by Gus Grissom, Blog Bureau Bossman
Here's how this weekend's racing could'a, should'a and would'a turned out if it hadn't'a turned out the way it did...
Saturday (and Friday) gave lots of folks the chance to hit the Wilmington Grand Prix in Delaware:
- For DCMTB, it was Ian's turn to rock and he did fine considering he doesn't do crits, had a sore knee and sore throat. Wow. Lot's of built-in excuses...
- It was a weekend that was all about the sponsors for Courteney Lowe. Her team gets a guest house; I just get 10% off of socks. Life ain't fair.
- I Am A Bike Racer does not like two things: being told which side to put his number on and call-ups. But he writes in 20 minute blocks and that's like an LT workout.
- Emily is just a text-aggregator for Team Tradewinds Racing, but the report seems pretty thorough and they name a lot of names.
- Want to see some pictures? Here's one.
- Like all of her reports, this one starts with the ritual shedding of tears, but ends with the raising of arms. The Dirt Field feels like a million bucks (when she's not crying).
Sunday was all about Baltimore and Bike Jam / Kelly Cup racing:
- Cadence and Cogs reports on the Cat 4 race, which was an "every man for himself" event. Really? In a Cat 4 race? Odd.
- No tears this time (save a few for fallen comrades), just fast racing for the The Dirt Field and a big gamble that paid off.
- Want to see a picture? Here's one.
- L'Equipe de Cyclisme took some time off to prepare for Bike Jam and they fill us in on all the action that qualifies as preparing for Bike Jam.
One guy sums up my feeling exactly (but different) about #bikejam: Brian Sacawa knows it can hurt:
Honestly, the only thing I like about #BikeJam is that I can ride my bike to the race.
— Brian Sacawa (@briansacawa) May 20, 2012
Someone comfort him with warm, soothing tweets about #happybikejam and it'll go a long ways towards healing the pain.
Regardless, I can hardly believe that's all the posting there is to be done from these two marquis events. So if you know of any other great reports, send them to me or tweet about #bikeracing. I'll read it no matter how stupid it is...