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June 2023
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ready to roll
Filed under: General
Posted by: Todd @ 10:57 pm

It’s been a while since I last posted. Preparation for the AMGEN Tour of California has absorbed more than its fair share of my time; prepping bikes, wheels, truck & trailer, and the first of the all important new Saab 9.3 Aeros. Well, tonight the truck finally got on the road for it’s week-long journey to Palo Alto, via Saint Louis and Boulder, leaving my mind clear for the first time in weeks. I’ll get to relax until Thursday when United will whisk me off to the San Jose airport, where the mad pace and sleepless nights will resume for another week and a half.

To be honest, I’m looking forward to it. After all this boxing, building, pumping, and loading, I’m ready to do the thing that was the reason I sought this job in the first place - race support. Tiring and back-breaking as the work may be most of the time, that twenty-five second adrenaline rush of jumping out of the car, swapping a wheel or two, and sprinting for all your worth to push a racer-and-bicycle back up to speed is completely intoxicating. Some people may not understand where I’m coming from… maybe most. Those of you in that category will just have to take me at my word.

7 Responses to “ready to roll”

  1. Thom P. Says:
    I totally understand where you’re coming from. Sometimes when I’m making toast, I want 5.5 toast, it’s on it’s way to 6 toast, but I wait, it pops up, I whack it back down, then just at the last possible second before it gets all burnt, I rescue it, perfect 5.5 toast, HUGE adrenaline rush.
  2. Adrian Says:
    Mmmmm, toast.
  3. Branfman Says:
    Todd, You’re going to rock it out there. I cant wait to hear your stories. Don’t get run over by the crazy dudes on their two wheelers. Catch up with you soon. Good luck my man.
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  5. B Says:
    Todd, Just rock it! you know the drill cold, wish I could again be in that type of zoo.
  6. Nick Says:
    Im jealous. Kinda… Have fun out there.
  7. Adrian Says:
    Update, bitch!!