Over two years ago I was staying in Billings, Montana on my way to Penticton, BC. The motel I was staying in had a notepad that had a title of "Your Thoughts." Since I had nothing better to do for next 18 hours I decided to keep it and write down my random thoughts while driving across a large chunk of America. Today I was out on my bike for a few hours and I was thinking about that day and about a blog post that Will Frishkorn wrote a couple years ago that listed his thoughts during a race. The following is what I recall thinking today while riding up and down Lefthand Canyon a couple times.
*Its warmer than I thought it would be; I'm going ride up the canyon
*Its windy in this canyon
*That car passed me awfully close and had a bumper sticker asking me "Am I driving cautiously?"
*I wonder if people consciously drive differently once they have that sticker on their car or after someone calls.
*Does anyone ever call?
*That flag is OUT. Its windy.
*Ok, school bus going over the center line of a blind corner. I'm going to just hang out on the far side of the road for a while.
*Hey there's Marek.
*I think Marek's top tube is a bit long.
*I wonder if I could tell him about his Top Tube if I preficed it with "can I offer some constructive criticsim?"
*When someone says that to me I can't help but initially think "Sure #@!$#@!%*&er. Go ahead."
*Ok, back up the canyon.
*There's Marek again.
*I think he and I are the only people in this canyon.
*I should remember that ice patch when I descend back down.
*You know who I have respect for? Cows and horses that live in Gunnison County. I can remember driving to the pool when it 36 degrees below zero and those guys were hanging out, no worries.
*Ok, at the top time to descend. Remember the ice.
*Its kind of cold.
*Actually its quite cold
*If Gordo wants to complain about the heat in Noosa, he best not do it to me.
*I don't think I should climb this high again. I can't feel my fingers.
*Ok, starting to warm up.
*I never beat Marilyn once in the sprint at the bottom of this canyon.
*But she's not here today.