I'm heading out to Leesburg tomorrow to get camp set up for the Baker's Dozen. Going to be joined by Snoops Daddy, BB, and the Seibold Experience. Could be raining pretty hard, I'm not too stoked about that. I'm teaming up with Bike Mike S and his buddy Chad on-the-Rocks. I have no idea how it's going to go 'cuz the weather is a wild card, and the camping may be a little scheisty.
But I've done this mountain biking thing enough now to know that if it's a muddy sufferfest, we just need to buckle the fuck down, grit our teeth and pound it out, and if we persevere we'll do okay and even kick the asses of some folks who are a little less bloody minded about it.
Son of- and Wife of- can't make it so I'm going to pack an extra case of beer, and have the big ol' tent to myself after the race. During the race? I'll go as hard as I can, then between laps, I'm going to offer bacon handups, and rest as hard as possible. I'll try to be a good teammate, be supportive, don't bitch no matter how cold and awful I feel, and above all other things be ready to roll when my teammate gets into the pits with the bike. It'll be tough. It'll be fun.
I can't wait.
Now pardon me while I get all emo on you.
I like Five for Fighting, but they're more saccharine than an FDA investigation of weight loss additives. Something a little more bitter is in order after that.
There. That gets the sweet taste out of your mouth, right? Nice. How about a little taste of barbecue?
That's one of my favorite videos ever. Just somebody taking a home video of Junior Kimbrough, playing some epic guitar licks, in a little juke joint somewhere. No big deal... that's just Junior, knockin' it out. Speaking of Mississippi blues...
Chain of fools. Sounds about right for a mountain bike race huh? That, or Shake 'em On Down. Maybe that's more appropriate to the Baltimore County side of Patapsco, or Gambrill or something.
I've got sort of a weird feeling going on right now... haven't raced in four or five months so I get a little edgy. Here's something weird from Primus that I really like. Turn this one up to really appreciate it.
I'm afraid that's going to be the theme song for this weekend's racing. Have a good one. I'll make every effort to do a race report on Sunday or thereabouts.