Monday, October 28, 2013

The off (awful) season . . .

You may be wondering if I dropped off the face of the earth.

Or perhaps you haven't wondered it all... probably have better things to do than read this blog, but every time I post, you get sucked in because, like a really fantabulous NASCAR race, you are hoping to see a crash.

Well, I won't keep you waiting then.

Taking five classes with four labs is crazy f-ing business!! If you want to have any sort of free time whatsoever, you will never do such a thing.  Fortunately, I knew what I was getting into, so I am doing my best not to have a nervous breakdown and not to bitch about it (too much).  

So let's move on... nothing more to see here.

So things have been a little crazy in these parts.  I'm just coming off a weekend of writing 3 lab reports and cramming for an exam... meanwhile, I've neglected to produce another 5 pages towards my senior thesis for English or prepare for any of the three labs I have tomorrow.  

Yet here I am writing this...  

But I had to.  You see, I've missed writing about my adventures.  More importantly, I miss having adventures.  

That's why I'm spending a few precious minutes writing this.  I am preparing for next year's adventures.  I haven't planned too much yet, but the key to racing in 2014 is going to be planning.  

So here's what I'm looking forward to (so far):
  • Singlespeed-a-palooza
  • The Tran-sylvania Mountain Bike Epic - it's 7 days of racing and it's going to take a lot of planning to be ready.  
  • A top-secret (maybe not so secret if I'm posting it here) renegade hundred in the backwoods of Rhode Island and CT at the end of April (just in time for finals).
  • The Patapsco 100 - you bet your ass I'm doing that again!  
There's a chance I might do a bit of the NUE series next year (only races close to home), and I fully intend to call the MTB season quits at the end of August and train for 'cross!  

Yup, you read that right... 

I want to put in some effort for a season and see what it's like to be in shape racing 'cross.  I already know what it's like to be out of shape, and that's even kind of fun.  

What I'm hoping to get out of this post are some suggestions about what races I ought to add to the calendar for 2014... so go ahead, tell me... 

In the meantime, I'm going to read about whatever it is I'm doing with chicken fetuses in lab tomorrow... 

...scrambled eggs?