9 races in 15 days (Tour of the Valley + Westlake + Superweek) weakens your immune system, allowing you to catch the dreaded summer cold and waste the race fitness you just built.
A VW Passat wagon can fit a bike, 4 wheels, work stand, bucket, pump, shoes, helmet and assorted other bike gear PLUS 4 people and their clothes for a week. And all without putting the bike up on a rack.
4 people in a room for a week will result everyone getting annoyed at least once about something or someone. Even when it’s family. Especially when it’s family.
If you go to a multi-day race, bring a bucket, rags, cleaning supplies and a work stand. It sucks washing your bike in a hotel parking lot. But having supplies makes it at least doable.
Compared to Milwaukee, Cleveland’s lakefront is an embarrassment.
Blowing past the toll booth lines because you have an EZ-Pass is very cool.
After racing 5 days in a row, it feels weird to wake up in the morning and not have to get ready to race. It also feels weird to just go out and ride easy.
The drive up to Wisconsin seems easy. The drive back seems horrible.
I do not like the smell of fast food in my car.
In every race, at least one person will do something stupid.
In a criterium it’s usually best to stay away from riders who look like Mike Ditka.
If you’re going to fall, fall on someone else instead of the pavement.
More races should have beer primes.
How long will it be until losers stop yelling “go LANCE” out of their car windows, thinking they were the first to do it?
The 5 lbs you lose during a week of racing comes back with the first beer you open.