around 20-25 minutes faster than i did last year until i hit the bottom of Little Cottonwood Canyon, and then it was lights out. A climb that usually takes me a little over 40 minutes took around 85 minutes. That's what happens when you have to get off your bike every mile and go and stand in the shade and stretch your cramps out and try to stop the dizziness and stars.The next day, we went downtown and #3 did her first bike race. After learning to ride her bike a few months ago, she figured she was ready to race her bike. She did great and got a free hot dog, a waterbottle and a medal at the end.
Since we were already down there, we figured we would stick around and watch the pros race.
Zabriskie drilling it in a 4 man break, wearing a plain jersey after being fined for wearing the wrong clothes earlier in the week.Jose found this picture that someone else took of #4 being dropped from a helicopter at the downtown crit.

When a friend of mine had his first baby a few years ago and they went in for a check-up with the doctor, he asked the doctor when he could start throwing the baby up in the air. The Doctor replied with a horrified look that it was never ok to throw your kids. I wish you could have seen the look on #4's face because she loves it, just don't tell our doctor.

1 comment:

Brit H. said...

Yep. Did you happen to see our Christmas card last year? We sent out 2 different cards. One where Craig was Throwing our 5 month old waaay up in the air across the grass for me to catch and the other one, just a nice seated family pose. We were careful who we sent the first shot to. It seems that some people frown on throwing small children in the air. I don't get it. Ha ha.

While I was running on Saturday, the I kept crossing paths with the Tour. I looked for you. Guess you didn't ride...