Thursday, May 24, 2007

Just a quick one...

Since I didn't blog yesterday, I thought I should get something up today.

Not really much to update, as I've been working here and there on the Jersey Shore, the Fall Back, and the Bartlett Cardigan. Not really exciting.

I've been hit with some nasty allergies this year and haven't been feeling that great this week... and didn't knit at all on Tuesday!

So when all else fails, let's deal with some comments!

I was asked about leading a KAL for the Forest Frost Aran, and I'm going to pass. As much as I think it's a lovely sweater I don't see me knitting it. (However, the Spring Forward KAL is still going on, but a little quiet... so anyone is welcomed to join that one!)

Debby asked about Matt's racing. He's been doing the "volume discount" racing again this season. He's been racing every weekend since I think March? Sometimes two a day (the best was he crossed the finish line, did the "cool down" lap and jumped right back onto the starting line for his second race... a team mate was literally changing his number at the last possible moment!). The results haven't been great, but he figured that would happen when he moved up to a cat 3... especially since he's been racing in a lot of 1/2/3... which he really prefers. Better, safer racing. His first 1/2/3 he was the top cat 3 finisher.

I will say it hasn't been a good year for the team injury wise. Jim took a really nasty crash in the road race stage of the Tour de Ephrata requiring 20 stitches above his eyebrow... and I'm not sure he's going to race again this season. Chris went down in the in the cat 4 and broke his collarbone which required surgery... so he's done for the season as well. Glen, who's not a team mate, but trains with them went down during the Thursday night Great Valley training crit breaking hip, collarbone and several ribs.

However, Matt's strategy: stay out front as long as possible:

Tour de Ephrata 2007, Cat 3 Farmersville Classic Road Race.

Since it's a holiday weekend, there are no local races this weekend. So Matt and I will actually have some time together this weekend... after the 3 hour Saturday hard trainging ride, the Sunday morning "recovery" ride... and since it's a holiday on Monday, I'm sure several of the guys will ride on Monday. Just as an FYI: Matt rides his bike a lot.

That's okay... as I knit a lot!


At 2:18 PM , knitseashore said...

Wow -- Matt has been busy!! We've had a lull between the training races and the real races. The first one starts this Sunday. There's also the long training rides for the GYGIG charity ride..would you believe me if I told you I've agreed to ride 70 miles on Monday, which I have never done in my entire life???

My allergies are bad too. I'm working on my shawl in between the day job and the house sale, but not making as much progress as I'd like.

Loved your comments on TBV.


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