My friend Steve who has been dominating his category in the ICUP this year has also been training for the Brian Head Epic this fall. The other day he sent me this email which I have posted without his permission to fulfill my own dubious blogging schemes.
"Hey Andy, I got my 7 hours in yesterday since you inspired me with your big ride. Heather and I spent 90 minutes at Trailside park riding the stunts and trails with our girls. Then they drove home and I rode from there to the mouth of Big Cottonwood canyon where I had left my car via mid-mountain, crest, and mill-d trails. 5.5 hours, 5300+ feet of climbing and one sore butt!"
Check that out! Little old me is an inspiration to a rider with actual skills. I was pretty proud of myself until I deciphered the actual meaning of his email. Once I translated it here is what he really meant to say.
"Hey Andy you pitiful excuse for a cyclist. Since you were able to drag your slow pathetic ass over the trails for 60 miles last Saturday I decided I needed to put you back in your place by showing you how a real man rides a bike. After working my mad trials skills for 90 minutes at the skills park I laid down some real watts and rode Mid Mountain, Crest and Mill D back into the valley. It was a wimpy little ride with only 5300+ ft of climbing in just over 5 hours. Basically a recovery ride. See ya eating my dust at the Tuesday Solitude Race"
Not so Chicago like any more am I?