race was a pretty good time despite riding slow and feeling crumby. The first few rides on a new bike are always a problem for me and I have had a hard time dialing in my position, good thing I carry an allen
wrench when I race. The more travel a bike has the harder it is because the angles change with weight
shifts associated with grade changes, maybe I am just to picky. I used Brads CarboRocket
for the first real test and was pleased, a full write and test after I get a few more trials. I had big plans for that race to kick start my training after a couple weeks of rest but things have got complicated, let me explain....
I got home Saturday night and Rosie decide to get a little exercise in by busting out 50 squats. During the night contractions woke her up so in the morning
we did a vigorous walk in the hills and when we got back her water broke, I did not believe her at first as she was still a week early but she convinced me to drive her to the hospital after speaking with her doc on the phone.
After we got checked in at the hospital and grandma picked up Eva things were moving pretty slow, Rosie was hooked to the IV's
and watching a movie and I was twittling
my thumbs so Rosie suggested I go rip shoreline on the MTB
while we wait, figuring I could be back to the hospital rather quick if need be. I was tired from the race but couldn't
pass up some dirt and actually started to get the new scalpel dialed in. I know all the ladies are thinking "what a jackass" to be out riding while his wife is in labor but this was all her idea and calculated move, she knows me well and is absolute jem
I got back and things were still creeping along until finally the baby could not tolerate the contractions and another C-section was needed. I won't give you the gory details but I quit enjoyed relaying
the play by play over the surgical drape to Rosie, and once again witnessing
the miracle of birth has no comparison.
So now we are home and everyone is doing well. Baby Stella is a princess and Eva is having a great time being big sister and designated mommy helper. On the biking front I have not had a chance to do much this week but maybe that is good as I am starting to feel more myself. This evening I rode around the neighboorhood and ran into the samuari
in the canyon and escorted them to little mountain. They turned the screws on me at the switchback and I did not respond but kept a steady pace to the top without going to hard, at least I was on my MTB when I got droped by the roadies. Tomorrow maybe I will get in a little longer ride in and plan for a good one on Saturday, anyone not racing this weekend want to shred some trail with me?
Bummed to miss sea otter as the team is having a big bash but I got some good stuff going on here at home! Maybe Sage will keep his winning streak alive.