Got in another 2 hours today with Munson and Pool. Pretty good, but I am a far cry from where I need to be, early season or not. Rode Bellevue Blvd. for the first time since last August and I had forgotten how fun the bricks were and the short little descent on 13th street into downtown. Not a bad day, but I didn't feel all that well and it was cold. I took yesterday for granted when today's weather came around. Me busting my ass is Munson on a slow day. Oh well 20lbs more and I'll be good to go for the season. Say what you want Peter, or anyone else, about how much I suck but I will get faster and better, your words will fuel my anger.
On another note I will start work at UPS on Monday night at 10pm and go to around 2-3am. It's good work and will help pay the student loans. I will now be trying to balance UPS(part time), Highgear(full-time), and riding. Highgear and riding come first, but UPS will help me financially and I get health care, and everyone knows how important that one is, especially when riding and accidents(hopefully they don't) happen.
One other thing. Talked to my brother tonight and he rode today with some guy I went to high school with and they are on the team Patterson Dental, out of KC, and they asked him to join there team and be their leader in races. He accepted. It will definitely be interesting if I get in the same races he does and his team is there supporting him. They are all Cat. 4's, which I will be soon, so it will be really weird if there is ever a conflict of interest in this one. Doubt that issue will come up. I just found it really interesting that he is finally joining a team, after years of doing it all by himself the way he wanted, and all the riders are my age, but he will have a couple of strong riders around him. I tried to convince him to join Midwest Cycling, but because of an incident last year at the Tour of KC with one of the guys he refuses to have anything to do with that team. I can understand his point because I was there, but it hurts that he will sort of be an opponent in races rather than my ally. He is thinking about doing Lincoln Plating and bringing the team up and racing, and I'd like him to, but we'll see what happens.