Monday, March 3, 2008
The Tuesday Night Race series will resume on April 8th and run through Sept 23rd. There is no other place in Chicagoland where you have a better environment to learn how to go fast and turn right that at Matteson. You owe it to yourself to make as many Tuesdays as possible. You are almost guaranteed to be a better racer because of it. Besides, it is in our own backyard. If you have to just tell the wife that you will be "working late at the office" all summer. It is true, you just didn't specify what kind of work, and which office.
"If you have the chance to take a win, you can't let it slip away"-Phillipe Gilbert
If you want to know what it takes to be a "hardman" take a look at Saturdays Omloops Het Volk in Belgium. Gilbert was the definition of a hardman on Saturday after he launched an attack with 60kms to go on the Eikenberg. Gilbert joined Eddy Merckx and Johan Musseuw as only the only rider to win the race twice. He also made a move that would make the Cannibal proud, launching himself with more than 37 miles to the finish. Apparently no one else thought it would work either! Gilbert managed a blistering 31mph average over the last several sections of pave' to hold on for the solo win. Glory through suffering...you better believe it!