Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A bunch of ______s

Wednesday, 28 May

Last night was "up the escape route" at Pacific Raceways. It was Goldilocks weather: not too warm, not too cool, just about right for bike racing. And almost nobody showed up. There might have been fewer than 75 riders, all fields combined. Did that bright orb in the sky scare everyone away? The mild traffic? Or was it the whopping 75 feet of climbing every 2.5 miles? Really, that hill is so short, you can't even pretend like you did hill repeats when the evening is over. I did not see another woman racing in any of the categories. Is everyone saving their legs for Enumclaw? Come on, if I can get up the escape route three days after my 12-hour, 185-mile adventure, I really can't imagine very many legitimate excuses for not showing up last night. The apparent truth? You're afraid to race uphill. What a bunch of ______s!

6 comments:

irish said...

Hey Martha,

Maybe its the $4 plus a gallon to get there!

Sile

STOKED I AM said...

Well, it's not like it was $2 a gallon last week and there was a sudden change. If that's the rationale, nobody at all will drive to the Methow.

andrew said...

I'd blame the forecast. Most of us make the call the night before, based on Steve Pool's best guess on Monday's 11:00 newscast. If it's looking good I'll bring the bike to work and figure out logistics. It's too late in the year to crash on oil at PR because it's wet.

I'm a big fan of PR and Rory and Deanna, but at $15 a pop for a weekday race that sucks up a whole evening I'm not sure how much longer it'll continue to get good fields. Even the ever-popular flats only had 30 or so guys last time.

andrew said...

The results from last night makes it seem that there were even few folks there last night.

P-Dog said...

i blame my kids. damn them.

Curch Coaly said...

I blame the combination of Women's Masters categories with the regular categories...

and you and OAD's Feb prizes are still sitting in my truck... If only you two would come race Des Moines... or I actually raced anymore