24th February 2008
Yep, it starts early! Today was Brian’s first early season "race". It’s only a training race, with minimal prize money, and everyone is training through these 3 Sunday races. But it’s still a great test for the legs and gives you a glimpse into who’s ready to dive into the season.
And Brian came out on top! He was in an early break with another elite Alabama rider, Mike Olheiser, who just finished racing the Tour of the Bahamas and the Tour of Belize. He’s also a former 2-time Master’s National Champ and finished 2nd in the Master’s World Time Trial Championships last year. He’s a Big Dog There was also a pro from North Carolina who rode for BMC in the break. The three of them worked hard, and it came down to a sprint finish. Brian played things just right and came out on top! What a sweet start to the year! And we’re $25 richer (well, minus the $15 entry fee and the gas… so maybe $5 richer, haha).
Analise, Josiah and I enjoyed a cool spring day on a GREAT playground with the family of one of Brian’s teammates. Their kids are almost exactly the same age as ours, so we had a fun time together. Kim and I are even planning a birthday party for all 4 of them. We may even travel to some races together, which will make juggling the kids much more enjoyable.
Maybe I’ll even come back later with some photos. Hope everyone else has had a lovely weekend!