Monday, May 31, 2010
Books, Beers & Back?
Books & Beers: Drumroll recently polished off Joe Parkin's second book about life as a pro cyclist. In this book Joe returns to the US and gets involved with teh domestic racing scene on the road, CX and even gets some mixed results in MTBing. While perhaps not as riveting as Dog in a Hat, it is a good read for a cyclo-dork. Drumroll also recently polished off Brewery Ommegang's Belgian Pale Ale (BPA) seasonal/specialty brew. While Drumroll has never been a big fan of pale ale's, this wasn't too bad. The Belgian chacacters and complexity were notable when compared to other (lesser) pale ales.
Back? ..... well maybe and probably or somewhere in between. Is Drummroll's back holding up well enough to ride and race? The answer to that is yes, so far so good. But is he "back"? Well, maybe, sorta, kinda. He actually raced the Race 4 Hope this past weekend. He finished "ok" but realized toying with the front end of a local club ride is a little different than hanging on the front end of a race. Back racing but perhaps not quite back to the level of previous years. Maybe a few more races and we'll see if he's really back.