Saturday, September 1, 2007

are we ready




September 30 has the ranch knuckleheads in northern italy - the prosecco region - for their last race of the season. Have to love a race that puts a wine vending link on their homepage - right beside the course layout above. Funny that nobody has questioned why we are riding this one versus the 235k black forest Surm race which we have done the past 3 years. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that in those 3 years none of us has ever seen the sun - or really anything beyond the shoulder of the road. We will miss the alpirsbach beer one gets as soon as they cross the line and the great hosting of simone gieger.
I GUESS NOTHING DOES HAPPEN IN AUGUST IN EUROPE....
Since our last post not much has changed - riderNOshow has spared us the suspense and withdrawn from the race. Riderchichi has just completed a 10 day London to Barcelona charity ride - which of course he dominated the rest of the deutche bank sendentary weekend warriors by calmly smirking when asked if he was going to walk up or take the van on the first climb the group faced in the pyranees. RiderCali and NOshow had a 3 day romp in the hills of Girona. Riderturbo got his pilots license. RiderCrespo has been keeping us all amused and spirits up on our ranch bloomberg chatbox. RiderPitts has been playing the lonely guy lapping back to back spin classes just to annoy the 250lb happy clappy reebok spin instructors. The quality of spin classes at that club are becoming increasingly annoying - to the point where i understand where that kid in NY is coming from when he threw that loud hedge fund guy through the wall when he just couldnt stand one more "u r the man" screams from the front. RiderHowe racked himself on the verbier descent - where the world witnessed the first tube popping out of the rim crash. RiderZinni has been preparing his MD promotion forms. And all of us have put off ordering our ernesto colnago special signature RANCH bikes - given our bonus's are hovering around the bagel with 300bln of LBO paper standing in the way of conspicuously consumed carbon. RiderEazy-E remains RiderMute - with flashes of coherence as of late - but alas they are just flashes.

Does anybody realize that my mother - shirley - will be watching our race. Hmmmm....

5 comments:

Tea said...

LMAO

Well! Where to begin? Last race of the season, sad day. I hope that doesn't mean you'll stop posting. I can't bear the thought of going through an entire winter NOT hearing about spin instructors, weekend warriors, burritos, or various babies being born.

Then again....

Rider Cali said...

Not true, RiderEazyE and i rode 2 hrs saturday. the pace was fast but not competitive (strange for E as he is usually very competitive guy) as he let me take a few hills.

RiderNOSHOW said...

I am coming to Venice. No fam. Just my bike and I.

rider eazy-e said...

A great post riderpitts, nice way to summarize where we stand and the nature of the challenges we face, both as riders and humans beings.. Despite being out of shape, fat and flacid, I look fwd to our last race, ride through those viniards, hills, mountains and more importantly to share another "ranch experience wknd".
We will give your mother the "godmother" roll, certanly it will be an ispiration for all of us having the old canadian lady around!- Stay strong, eazy-e (from the trench)

Bolder said...

too bad i have a scheduled half-mary, or i'd be ready! next season. i'll represent...

once again, you've made this "it's all about the bike" dude drool.

long live the ranch!!!

(that's as british as i come)