What's up with me! When I was younger I trained long distance with a steady hard tempo, and it made me (in my mind) pretty fast all round. Now, I don't start feeling good until 20 or 30 miles into the ride, and then I am flying. Cool if I am doing a road race, but if I am doing a crit, I have to show up an hour and a half early! Seriously, at tradezone last week the old legs finally kicked in on the last lap. If I hop out of the car at hains point, I never get a chance to really warm up. I guess having to warm up before an event is better than not being fit at all.
Les Doerfler posted a link to this picture of my new team mate..http://www.downwarddogphotography.com/p1033367721/h381643d8#h381643d8
and the first thing I think is "I can do that", but fact of the matter is I have never really tried - but it is tempting because it looks real cool, like doing a wheely on a road bike (which Page, Hipp and Dewald all can do). I want to be able to do stunts on my road bike! If you see me with a cast on my leg and a black eye, you know what I tried.