Thursday, April 30, 2009

Fest for Friday

4 hours today with 4000 feet of climbing. Turned around above Divide at about 10,000 feet. Daaaamn. That hurt. Howling headwind the whole way down turned the usually fun descent into a demoralizing near-bonk march. The whole way up I thought about this video:

Rotterdam Six-Day. Got an invite to go this year from a Dutch sprinter (third down the WWF super-star stairs), so looks like I need to get in the shape of my life. Qualifying for London 2012 is only two track seasons away. Crunch time is now.

The parental units breezed into town for a few days of food, fun and Colorado-ing. It was great to see them and even greater to show them that the Springs is really becoming home for us. Between our incredible apartment, a great group of friends and plenty of great stuff to do, it's getting harder and harder to think about moving back to Portland. The resources I have here as a cyclist and the opportunities Jenny has at her work are impossible to turn away from. Tomorrow she flies out to New York for a week long buying trip, and today my coach took time off work to dive a follow moto up the mountain for me. How sweet is that? Them? Those?

Parents have moved on to DC for a killer Politi-venture. My mom's sure to post a billion awesome pictures. You will love it so much it's retarded.

First week on the track starts monday! Then it's back to two more weeks of road torture! Whoa!



The Other Dean Tracy said...

Hey Dean - Long story, but I am a Recruiter, Author & Speaker, also named "Dean Tracy" - I have google alerts set-up to let me know when something is published online with my name in it. That said, I was alerted when you submitted your newest blog post.

Anyhow, it looks like you may be moving(?), but Jenny is in a sweet job. I'm not on a racing team, but am still pretty well connected Nationally and would be happy to help if there's anything I can do.

Feel free to call or email anytime - I apologize for submitting a note this way, but I can't find your contact info anywhere.


Dean Tracy
O: 925.552.7972

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