At the lunch ride on Tuesday Eli had an Idea to change things up. It would be him, Evan Fader and Ken Johnson against me each lap. If I won, Eli would give me $5, and if one of them beat me, I had to pay them $1. It was so much fun.
On the first lap, I pulled through kind of hard, and after they pulled through I launched on the other side. I was driving it, but when I turned around Ken had easily pulled me within a bike length so I sat up. Then Evan went. He dangled for a while and with about a k to go I jumped, brought him back, and with Ken in tow went by him. Perfect, a one up sprint with Ken (and his sore shoulder). Easy money.
Lap two, they wizened up. Evan sat on my wheel waiting for the sprint, Ken waited to launch a solo and Eli became the X factor and attacked first. I knew as soon as I caught Eli, Ken would go - with Evan sitting on me waiting for the sprint. We were cat and mousing it so much that some dude on a mountain bike came flying by us and we didn't see him again. Finally Eli was just way too far out and i had to pull him back in. The whole time I pulled I was ready for Ken to go and of course he did. I barely made it on. He didn't look back for a while and right when he did I we were close enough that I led out the sprint and took it at the line from Evan. Evan says I didn't because he threw his bike (but I know I did cause I didn't have to throw mine)(just kidding - but not really)(Evan if your reading this you know I won).
That was probably the hardest lap I have ever done at the point - and not being fit didn't help. It was hella fun though.
On another note, I took down the post about how you could possibly run into the Pres mtn biking if you couldn't hear people yelling at you cause you had headphones on. I did that because the day after that could have happened if it were to happen I got invited to go ride with him. I got all excited, borrowed a super sick mtn bike and even went for the practice ride only to find out when I got back from the Hains Point ride above that it got called off. Bummer, maybe I'll get to ride with the next Pres. I am going to put that other post back up now. Late.