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Friday, 20 September 2013

Garden City Classic and my Vastus Lateralis

So as far as mountain biking goes, it has been almost 3 entire weeks of me doing a whole lot of nothing...which is great for bulking up my mid section...and healing my wound...but mentally driving me batty...




 


Yeah...I wish...
 
As far as mountain biking goes I did manage to volunteer at the race I was scheduled to race in this last weekend (Sept 15th)...Short Hill's Cycling Club's Garden City Classic.  
 
 
 
 
I manned the registration desk, then worked with the timing tent (I operated the bull horn to call out racers plate numbers as they crossed the line as a back-up to the timing system).  See...this is me in the background with the bullhorn...

 
 
 
 
Regarding the race course itself, I was told by racers that it was a lot of tight twisty single track...which many mtb'ers love...but not me so much.  Give me roots, rocks, hills, and at least 50kms in distance and I am in my element.  However, tight, twisty stuff just slows me down...so I need practise at this stuff, once I can get on a bike again. 

Regarding the organisation of the race, it went without a noticeable hitch...it was very well run...especially considering this was an inaugural event...it looked to be great fun, cool prizes, and food.  
 
The start line...
 
 
 
Kudo's should go out to the SHCC, and especially to the race director TheDumbOpinion (his nickname is Jeff) for a great job.  However, TDO looked on the edge of a breakdown the whole time...I don't think he cracked nary a smile the whole day...kinda reminded me of this guy...

 

 
...so if you see TDO, ask him to smile...cuz he deserves it. 





Anyways, CptSydor, and his significant other VVagabond (who coined the term 'significant other' anyways...what is it really??  Do people have insignificant others???) also volunteered at the race.  VVagabond worked the reg desk, and timing tent with me, and CptSydor swept. 

Actually CptSydor, and VVagabond raced in a 6 hour race in Woodstock the day before (that would be Sept 14), and they each won!!  
 

 
 
 
 
So hats off to them (another colloquial saying?).  If you want to be great, hang out with those that are...so that's what I was doing.
 
 
 

Unfortunately I wont be able to do so this weekend.  My injury will be keeping me from attending Paul's Dirty Enduro...the race I was scheduled to be in.  The 3 hour drive up, and the two nights of tenting are not conducive to my injury healing.  EnglishJim, Giant, NewfieSteve,Fig, Jaimie, and HydroPaul will all be there, so I wish them well...and look forward to the race reports and stories when they get back.
 
 


 I feel somewhat sorry for the guys that get stuck seeing EnglishJim changing in public...
 
 

 
 
 
As far as an injury update...I have had the wound repacked twice this week...which hurts a little more each time as it heals.  The torn muscle is repairing...all is going to schedule...which is still too slow for my liking.  If I could go back in time...
 
 
 
 
Anyways I just need to get back at it, being active...before I weigh 250 lbs, and get so out of shape I make Fig look fast.  Actually I have been doing fairly well watching my nutrition intake...
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
I am getting in upper body workouts...just to keep the torso toned...and to be able to do something other than warm the couch (and day job).  Besides...Lois prefers that I look like a man...not a 12 year old boy...so upper body work helps.  However the MTB related muscles are stagnant, and are really going to need some work as soon as I am able.  So looking forward to it.
 
 
 
 
Anyways enough whining...
 
 
 
 
 
That's all I got for now anyways, so until I have some Paul's Dirty Enduro stories to share...

Stay posted!
 
 

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