I just got my new LG Bikechain.com jerseys today, and they are real nice. Thanks to Kent and Mark for all the work to get these together before the Tour De Felasco (does Felasco mean sore balls in another language, someone should look that up).
With the Felasco ride on the horizon, I decided to see how much more riding I needed to do to be in good enough shape to enjoy the event. After getting off work at 2 AM, 5 hours of sleep, and only consuming a 45 gram protein shake before the ride, I decided it was going to be a 4-5 hour road ride to see what was in the tank. I ended up doing 4 hours and 58 minutes, burning 4233 calories, and riding 72.9 miles.
I had a great ride yesterday, not long, just everything was flowing. I had no mechanicals and was not suffering from steering retardation. I usually ride solo because I work when everyone is off, but I am good with that. My pre-ride ritual is to call some of the old Revolutions crew and try to irritate them just like it was a Sunday morning ride out of the old shops. Down here you have to ride in circles to put in miles on the dirt, your mind can wander. Every time I ride I think about the “good old days”. I remember the first time I met the Revolutions crew. I walked in wanting to get wheels built and there was this pale half-balding guy sitting in a folding camp chair sitting in front of a glass showcase with more purple and green anodized parts that one should have. He was not known as the Red Dragon back then, just Kent(not sure what version of Kent he was on back then). He invited me on the Sunday group ride, the one where the Red Dragon slid down he biggest hill on Mahan Drive on his Camelbak like a turtle on the road because some d-bag with yellow tires bunny hopped into him. I kept showing up at the shop and rides for the abuse. I am probably sure that is how all of the Bikechain/Revolutions crew members became part of the gang.