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, March 29, 2008

SDSR / stefan

today in stage 2 stefan showed what he was made of and gave us a glimmer of what is to come for this natural talent. in only his 2nd race [1st road race], he flatted on the first lap at the bottom of the KOM climb, kept his cool, got serviced [it was wheels in, wheels out, he had no wheels in, yet somehow he got neutral service to give him a sram wheel, nice work andy], and proceeded to do the next 5 laps on his own. he did pick up a few groups here and there, yet ate them up and spit them out the back like a bad habit. i can not tell you the amount of pride i feel as his director for what he accomplished today, he stood his ground and fought the good fight. everyone on the team should be honored that stefan was flying our colors today, he made us all proud.

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3 Comments:

  • At 11:01 AM, Blogger Tim Jackson- Masi Guy said…

    Sometimes courage doesn't net you 1st place, but is does provide growth and a reason to hold your head up high... very high.

     
  • At 6:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If you have a mechanical problem, and you go into a "Neutral" pit, shouldn't you receive a replacement wheel to borrow for the event? Isn't that the point of a Neutral pit? The mechanic should be thanked for attending the event, when you return the cleaned wheel to him, immeadiately after the event has finished. And a profuse series of "Thank yous'" should also be a part of the returning process.

     
  • At 7:00 PM, Blogger blue squirrel said…

    yo anon

    you are very correct, unfortunately cat5 did not have neutral support or neutral pit areas, just wheels in, wheels out.

     

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