Thursday, September 4, 2008
Old School crits.
Back in the day I used to practice my criterium/track skills in my grandparents driveway. After winning the national driveway championships, hence the red, white, and blue on my bike I gave up anything road, bmx or skinny tires and took a break for about 14 years.
Made a come back to the cycling scene after I got married to Lindsay in 2001 and made our WORS debut in the citizen class. I know its a step down from national champion, but it was a long break from the bike :)
I did really race BMX though and that is my race bike all snazzed out around the 4th of July, I think its my GT but it might be my super rare cooks brothers that my Dad got me as a race bike/collectors item . Stupid me, I got them both stolen...Obviously my Dad was way into BMX, rode at a national level, mix those genes with my grandpa's/coach's(on mom's side, in picture with me), who was a world class tri-athlete and Olympic trialist in the modern pentathlon and ya end up with that little guy doing laps around the driveway, or laps around Crystal Ridge yesterday. I think its all the same to that little guy who still lives in me and the rest of us who have been loving bikes, doing laps around whatever it was then and is now.