blue squirrel

after a self-imposed 20 year absence from cycling, the sport i love, i am back and dedicated to holding my own in the superfast 40+ catagory. this blog will tell the journey, the highs and the lows, the team [team becher+] and it's cast of characters, our sponsors, supporters, and other local riders that make it happen... [anonymous comments are lame, cowboy up and put a name or start a blog]

Saturday, August 11, 2007


i was cruising the internet for bike porn and came across these lovely bells. go masiguy


  • At 9:54 PM, Blogger Tim Jackson- Masi Guy said…

    Where is it I'm going again? I get confused... maybe from the bells ringing in my head all the time...

    ... maybe...

    Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you that I won the "Saturday World Championships" last weekend. I took the win in the big final sprint. Two weeks before, I was in position for the win, but flatted as we approached the sprint. This time I got a little nervous because the Adam's train was lined up with like 4 guys, so I jumped WAY too early... but managed to hold off a late charge at my hip and kept the 53x11 rolling just long enough.

    So there.

  • At 10:04 PM, Blogger blue squirrel said…

    tj mg- so when are you giving the juniors a sprint clinic?

  • At 8:12 AM, Blogger Tim Jackson- Masi Guy said…

    Some things can't be taught- they must be learned through trial and error... and by losing lots of sprints to me first.

    In all seriousness, I learned sprinting by losing lots of sprints to faster and even slower guys. Sprinting is all about the timing and anticipating. Knowing your fellow riders is key too, but when in a new situation, it's about knowing your own legs and being ready to respond or knowing when to make the race yourself.

    Ok, go read that to them in class.

  • At 8:35 AM, Blogger blue squirrel said…

    you forgot the part about how you [big fat ugly sprinters, i threw in ugly, cus y'all think your so damn good looking, cipo] suck wheel all day behind us rouleurs and don't do any work until the last 300m.

  • At 7:49 PM, Blogger Tim Jackson- Masi Guy said…

    I've raced almost my entire racing career at or near the front and chase down too many breaks on my own... so don't go worrying about that whole "sitting at the back looking pretty" thing. It was never my strong suit.

  • At 7:56 PM, Blogger blue squirrel said…

    burning matches at the front, well at least you got your 'jens on every once in awhile.


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