We are all hoping that there is going to be some racing tomorrow night. This picture of Skibby says it all.
The Masters National Chump sent over this link the other day. It has to do with properly riding down the road and not getting killed by cars. When Sarah and I moved to Chicago we realized how lucky we have it in Minneapolis. How can this be? Well, people in Minneapolis, for the most part, seem to respect bicycles a heck of a lot more.
The state has even set up this website so people can learn more.
I am starting to recieve a lot of questions about the future wedding. Here is what we know so far:
1) Spring of 2009
2) Thai Food
3) I am holding a reality television show to find out who my best Homey will be.
Smithers had trouble on his Urthel ride yesterday. I almost shed a tear for him. This is because Smithers is my number one fan as seen here. As a responsible role model I don’t like to hear about my followers getting dropped on a ride that they helped create. That just seems rude and wrong to me.
I didn’t go on the ride because I rolled around the east side of the metro with Jens Voight in my xXx kit. This allowed me to run countless red lights and not do any damage to my sponsors and help keep the rebel image of xXx alive. I think it was a win-win situation.
The riding here in Minneapolis/St. Paul is beuatiful. There are a ton of good climbs with in the metro area. Here is a little list of my favorite climbs:
1) The highway 13 climb out of Lillydale up towards Cherokee Park in ‘west’ St. Paul. This climb is just awesome, hell to get to it you have to go by a Western-style Strip Mall and a giant Lightning Bolt that was pointed out to me yesterday by Bobby Julich.
2) The Grand Avenue climb up from the base of Ramsey hill. It is a sweet climb to do at tempo with some others. My favorite of the 3 climbs that get you to the top of the bluff from downtown St. Paul.
3) The cobbled climb on Osceola. This feared beast was featured on the Grumpy’s-Roubaix ride and is a wonderful secret within the city.
4) Ohio St. the climb everyone knows and loves. I personally like to go straight all the way to the end rather than cut it short on Cherokee, but I am tough like that.
5) The switchbacks of Ramsey Hill. Straight out of Europe.
6) From the Farmer’s Market in downtown St. Paul all the way up to the top of Mounds Park Boulevard. This is arguably one of the best climbs in the area, but road construction has made it mostly useless this year. It will be back in action come July and I will be hitting it once a week.
That is the official list. You are not allowed to have your own opinions.