Qwadsworth pretty much had his way with the Lumberjack 100 course on Saturday.
In a real display of timeliness, I've beaten both Cyclingnews and Velonews to the punch with this, so I'm pretty proud of that. I'm also proud of Qwadsworth, though that pride carries a certain amount of envy that I can only shake by photoshopping pictures of him into various cheerleader poses and posting them onto the big blue facehole in the sky. So I'm waiting on Cyclingnews to get their shit together, post a podium shot that I can use as such, and feel better about myself for being such a fat, no-talent, bike blog jockey without actual bike talent to back it up.
100 miles in 6:45 on a singlespeed. Damn. 1st SS, 3rd overall, and only 8 minutes from winning the whole damn thing which is funny because most of those guys are using these new inventions called "gears" when the race gets all steep and hurty. What in the incredible fuck.
In a similar timespan on Saturday, I ate a sleeve of Oreos and washed most of my bike clothes. Most of them. I couldn't quite get the last ones onto the drying rack (my bike) before Qwadsworth crossed the finish line and I had to take a nap. But I came pretty close. So yeah, it was a pretty solid day for both of us, I guess.
Sunday, though, I got out with Lester and a crew for a few hours and lamented just how fast Qwadsworth has become together, and that made it better - the riding, I mean, not the lamenting - just like it makes most things better.
Then Lester took a shower with his bike and I took pictures of them. Dirty. But clean now.
Plus, we were out riding in amazing weather while Qwadsworth was driving the 187 hours back from Michigan. With his gigantic ax-trophy and paycheck. So yeah, it was a pretty solid day for all of us, I guess.
The only actual news I have for you is night ride news, like usual, except this week I'm putting two night rides into one notice. Here we go:
1) Night ride this Thursday, 6/26. Flee the oppressive heat, good people of the northside, and charge your shit. We'll keep it pretty close to the epicenter of the Northside. Probably a 2 hour ride. Singlespeed friendly. A one-beer-ride, I would imagine.
2) But next week, the 3rd of July, if you're not racing the Tour De Berg (good luck Kurland, Kyle, and Frank) we'll do something a little more extravagant. Big John and Hiser have both given their verbal commitments, and there might be fireworks to see from on high, so that's where we'll be.
For both rides let's meet at 8 PM at my house.
Pack a snack.
Giddyup up up.