Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thursday Anticipation

1) There is vicarious racing on the menu:

So far, seven teams have waded into the pool: Brad, LeAnn, Jonny B, Greg W, Chris O and his fellow BCCer Ali, and me. That is not nearly enough. Keep them coming. Tomorrow is your last day. Everything you need to know is here.

2) And there's roller racing too. It's not exactly like vicarious racing, but at the same time you can race without going anywhere.

We expect big things from the FGBC at this one. The Canadian government has scrapped their Own the Podium program. They just chucked it in the dumpster the same way the dispose of other important documents. The FGBC has managed to acquire it. We traded the Secretary's old helmet cam lens for it. With a few tweaks here and there, I think we can put it to good use. Like the women's bobsled teams last night, I expect a gold medal match between FGBC 1 and FGBC 2 in the relay race. The Cricket is poised to take gold in the 1000m race. The only thing we need to identify in order to make it a clean sweep for the FGBC is someone who is willing go after the 500m title. Anyone?

3) And finally . . .


Brad the Impaler said...

So the ABES winter bike fest/Extravagance CX isn't worth anticipating?

The Dark Lord said...

No, that is the wrong inference to make. Silence doesn't (always) imply normative judgment. You can't anticipate everything. That would be overwhelming. And it would no doubt be a detriment to participation. It is not wise anticipate everything every week. Awesome as the AWBF is, it is not the Spring Ride. There is a lot of thought that goes into how we practice this weekly exercise in expectation. But mostly it's because the Lust Cross version of the poster didn't get done on time. And the ABES they are doing a good anticipatory job of their own. We'll cover it next week.

Campy Only said...

Id love to come and claim that 1000M, but Ill be riding on Haleakala in Maui.... booo hooooo :)