Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Yesterday was the Hellkat Hustle bike race. It was a good time.
So... $8 to race and first place wins a pake track frame. After a short rain delay for a totally freak storm the race was underway and we were sent pedaling all over Kansas City. Think of it as a bicycle scavenger hunt except instead of finding stuff, you have to complete a task at each stop.
The task's varied from full on nudity to riding around on kiddy bikes, so it was pretty cool.
Upon completion of the race i was completely exhausted not to mention covered in a layer of sweat, mud, and sun burn. Everyone else seemed to be feeling pretty much the same. But then... in what was perhaps the highlight of a day packed with highlights, someone opened up a fire hydrant at the finish line /post race party. It was extremely refreshing. Post race recovery was further aided by hot dogs and cold beer.
The race was tough and a few folks have the injuries to prove it, but man, what a fun day.
*Thanks to The Phish (new nickname) for the extra photo's.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Last Saturday i made my way down to the freight house district and had a lovely dinner at Grunauer. You been there? It's Germanic / Viennese cuisine and it's very tasty. Go have a bier in the Wunderbar, then nosh on some good food and follow that up with a nice dessert. It's all good, especially the bier selection, i havent heard of half of them... and that's a good thing!
It's an awesome spot and you deserve something awesome.
Do it do it.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Today's Wednesday but last weekend i was in Tulsa, Oklahoma for the Tulsa Tough bicycle race. Just as predicted... i got my ass kicked. Luckily Tulsa is a fun town and the rest of the racing was exciting to watch, otherwise i would have said it was a wasted trip.
Tulsa, day 2
It was even hotter. Luckily we found the shady spot. As i already mentioned my race sucked (as in i didn't even finish) but X raced to second place and if the race had been 50 meters longer she may have won. Burger King and The Mummy also raced today (new nicknames.) The Mummy was active at the front all race but got worn out towards the end (if memory serves) while Burger King played it conservative at the back and if not for some rear wheel problems with a few laps to go would have finished better than he did. Not bad considering it was his first crit of the year.