I was checking up on news from the world of bike racing, and come across this article about one of the all time greatest losers in cycling, Jan Ullirch. Jan has got into Cycle Sportives which in America we might call competetive charity tours, or the Italian term, “Gran Fondo” is becoming popular. Its not really race, its just a long hard bike ride where your time is recorded at the end, so its kind of like a race, well actually its just like a race.
Anyway Jan went into this ride incognito with the pseudonym, “Max Kraft” which in German means Max Power. Why this is so funny to me is that my brother always joked that his riding name would be Max Powers. Sorry Jan he beat you to it.
In Gholson news it hasn’t been a real good week for me. I did something to my foot running on Monday. I ran 3 miles Sunday night, then 3 miles Monday night. Tuesday morning I was limping around with what feels like a spained foot. I moped around the rest of the week not doing much riding or anything else for that matter. Today, in fact, in just a few minutes I’ve got to leave for my first day back to school. Summer break is over and its back to real life. Kind of a relief to be honest.
Big Ride Saturday if it doesn’t get rained out, RACK, Ride Across Kentucky, a 54 mile trip from Paducah to Fulton then 54 miles back. Storms are forecasted so I may just sit around and mope some more.