Saturday, September 22, 2007

Owie, owie, owie...

First 'cross practice was an eye-opening experience, as usual. It just hurts. Hurts in that deep soul searching kinda way. The kind of effort that gets that little voice going inside your head, telling you "the pain isn't worth it", or "you can't do it". And then you just go and ignore all sense and reason. The good thing is that you don't realize what you've done to yourself until after you stop and then all of the sore and aching parts of your body start checking in with the brain. Somehow, I bruised the thick pad of my right hand under the thumb. Not sure how that happened.

The new bike rides great, handles like a laser beam, and soaks up the bumps like a dream. I think it is going to be a great bike for the season.

All the usual suspects showed up: Jeff, Preacher Todd, McMenemy the Enemy (and Josh, his son), Eric, 'Cross Ron, Howard Hesterberg and Nicole. We did some barrier practice for a while. I was nervous and lousy at it and then went downhill from there. Guess that's why we're practicing... We ripped several laps on the Lenoir 'cross course at race pace. I was pretty sure I was gonna vomit, but that never became a reality.

Now Jeff and I are just good and primed for 'Cross Vegas on wednesday night. Interbike is going to be a lot of work, but a lot of fun, too. It's going to be great seeing Page and all the other pro men racing under the lights in the desert. I'm pretty sure that Jeff and I will visit the beer garden in the infield as well...

Brian is going to be solo at the shop Wed-Fri, so drop by and visit him if you get the chance. Repairs will be on a slower schedule until we return from the show, but then we'll be back up to speed. Bear with us this week as this trip to Interbike is a big part of us taking the success of Luna Cycles to the next level! And don't forget to come out to 'cross practice next Saturday at 4:30. Bring anything with two wheels and we'll show you how to have more fun than you can stand...
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