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Damn you race predictor! It said I was gonna get 3rd, behing James LaBerge and Dana Williams.  It was right, in that order, but because Grounds Keeper Willie didn't pre-reg, it didn't mention him!

I had one teammate, Keith Hillier.

New course!  Much safer, except for the suicidal shirtless drunks.  Nice pin turn, tons of cracks, and so much turning it keeps you alert and paying attention.

With all of the sprinters around, I felt my best hope was to get away, but Jame LaBerge stuck to my ass like a swollen pimple that I just couldn't pop. The race was damn fast and pretty technical.  According to the result, 17 guys quit.

I think the most aggressive rider was Pat Briggs, he kept soloing off the front - and then saying "just kidding" and comming right back.

Some anouncements:

Tobin Ortenblad now rides for Cal Giant! Cool!

Brandon Trafton rides for Mikes! What?  Is he taken Ground Keeper Willies spot?  What happens if Grounds Keeper Willie gets kicked off his new team?  Does he come back and take Brandons spot?


Trafton's conversion to the Dark Side.

Whatever! (spoken in my valley boy dialect).

Any way, here is me sniffing Byron Anson's butt.  I don't think I have ever been behind him, so I had to investigate EVERYTHING.

Please buy this photo from Alex Chiu!

Please buy this photo from Alex Chiu!

and here is an example of the crazy pedestrians playing frogger....


That is me following Brandon and almost tagging a human frogger!

Basically, the race ended with Mikes (Brandon Trafton) leading out James, Grounds Keeper dive bombing the last turn before the sweeper, me starting to follow, then deciding the light rain was not the ideal conditions to dive the turn in, James and Dana following him, me wishing I had, Grounds keeper taking Jame all the way from the left to the right.  Grounds Keeper won, James 2nd by a hair, Dana 3rd and me 4th.  Tobin got smoked by a junior (Owen Gillott) for 4th and 5th.

James protested and Grounds Keepers's dad tried to intervene, to which Grounds Keeper yelled "get out of here now, dad!"  It was awesome.  You gotta be fiery hot to be a good sprinter, and he is one of the best. Keith got 14th and a prime.
More about author and team member CHUCK HUTCHESON. The baby named Chuck was born in Seattle on a dark, cloudy, and rainy day. Upon his arrival, the doctor held him up and a burst of light broke through the clouds and shown upon baby Chuck's head. Although the bright light of the sun caused baby Chuck to squint he smiled as he heard an infinite number of angels sing in unison.

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Reader Comments (4)

i just made the strava blog. hi mom.

Jun 24 2013

byron says...

Jun 24 2013

Chuck Hutcheson says...

Wow, that was a close call.

Jun 24 2013

M.Nazary says...

Not an isolated incident. One of several close calls I saw that day. Lots of fun, but the sketchiest set up I have seen in years.

Jun 26 2013

Johnny says...

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