Sunday, June 24, 2007

MSA world cup

Oh the day after the world cup. I am kind of tired. I worked hard yesterday. I think this was the most stacked the Field at MSA we have ever had. The best course as well, same as last year but with one more 30m section that was kind of technical. I started 55 and had a OK start and ended up coming through on the first lap in maybe 45 then I kind of moved up to the top 30 and finished in 26. I was riding in a group that had 19-28 in it. There was also a lot of the NORBA "heavy hitters" in that group, so it was good to know that I can ride with those guys. I think I just need to race more and I hope next week in St Felician I can go faster. I might have been able to go 24 but kind of messed up in the last 100m trying to do pass and rode into the sand trap and got dissed hard core by the slow sand.

The week in MSA was good hanging out with Dutch (Tim) and Roddi and Stef widmer. Sandra had this stove top espresso maker and the product that this thing makes is unreal! So the story of the week has to be when I got picked up by the cops. So I had to drop off a rental car in Quebec city because it kind of expensive to keep a car when you don't need it. the plan was to drop of the car and then ride my bike the 60km back to MSA, no problem right? Well I get lost in Quebec city, I have been riding for to long and I just want to go home. So I was like I am just going to ride the Hwy back. The hwy is super sketchy, 100km car passing merging lanes everywhere, noon hr rush hr, it was nuts. Then I hear a cop car and the dude is on the mega phone telling me to pull over. I pull over he gives me the gears then tells me to put my bike in the back of the car, I get in the back seat the guy drives me like 10km from MSA and drops me off, then he wishes me good luck in the race and gives me the "bro" handshake. The real kicker is 5min into the drive the cop reaches into the passenger seat and pulls out a A&W Mama burger and takes a huge bite and says to me, "sorry man, its lunch time". First time in a cop car ever, its was unreal. We are out of MSA tomorrow. later.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Hardwood Hills canada cup.

I just raced here in Hardwood hills today. The race for me was not my best. I felt "OK" and rode "OK" but I didn't win. So I am kind of not impressed. Derek Zandstra won then Mike Garrigan and all Ricky could do was Third. The tree of we all rode together for the whole race. we all tried to get a gap a couple times but it was impossible to do anything out there, you attack and then you run into some junior or senior women and its all for not, so frustrating. The elite men/women need to have there own course. Poland was good for that, having your own course is key. Its a lot of fun staying here in Barrie, I am with the United cycle team, Roddi, Tim, and Evan, we are all on Trek Fuels. We got this sweet Dodge charger rental car and its gutless and we are driving it to Quebec tomorrow. we got hockey bags with cycling gear in it strapped to the roof with kayak straps, its sweet! Then we staying at MSA for the week. Tim is from Dutch and was telling me about dutch things in Canada and how Roddis pants are a dutch oven. its good times over here. I think MSA will go better for me.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

George is getting upset.

Oh its been a good week. I went for a paddle in the river and the water was on the high side and there was a couple sections that were very fun, I felt super comfortable in the boat and just tore it a new one. I want to do some bigger stuff now. I also got to drive out to YVR to pick up Kurt and drove his Civic that is identical to the one me and Marcinek (Marty) drove around Poland, it brought back some good memories. I had to do some speeding just so I could feel the love. I went motor pacing with Conor yesterday and it was wicked hard and fast.

Hey Mike and Lina, you guys remember this from last summer? Eating food that was grilled. I had to call up Conor and Kristin to replace you guys. The salmon was still good.
Then I went for a bike ride couple days ago and got stung by a bee on my lip. I'm like Kramer in the "Jimmy can jump" episode. All I need is some vertical leap training shoes and I would be getting picked up by the Velvet fog to sit at the head table, I sure that would be impressed at what I do?

Friday, June 08, 2007

I hate Keith Hernandez

This week is going well, I just played Squash with Toby and tore him a new one so all is good. I went dirt biking with my Dad on Tuesday. He was on a dirt bike and I was on a Mt bike. I am kind of scared to ride solo on Vedder with that big cat up there. anyhow I wrote a story on my Poland trip on

Sunday, June 03, 2007

The summer of George!

Wicked good week. 30c all week! got some nice tan lines. Jumped into cultus for the first time. Paddled in the Chilliwack river on Tuesday before the water got really high, now I am just scared to paddle so that's on hold for now. Motor paced up Mt baker yesterday. I saw a massive cougar on vedder, this thing was so huge. I don't think I could have taken it out, it was like 80-100kg. Just massive!