Monday, August 17, 2009

"Fairweather Sissies"

The big event on the RRR calendar this week is Thursday's 4-up TTT. It should be a good time, especially for the white, red, and blue. Yeah, we're a well-oiled machine.

How do I know this? Well, we "fairweather sissies" (sticks and stones, Chris... sticks and stones) spent over 120 minutes fine-tuning our time trialing technique, literally shaving minutes off our previous lap time with each go round. Oh, it was cold, and there was wind and rain, but that didn't matter. Not for these "sissies".

Apart from this guy, we were the only cyclists to be found out at BHP. There was no one from Olympia's TTT squad, and there most certainly was no one representing FGBC.



  1. Oh man, we were formidable. KK is right - literally minutes off each lap. In fact, if we practice every nite this week, our lap times will go into the negatives - resulting in our literally turning back time for the world a la Christopher Reeves. This may even result in FGBC having a chance to win a race with their new-found youth (assuming RRR is at another race that day). Heck, the Secretary's "Puch" may even become cutting edge technology!

    Nah, on second thought, maybe for the good of mankind we'll hold off further practice TTT sessions for fear of disturbing how the world SHOULD unfold (FGBC winning a race?! next the four horsemen come riding through...)

  2. Follow the fat ass on the left- lots of draft potential- if you can hang on.
    Thursday is gonna be fun and fast.

  3. "Shaving minutes off each lap?" Correct me if I'm wrong, but unless you really sucked at the start, that shouldn't happen, should it? With all that practice and fancy technology, I sure hope you are able to beat a bunch of dudes on cross bikes who have never ridden together as a group. Because otherwise we will have to feel embarrassed for you. And that would just be awkward.

  4. Awkward is losing to those you call sissies.

    If we lose to dudes on cross bikes, I'll have nothing but respect.

    PS - We were fast from the get was on the 5th lap that Mike yelled out in his best carny voice "do you want to go faster"? And we did.