May 17, 2007

First night of track racing

Highlights:
  1. Having the whole LGR track racing contingent (and Swiggie) cheering us on.
  2. My teammate Gwen and I going 1-2 in the Chariot race!
  3. Nine women showing up for the first night of track racing.
  4. Bumming a non-expired Clif Shot from DonimatOR- see #4 below .
  5. Not crashing - see #5 below.
  6. Not puking - see #6 below.
  7. Not having to do a Miss-n-Out.
  8. My teammate DW getting #20 for the season.
  9. Gwen winning the very first race of the track season.
  10. Drawing #1 in the starting line-up for both of my Chariot races.
Lowlights:
  1. The longest drive ever to the track...bumper-to-bumper traffic all the way to 694.
  2. Track lung - this is common for the first night of track racing and it involves coughing up your lungs (it's 11:30 pm and I'm still coughing). Those of you who race the track know what I'm talking about.
  3. Realizing that one of my Speedplay pedals was missing one of it's two screws after the first race of the night (and not having a replacement screw to use).
  4. Starting to eat a GU that tasted sour - I looked at the expiration date and it said 12/05.
  5. Watching someone pull out splinters with a tweezer from a racer's back.
  6. Almost puking during the last lap of the last race - those of you who know me well know that I have a fear of vomiting, which is why I don't usually let myself get to the point of almost puking from exercise (this is not a good fear to have if you want to be a decent bike racer).
  7. Eating dinner at 10:30 pm which consisted of a blueberry waffle, a banana, oriental rice crackers, and cranberry juice.
  8. Being too wound up to sleep and blogging instead.
  9. Thinking about the track hangover I'll have tomorrow.
  10. Worrying that my legs won't recover for racing on Saturday night.
Strats out

7 comments:

Smithers said...

Are you coming up 35W? It's bad news with CR 36 being shut down. Ped and I came up 94 and had no problems.

Strats said...

I actually came up 100...it's been so much better this past year since they added a 3rd lane in SLP, but it was terrible yesterday. But I'll try 94 next time. Thanks.

(dis)pencer said...

yeah, i have a free pass to suck as bad as i want all year, because you and gwen are gonna dust everyone and make the team look good!

karla said...

OMG. I'm jealous, I miss the track! congrats on the 1/2 finish. have fun tomorrow too!

(dis)pencer said...

you are lucky i can't post unicorns on this blog too....

Skibby said...


>grumpy power rankings

Skibby said...

Maybe you should change the post title to "Last Night of Track Racing"