Wednesday, November 25, 2009

TNR Report

Smallish turnout. Only Craig, KK, and Cousin Thomas showed up at the TNR HQ. We ran into Tom K shortly after we commenced with the ride.

We headed over to Tom Chester park to give it a trial run as a potential venue for night-time cx racing. It is perfect. Plenty of rolling hills and a few steep leg burners. Lots of potential for fun, flowing twists and turns. There's a little lake and a bridge too. And, best of all, it's all very well lit. Perhaps it will find its way onto the calendar for next year's cx season. It would be perfect as a season opener, sometime in mid- to late August.

It took us a little while to figure out an appropriate course. Once we got it all sorted out, we did a short 4 lap race. That turned out to be plenty, as it quickly became evident that whatever fitness we may have had at the end of the season was long gone. But while we were all a bit slower than we remembered, the Cricket is still the fastest kid on the FGBC block.


Thomas (DNF - bike issues)
Kevin (DNS - bike and shoe issues)

At the klubhaus, we discovered that the fine folks at the F&H really are looking out for us. They've got plans for every day of the week, each of them designed to bring in a big crowd. Except for Tuesday. That is our day. And we appreciate the fact that they have not scheduled anything that would interfere with Tuesday night's post-ride gathering.

We had an opportunity to hear more about the Secretary's recent African adventure. And then, prompted by the unexpected appearance of Mr. Mister (not to be confused with Dr. Mister or Mr. Doctor) on the Hi Fi, we found ourselves immersed in a discussion of the relative merits of the 80's, at least in terms of its musical legacy. Vic enlisted the support of his iPhone to demonstrate that it wasn't entirely the musical black hole some of us remembered it to be. With that settled, we were able to make some significant headway in planning the 2010 Nordic Cross season. The weekends have been set and the races have been assigned. It will be a little different. But it promises to deliver as much jollification as ever. Maybe even more. But first we need it to snow. More details coming on Thursday Anticipation.


Brad the Impaler said...

The numbers will grow by 20 percent in two weeks.

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Anonymous said...

Brad, when's your performance? I think I speak for at least some people when I say that I wouldn't mind taking the experience in, all in the hopes of welcoming the Christmas season properly.

Brad the Impaler said...

December 3,4 and 5. Email me for more details if you are interested.