Which one is pissyer…..? Them or me?
So… a couple of weekends back I drove along with two others to Massa, Italy where the European SingleSpeed Championships were held.
All-in-all the photos probably tell the story better than I can. Suffice to say we drove a long way, 700 km’s each way, got in a bit of a ride plus the race, got rained on, had some really good food, met some really, really cool people and had some really good times. The race is going to be in Dresden for the ’09 version of the European SingleSpeed Championships. That’ll make it a bit closer… I think.
I’m looking forward to hanging out with the whole Los Lobos crowd again somewhere down the road as they’re some of the nicest, most welcoming people that I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet.
Oh… our buddy Isaac pulled off a 3rd place finish on a borrowed bike against a pair of pros. Not bad in my book. Unfortunately, for us, Isaac is heading back to New Mexico in a month. We’ll miss him but you guys out west keep an eye out for this skinny speed-demon.
Vox… one of the coolest, most laid-back dogs ever… Poor guy got attacked by another dog.. hence the bandage.
This crazy chef-dude below makes some of the best ribs that I’ve ever tasted. Yum!
Check out where the path leads… too much Ramazzoti boys? It’d never happen in good old Deutschland.
My buddy and teammate Ed… also from Missouri.
The kind in the Grey French SS jersey is Isaac (aka The Fastest Boy on Wheels) and the guy in the metal jersey is Flo. A really nice guy from north of Munchen.
Gary never considered this marketing scheme…. Gay Fisher
The aftermath of the trip.
Looks as though they put me down as finishing 41st even though I’d call it a DNF. RESULTS HERE!
A few different places to find more info. and photos.
So…. got my squeaking problems fixed today after putting Teflon tape on the bottom bracket threads and anti-seize on the outside of the EBB. Thanks to the folks at MTBR.com for helping me fix it.
My in-laws show up on Friday and then I’m doing the Tegernsee Marathon on Sunday. The following Friday we’re heading toward Rome for a week of vacation.