Weekend Race Report Mason Lake #2 and Ravensdale

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Saturday – Mason Lake #2

Breakfast – Eggs, bagel and cream cheese, water
Ride Food – none
Bike – None

What? Yeah, I didn’t race Mason Lake. I worked on the planking and wiring in our bathroom instead. Rosanna was at the Bike Expo and I was remodeling. Looks like I missed a miserably cold and nasty day though so I’m not too upset. Cathy Varland won in the women’s 4, Darren Marino got another good sprint in and Alex was again in another break away. Speaking of Alex, I though he was joking when he said he was going to use his 1080 front wheel. Pictures prove that it was NOT a joke and I’m sure the fast looking front of his bike scared the bejeezus out of the rest of the pack.

Sunday – Joe Bar / Ravensdale

I woke up Sunday about 7 in the morning and didn’t hear rain on the roof. I was ecstatic! Finally a somewhat dry start to a race! Drew back the curtains and… Snow? Really? Checked the Budu racing website to see that the races had been delayed. I felt sorry for the cat 4/5 guys out there shivering in the weather waiting to get word from the Officials. Then it came… Canceled. The later races (mine) were still TBD. I had already made up my mind though and was feverishly typing away in my phone to teammates that I was bagging the race. Dustin seemed to be the only guy determined (crazy?) enough to still race. Word was handed down though an hour later that yes, the entire race had been called.

Then the sun came out.

What to do? Well I went for a ride of course!

Bike – Klein Performance Touring 53-42 x 12-27 Sun wheels
Ride – 45 miles
Ride food – 1 large bottle of HEED and a bottle of water

The sun was matched only by the force of the wind which I enjoyed thoroughly at my back for pretty much the whole first half of the ride. I-90 bridge was awful though and the cross wind almost blew me off the bike twice. I bounced into the side barrier avoiding an oncoming O.C.C (Out of Control Cyclist). It was headwind all the way back home with the rain starting fall as I headed up the hill into West Seattle.

The evening was capped off by dinner with the wife at a place down the hill. Fajita Burrito with extra guac and a couple of well earned beers.

Have a great week and Stay Beautiful-

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