‘Cross the border
April 1, 2006
Last night I’d planned to drive 4 hours for a stage race in Spokane, WA, which would entail waking up at 5:00 to journey east. But, I really didn’t wanna do this, and I was relying on transportation that felt the same way. So I decided to check around to see if there were any identical races that happened to be going on at the same time but were closer. As I was surfing around things were looking pretty bleak, so I decided to check up north where the Canadians dwell, and behold, there was a race exactly the same except each race was longer and the field stronger… so let good times roll. No pre-registration necessary, just show up and tell ‘em that you’re in for both days and you’re set. So in the end I got a better race for a 2 and a half hour drive instead of a 4 plus hour drive.
Of course it ended up being a complete downpour for the entire 90 miles of the race. I got in a break and ended up fourth. I kind of screwed up towards the end, but I won’t go into that. I’m just hoping to make up for lost points during the crit and time trial tomorrow.
By the way, Canadians are cool and all, but the “inside culture-” man, it’s someth’n else…