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Ah, back in the Republic. 4 AM wakeup this AM for a 5 AM flight from Spokane back to DIA. We nailed it and the kids were total champs. A few small Ben 10 toys helped to enure the correct amount of 5 and 3 year old cooperation. All spoiling rules go out the window at 5AM ....and when you are traveling with kids.

The vacation was spectacular. Ball family: We love and miss you. It was so unbelievable fun to hang and share this vacation with you. Best of luck on your journey back to the old home!

So, we got home pretty early, unpacked and I basically immediately got on the bike. I couldn't wait! I have found that I truly missed riding while taking this last week or so off. I guess that is the intent! That and watching Ruddervoorde 07 with Joe got the juices flowing for sure. I rolled with Taro on the cross bikes and we spun out the legs on all of the cherry dirt paths that spider thier way across the Republic. Frankly, it was good to get some mud on the bikes! It's all been so dry and fast this season!
Taro's still recovering from La Ruta. The stories he talked me through sounded epic. Like a total recall of what the Tour must have been like in the early days where epic conditions and local knowledge and "support" made the race truly epic.

More races out here in a FINALLY crossy Colorado today, but obviously I could not make it given the travel. The race reports I am sure will be coming in today and I'm looking forward to hearing what went down. For me, I've got some catch up to do but the rest was so welcome.

See you chumps at the Wednesday Worlds.

Reader Comments (3)

We need you back! Everyone said last wed. practice was cancelled 'cause you would not be there. It was not a weather thing at all.
Ya missed some good muddin' today at the Foothills race.
Hope to see ya this week.



November 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Did you hit the Latah Bistro while in Spokane? The Chef there (David Blaine) is an avid crosser and single speeder, great slow food restaruant.

November 26, 2007 | Unregistered Commenter34x18

Whatup honkey? Awe, shucks, you're making be all bluished and stuff. I'll see you there this Wed!

Whatup my other honkey? How is Deutschland?? Are you there yet? Spokane was interesting. It's an up and comer. Never got to that eatery but we hit some good stuff.

November 26, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

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