Friday, April 2, 2010

Ego blow

I did it, and I truly feel bad.

For many years, there has been a point of pride/nostalgia in my wallet. No, it's not what you're thinking. It's my cycling license.

Ever since the 'good ol' days', my great USCF/USA Cycling category was that of a respectable 2 on the road, and 3 on the track. Until now. I've downgraded myself to a 4. This is kind of like convincing yourself that you really aren't cool enough to sit at the cool kids' table, or even worse, that you're old.

But then again, maybe it is a blessing in disguise. Maybe I'll actually enjoy this experience we call bike racing. Maybe I'll even finish (eventually) in the front end of the pack! Maybe I'll be like Michael Anthony Hall's character in The Breakfast Club! You know, the King of the Dips***s!!!

Then again, maybe I'll just block the wind for the other guys and look like a dork with a helmet cam.

Good plan. 4 it is.



  1. Helmet cam? Sweet! You guys are such a friggin' riot!

  2. Oh order to blow and ego, you have to have one to start with. No ego, no problem. And since you are getting the helmet cam all dialed in, my guess is your ego has been checked.

    We already have the big time race/cycling experiences. Now we will create new ones in a hole new decade.

    By the way, is there a Cat 7?


  3. You've downgraded to keep me company. We must do this together. ...except for tomorrow's TT. I'll be saving the legs for later so I can have a better chance to keep up with you.

    It will be great to have you in our race. good work, Pres.