He's ok if he's not the fastest on the block, but that doesn't lead him to treat cycling like an adult kickball league as so many do. Cycling is important. It's ok to train for it. It's ok to want to be faster, because that's actually more fun than sucking completely. At the same time, being fast doesn't make you better than anyone else, and he knows that, too.
Sunday, May 14, 2006
2006 Granogue: my point of view
We have proudly had the Granogue mountain bike race for almost 10 years now. Four times I have been race director. Other times, I have had various roles in the promoting this race. With the demise of the Wooden Wheels Team this year, many of us feared the loss of this race, So I agreed to take on race director duties again. I enjoyed directing this year more than any other; I believe that this was due largely to the community approach to putting on this race. All Newark bike shops contributed: Wooden Wheels, Henry’s, and Newark Bike Line. We had 8 different teams working (IF, Spot, Henry’s, Bike line, Fort Frames, Visit Pa, Wilmington Velocity, ADG/Joes not to mention my parents, my brother, employees of Dansko, and Wooden Wheels. For me it was a joy to work with all of these great people to put on an event as a tribute to Andrew. (the view of the dawn from teh Granogue Tower is breathtaking. Every race, I try to make it out to see it...)