My friends Kristin & Mary recently introduced me to this killer new word, schads. Don't go running to your Webster's though, as I don't think you'll find it there. It's a great word and fun to use. For example: The guys had schads of laughs at Tom's Oyster Bar last night. We had schads of fun kite boarding in the Keys.
Last weekend, I competed in my first bike race. It was a hoot and pretty demanding. The Mike Horgan Hill Climb begins just outside of downtown Boulder and climbs some 3,000 feet up to Nederland. As my group, Cat 4, rolled away from the start a friend rode up next to me. I mentioned to him it was my first bike race as we talked casually and he suggested I not say that too loudly. We climbed up, up, up Sugar Loaf Road before connecting with the Peak to Peak Highway which would lead us to the finish at the Nederland Elementary. As the race progressed I was feeling comfortable and rode with a small group of guys off the front. I soon realized my chain wasn't staying in the appropriate gear and this was going to be one tough effort. Rolling across the finish line with a flat I had a smile on my face. It was a great experience and I look forward to hitting some more bike races in the future.
This weekend I'm heading to Racine, WI to race at the US Pro Long Course Championships. More to come post the race.
Keep it smooth...