as I neared the race location I started to see cars loaded down with mountain bikes with race plates pinned to the the handlebars
this site gave me relief relief because it assured me I was headed the correct direction and
relief because I was seeing clean bikes rather than muddy bikes
the printed directions from MAPQUEST were guiding me to the right spot without any creative shortcuts
the drive was free and easy
no panic to make the registration plenty of time to arrive at The Freedom Center and get suited up and do a little socializing and then also some warm up but really... warm ups are not my thing
warm up? I feared warming up and breaking a sweat and then standing around in a damp chamois so... I did minimal pedaling around then drank a Red Bull as my warm up
it was a casual atmosphere at The Freedom Center there were multiple bonfires people from the earlier races chatted with those about to race there was talk about the glory of the earlier races and what to expect of the trail in the Single Speed race to come
it was starting to warm up the course was changing
who would you say was at the center of the Cedar Crest scene? contact me direct if you have any images or footage from Cedar Crest a friend of mine is considering a documentary project but I think we may need more of a perspective
I used to read his blog everyday I used to read many blogs everyday blogs...
who reads blogs anymore?
it pleased me at SNOTCYCLE when a few people I never met before told me that they read and enjoyed my blog not sure if they check in daily... frequently.... or just once but it is still a nice sentiment
these photos remind me of an old Yeti saying... "what happens in the Himalaya stays in the Himalaya" in case you can not see the watermark...
BRUCE BUCKLEY PHOTOGRAPHY
http://www.brucebuckleyphotography.com yo bruce... good seeing you thanks for the shots as you implied in your hello my showing at races has grown too sparse need to change my attendance in 2013 so far so good on messenger race and on mountain bike race and it is still January! plus... I just saw my lap times in the results for SNOTCYCLE I feel good about my effort thanks GO TIME RACING! hope to see you guys soon!
I am trying to put a little Mr. Rogers into my routine when I get home I am trying to hang my jacket and put away my shoe instead of kicking my shoes in the corner and tossing my jacket over the chair it is soothing for things to be more orderly a little step like this makes all the difference but forgive me I am making baby steps