Saturday, September 03, 2005

A Short Vacation

I took five days off the bike starting last Friday. The first three days involved a much-needed trip to Chicago with some friends, the last two days involved the remnants of a hurricane nobody wants to think about anymore. Since then, the weather has been glorious, the riding good and the fitness returning.

This weekend are the much-anticipated Labor Day Live races sponsored by Papa John's. Today are the road races (which I skipped going to see because of high gas prices) and tomorrow are the criteriums, held downtown on the waterfront. The crits should be really fun to watch, with big fields, big prizes and big finishes.

And speaking of Papa John, I rode with him (and three of his teammates) this week as part of a large, impromptu group of racers out on a steady training ride around Cherokee and Seneca parks. It's always a lot of fun when guys from local teams meet up to knock down a couple dozen miles together. If Louisville has anything, it has a pretty great community of racers.

See you at the races!