Been outta town a couple of days. Had to head to my hometown of Jonesboro and do a little mowing and cleanup on my old house. Things tend to fall apart quickly when you're not around. Anyway I got to get in a couple of rides with two of my of riding buddies there, Larry Yancey and Mike Suminski are a couple of the J-boro local racers who ride for the BMC Wal-Mart team out of Arkansas. They sent me home pretty tired but I'm ready to go back and give it another dig. I picked up Yancey's backup cross frame in order to bring it home and put a real paint scheme on it. I've tried a couple of times to do the clearcoat over raw steel, and while it looks cool for a while its only a matter of time before a scratch happens to the clear and then rust will start to set in. So anyway I've got it just about stripped and we'll put some paint on it here in the coming days. Cross season is right here man. Don't know where you are from but there are some cross racing series fixing to kick off this month around the Arkansas and Missouri areas.
Yancey is headed back to the World Championships this year so I'm posting this photo from last year to get him stoked. Need to be slapping some tigers and putting in some hard cross miles. It's only a handful of months away. We don't want any mud this year, or I don't. I hate the stuff. I'm into dry hardpack.
Oooh la la, the Vuelta is getting good. Contador and Rodriguez are only like 6 seconds apart while Chris Froome and Alejandro Valverde are around the minute mark with the mountaintop stages starting tomorrow. Can't wait. Have a good and safe Labor Day weekend. Enjoy. Chao.