Monday, May 01, 2006

Reflections Well I'm back home. Here are some random thoughts. I got all my stinky biking clothes all washed. I just cleaned up the Poprad as well. It was tough getting all the mud off of it. Especially the worm guts! There were some of the biggest worms I have ever seen laying in the puddled roads of Iowa. They were so big you couldn't swerve to miss them. Some I bet were a foot long. Anyway they really stuck to the bike. I also forgot to mention the skunk I saw. I was pedaling along and saw a skunk come running out of the ditch at me. It saw me and started running alongside me for about 20 yards. All I could do was keep riding and hope he wouldn't spray me. Luckily he didn't and ran back into the ditch. I could've really had a hard time finding a ride back to Algona if he did spray me : ) And how about those Badger holes alongside the B roads. That was kind of scary. Speaking of rides I have to thank Gary, Jim, Tom and Paul again for letting me tag along. Gary and Jim decided to keep riding on the paved roads after Paulina. They wanted to get a century in to finish out the day. You guys are hardcore : ) Thanks again guys. Hope to see you at the next one if it happens. p.s. that helmet must be someone else's. I have mine, and it smells. Bad! As for the next race. I'm really thinking seriously about doing the Dirty Kanza if there is still a spot open. I guess I didn't get enough suffering at TI : ) Anyone else want to do this one in a few weeks? Let me know. It would be fun. I promise. I mean, how much worse could it be than this weekends race? Did everyone check out the videos on Jeff Kerkove's site? The first one where Dallas and Lindsay were the last two standing was unbelievable! Those Canadians sure can ride. I wish I had talked to them, but they are so crazy it's intimidating : ) Maybe next time guys. You rock! p.s. Paddy are you going to start blogging again now that TI is over? I would like that : ) I think the Pugsley would have fit right in with all the hogs and cows we passed in Iowa. I don't know if it would have been a better choice for the race though. A cyclocross Pugs does sound good. Would that work? Well time to sleep. Good night : )


Matt Maxwell said...

Dave, you should defintley do the Dirty Kanza. It'll be like TransIowa: the Redemption. Paddy, G-Ted, Endurosnob, Joe Partrige, myself, and who knows how many more. BTW I've never seen a badger in Iowa. I think that skunk or maybe a woodchuck lives in those holes. Stick your hand in and find out.

Anonymous said...

Picture the pugs with drop bars, and 3 sets of disc wheels. 1.5's, 2.5's and of course the monster's you ride now. SS or geared, you pick (maybe a nexus, got to check). Imagine choosing between huge mud clearance or huge floatation. It could be a beautiful thing, or alot of wheels to carry.

Brian said...

Through the mirror of my mind
Time after time
I see reflections of you and me

Reflections of
The way life used to be
Reflections of
The love you took from me

Oh, I’m all alone now
No love to shield me
Trapped in a world
That’s a distorted reality

Brooks Leedahl said...

i love the smell of skunk

Endurosnob said...

Dave, Matt's on it. Come to Kansas.

PaddyH said...


Paul said...

I am now considering DK. I will be posting on the blog hopefully in the next couple of days with some answers!

Hopefully my wife will let me.