Monday, September 04, 2006

Some Weak-Ass “Cross” Race 9/4/6

What was ‘cross’ about this, besides the bikes? Not much. No rain. No barriers. No real runnup (just some sandy incline that I, personally, lacked the skill to ride… but others had that skill… kudos). No shivering in a bush with a cup of lukewarm coffee one minute and then sprinting off the start line and into the mud the next. But am I glad I raced it? Hell yeah. My splits may have been going up, but each time I went around (6 total), I screwed up less often, until, by the end, I was pretending I could actually ride 5-inch-deep-in-dust singletrack (I can’t). I’m still learning this crap, and today was a great lesson, especially if what ‘they’ say is true: that deep dust is harder to handle than mud. Is that why I was pissed that it wasn’t mud…? No, it’s probably because mud that the guy in front of you rides through doesn’t vaporize and end up in your lungs. Hack.

Alright, I got practice in the morning, so I’m out. But, I was thinking while, wait... excuse me... Hack.

HACK!

umm… I was thinking about it while racing today… are these the most perfect ‘cross anthem lyrics or what? Put this in your pipe and race it:
"
I been patiently waiting for a track to explode on
You get stunned if you want and yo ass'll get rolled on
A fuse like my flows been hot for so long
If you thinking I'ma fuckin’ fall off you so wrong
"
you SO WRONG.

10 Comments:

Blogger Mark Blackwelder said...

'cuz I'll breakyaface.

10:45 PM  
Blogger e.p. (playman) said...

Oh no you di'nt! Fifty Cent!? I wonder if Eminem or 50 wrote that part.
I have another suggestion that I used to sing to myself from Cleveland's upstanding hardcore band, Integrity:

"In this world of hate
Ice pick through your face
Bloodsoaked existence
Don't get in my way"

I guess 50cent is the new Integrity. You should get the Cross Crusaders to play 50 instead of that whacked out shit they been playin.

9:49 AM  
Blogger e.p. (playman) said...

Oh no you di'nt! Fifty Cent!? Another good racing ditty is from Cleveland's "legendary" hardcore band, Integrity:
"In this world of hate
Ice pick through your face
Bloodsoaked existence
Don't get in my way"
Damn, you should get the Cross Crusaders to play 50 instead of that whacked out shit they been playin.

9:57 AM  
Blogger briman888 said...

As disturbing as it is to hear a 30+ white dude quoting Fiddy, I guess that it's a step up from that suck, Dave Mathews, whose lyrics have been providing the soundtrack to your recent riding:
"Craaaash into me"

7:14 PM  
Blogger briman888 said...

As disturbing as it is to hear a 30+ white dude quoting Fiddy, I guess that it's a step up from that suck, Dave Mathews, whose lyrics have been providing the soundtrack to your recent riding:
"Craaaash into me"

7:14 PM  
Blogger Mark Blackwelder said...

crash into me, muhfucka? ...I breakyaface.

(that line'll never get old)

11:05 PM  
Anonymous Patrick said...

Personally,

The " Devil Went Down to Georgia" pumps me up.

Mark was killing it up there as usual.

Best quote from Mark for the week,

"Thad is remouting quicker than you, ON HIS FIXIE"

Mark is always good for a dose of reality. What the hell HAVE I been doing all this time, those remounts were pretty weak......

12:39 PM  
Blogger Little Package said...

On Monday I checked in at Ape Canyon, where I got schooled by deep sand and pumice. Talk about maddening trying to pedal uphill in deep sand... WAY more difficult than pedaling through mud.

8:27 AM  
Blogger Little Package said...

On Monday I checked in at Ape Canyon, where I got schooled by deep sand and pumice. Talk about maddening trying to pedal uphill in deep sand... WAY more difficult than pedaling through mud.

8:28 AM  
Anonymous hj said...

yeah right mark.

12:36 PM  

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