Roundup, the edge & changes
Looks like a number of SoCal riders did well at Sea Otter. It's always good to see a strong showing of local riders. My teammate Leslie did a nice job on the 29SS. Checkout a pic of her crossing the finish line on this thread. Actually, a large number of racers that I know have already been on the podium. It's shaping up to be a good year for everyone. Speaking of shaping up, this month's daily distractions is starting out nicely...
I passed on the Otter for local riding and a play. The latter is Monica's attempt at broadening my horizons. One thing I've learned from a year of going to the theatre is that there's no middle ground. A play is good or it's a polished turd and it only takes 15 minutes to determine what the night has in store. The latter type of play must be "painful" for an actor, not unlike a racer who's bonked in a race and is struggling to get to that next aid station. But unlike the racer, who can quit at anytime, an actor can't really walk off the stage until the very end...they have to stick it out. Well, technically I suppose they could walk out but it's not likely.
Anyway, one line from last night's play at SCR stuck with me: "The edge is the only place where anything worthwhile happens." That sounded like something from Eddie Merckx. The EDGE...gotta explore more of that this year.
On a different note, I made a few changes to the blog--deleted a few links and added these:
UltraRob's RAAM Adventure - The name says it all
Cyclelicious - "Wondericiously full of bicycles"
The OC Cycling Dude - This guy has so many links. Curiously, I didn't see one for drunkcyclist. Maybe I should inform him of such a glaring omission! Yeah, so what? I read it for the articles. :-)