November 4, 2009

I’ve made a huge mistake

By Anna | 13 Comments »


This is Jesse Heath‘s mountain bike.  I’m going to ride it at the next bamacross race at Sloss Furances, on November 8.  You are all invited to my funeral.

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  1. On November 4th, 2009 Cyclin' Missy said:

    That should be a blast! Have fun and get muddy!

  2. On November 4th, 2009 Elisa M said:

    You are going to kick some muddy ass. Or, at least have a good time getting dirty. I am so excited and proud for you!

  3. On November 4th, 2009 jacob said:

    good for you anna. ‘cross will be the most fun 45 minutes of pure, unadulterated misery you ever experience.

  4. On November 4th, 2009 Jack M. said:

    First race on a Surly 1×1? I can’t think of a better way to get started. Just don’t forget to have fun. =-]

  5. On November 4th, 2009 Steve A said:

    I’ll be with you in spirit. I just hope I survive my equivalent mistake.

  6. On November 4th, 2009 Paul said:

    YES! You will have a great time. From one newbie to another…trust me, you’ll have fun!


  7. On November 4th, 2009 Steve A said:

    Just don’t ride so hard that you puke!

  8. On November 5th, 2009 Anna said:

    Thanks for the encouragement everyone! I went for a training ride yesterday, and although I was incredibly slow, I did manage to survive and enjoy myself.

  9. On November 6th, 2009 Matthew said:

    don’t worry, i’ll be dying as well.

  10. On November 7th, 2009 Dr. Wally Crankset said:

    Cyclocross races begin as a mass start, then quickly devolve into an individual, multi-dimensional struggle to maintain one’s (1) pace, (2) dignity, and (3) motivation while simultaneously maintaining a pretense of sanity. You signed up to do the race, ergo, you cannot be sane, therefore the best you can hope for is to appear to be in your right mind. Of course, it’s also handy if you can remain upright, not upside down on your back in the mud, waving your bike around as you struggle to get out of the pedals. Not that I’d know anything about that.

  11. On November 7th, 2009 Steve A said:

    Go Anna! I didn’t puke. You gotta hold up the tradition!

  12. On November 7th, 2009 Steve A said:

    PS: Even a slow single speed will get special respect from the announcers. Remember, at some point it’ll be over and you’ll be wondering when the next event will be.

  13. On November 7th, 2009 Steve A said:

    PPS: Don’t do a face plant in the mud hole…

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