Wednesday, August 01, 2007

24/9 weekend

Last weekend was a lot of fun even though the race didn't go as well as I had wanted. Kind of makes me want to push it at Afton in a couple weeks : ) We'll see what happens. That is one brutal course. Talk some sense into me Brian and Trent.

Some highlights of the race were: Seeing fellow bloggers, laughing so hard on Friday night that I got a painful case of the hiccups, watching Paddy crash an expensive looking off-road version of a Segway into a fence, breaking my seat completely off the rails and finding out that compulsive over-packer Rick had indeed packed a spare, getting cramps in both the backs of my legs and stomach at the same time, listening to Dallas and Endurosnob puke their guts out, getting lapped by Eatough 4 times in seven laps, and many more that I can't think of right now.

That's what's most fun about these races. It's not just about riding your bike, but all the friends and memories that are made. Awww : )

Here are a few pictures from the weekend. Enjoy.

Lemans start. I took it easy on the run this year. Definitely felt better to start slow.

Even Rick couldn't resist running : )

Trent getting going on his first lap.

Some of the Brown Bears between laps. From left to right: Brian, myself and Rick.

Jen and I went to Madison after the race and stayed the night with Brian and Heather. We went and toured the capitol building and the Trek factory on Monday. Thanks for the tour and putting us up for the night Brian and Heather! It was fun!

My little mouse of a wife. She loves her cheese : )

We stopped in a little gift shop on State Street in Madison and found this cool little jar. I think it's a sign that I need a new bike for next year : )


Brian said...

Pushing it at Afton? That hurts just writing it.

Darn right you need a new bike next year! The Trek Top Fuel 8...the endurance bike of choice for all TBB racers. :)

Did you get those new bike pics I sent you??

Simmons said...

Very nice bike pics! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Dave, sorry I missed seeing you!!! I did see Paddy, Dallas, and Rick on the was way hard course...I am still really sore...the Gunnar took a bad hands are still trashed, so it goes!!!
six months until the Arrowhead!!!! The Race by which all others are judged

Anonymous said...

Yes Dave, Trek Top Fuel is the only way to ride.
I hate to say it but I also feel as though I should push it a little more at Afton. Sorry Brian.

Brian said...

Why are you apologizing to me?

It's our bodies that we should feel sorry for! Haha. :)

Anonymous said...

arrowhead registration is open

Simmons said...

Did you register yet?

Anonymous said...

Still don't know what is messing with the blood. Should hear from Mayo shortly, and then I can make a decision.

Carl Buchanan said...

Mmmmmmm Afton.........brings back some memories. :)

Simmons said...

Aren't you going to defend Kerkove's title this year Buchanandale?

Anonymous said...

Where is the update for Afton?

Simmons said...

I will post tomorrow evening. Stay tuned!