Thursday, September 20, 2007

BROKEN BITS

US SEASON FINISHES WITH BROKEN BONES.....BUT IT STILL FINISHES
1 month of preparation for my last race....180km of northern Michigan....3km in there was a small crash, 3 went down, suddenly it turned into a massive crash as a bunch of morons decided to run straight into the back of it. The fall out was Scotty (in his 9th crash of the season) with some broken ribs, Teddy came down, and i face planted on some guys top tube and came out of it with a suspected broken nose and thumb. I kept racing, not knowing exactly what the etiquette is for a broken nose. Scott charged his way to third, Garrett won the race and despite a massive headache for the entire 4.5hrs came in 7th. It was a great race to finish the year with. Despite the obvious frustration the course was a fantastic one and i was sorry that it had taken me 3 years to finally do it.
The final podium.....nice novelty cheque






WHATS LEFT TO DO?.....BUT DANCE

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Garrett is taking dance lessons from the boss' sister....he looks like he is a future So You Think You Can Dance star.

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Zirbel and Teddy follow suit.....
SOME SHOTS FROM OUR LAST WEEK UP NORTH....
It was kind of a team break up camp. We got to spend the week relaxing in Bob's sweet beach pad. It was freezing cold and raining for the majority of the week, i had to crack out the winter gear again, but there were some special moments.
Zirbel and Morgan share a moment fit for lovers....





Glen does a quick dash back to the warm shower, after a dip in the freezing Lake Michigan





WHEN THE SEASONS DONE, WHERE ELSE BUT VEGAS?

Kate and i have hit the strip. First time for me and although its a quick, 3 day, in and out it is a nice little fly by on the way home and a great way to waste some of the money i have worked hard for all year. Having said that, the Hard Rock Hotel is worth every cent. While not directly on the strip, we have a sweet room with a great view. The pool scene is insane and the hotel comes fully equipped with a Starbucks in the lobby, which for Kate in her jet lagged state is sweet.








Check it out. We are not high rollers, but it doesn't hurt to pretend every now and then.

Keep a look out for our holiday snaps next week. Until then....peace.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Rich, Hope you are ok. Caitlin wiped the ground with her face a couple of weeks ago. You two copy tend to each other. Do you look like a mummy too? See you soon, Marlene