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Keeping it smooth

Two more big days before the rest comes...only to be followed by the storm which is brewing and will carry on through December. Then rest again. Then Belgium.

The secret society of 'cross freaks got out early yesterday AM to flog each other silly. The moment I opened my eyes, still lying in bed, I said: "I think I need rest." Going out and flogging sort of made that premonition come true in that I mostly played the role of floggee versus flogger. Can't be out front every day I'm learning.

Today was more of the same flogging...although this time self inflicted up Flag for a couple-a tests up, up and up to see where I'm at (and where I've been). A FRESHLY paved Flagstaff as well. So niiiiiiiii. When I woke up today and opened my eyes, the first thoughts were: "I'm going to rail it." After that extreme effort yesterday, I nailed a personal best and a 2nd not-so-bad ascent up that beeatch. The recovery was decent I guess last night. There's nothing that some organic food made by my lady and a 1554 can't solve to aid the sore legs.

So, I'm here. 100's of early AM hours logged, 11 pounds lost since last year, weaknesses worked on. I've learned lots. Lots of balancing. Who knows what the season will bring but I put the work in. The smiles are abound.

Speaking of smiles, today after the self flogging, I jammed down the Creek path to the Research Center to hook up with the fam for some mini-jumpin' with the little Irishmen. Check it.

Reader Comments (4)

the lad looks good, check out my "little" (ok, he's 10) belgian, with video at

September 4, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterScott T.

Look at that boy go! The technique is looking good man! You've been teaching that Young Grasshopper nicely. I've got my eye on that Redline for my boys....but they'll have to grow another 6" first!

Nice work!

September 4, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

great video

I need to take more video with the kids

my kids at three and six have sampled racing at some road, cross, and mountain events

it is so comedic
the over involved parents (like myself) and the moderately confused kids

I need to find some trails in dc for the kids to work on their technical

September 4, 2007 | Unregistered Commentergwadzilla


cross for kids with training wheels?

the barriers with a bike as heavy as the kid?

they were not so into that

but I guess cross is an aquired taste

oh yea... boulder is cool

September 4, 2007 | Unregistered Commentergwadzilla

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