25 May 2011 - 6:58So Many Things To Do
And so little time.
And only one of me. A long while ago, I made the commitment to go to SSUSA, which in 2010 was held in Tucson, and hosted by Mr Dejay Birtch. In February. Because it was such an early event, the winners of the hosting shenanigans (Jake and Kramer) had the rest of 2010 to come up with a plan for 2011 before it was their turn to host.
SSUSA 2011 is going down in Boulder on June 4th, which is not far away. So back in Feb ’10, I knew that I was going to Boulder in ’11, but didn’t know when. Well, in between these SSUSAs a couple of events have piqued my interest. One of them being the Transylvania Epic, which will have occurred twice before I get on my return flight home from Colorado.
TSE is a multi day stage race among PA’s finest rock gardens. Don’t get me wrong, I love riding in PA. It is like no other place, and after reading Dicky’s recaps of the race last year, and listening to him spew on and on about how I should do it, I thought that it might be something I would like to do someday, maybe even in 2011. Except I already chose to do SSUSA, which happens to be on the tail end of this year’s TSE. Dammit!
So sadly (not really), I will be in the snow laden Rocky Mountains whooping it up for a marathon of partying and one big bike ride, while Dicky and Dough are duking it out for podium spots in the singlespeed category over 5 days. I almost wish I could be at TSE though. I know Dough has been secretly training to maintain his dominance over Dicky. I know that Dicky has not been training much at all, except for riding his road bike early in the morning on Wednesdays (or so he says), but he literally rides a bike for a living, so I expect him to at least do well enough to hang on to that shortest step on the podium.
Will he have a strong finish? Or will it be like SSWC09 all over again?
Only time will tell, and you know Dicky will not be blogging while he is away. And Dough can only manage to write one post a month. Lame. How am I supposed to know what’s going on? I will bring my laptop. I will post about the goings on. I will take the time to let everyone know about my nefarious plot to bring SSUSA to VT for 2012.
Or maybe I wont.