Saturday, April 3, 2010

TT Fail!

Most anyone that knows me will tell you that I am not a details person.
Just give me the overarching agenda and I will generally bulldoze my way through life and all it entails. I truly believe that the details will work themselves out (or Big Al will take care of the details....whatever).
Well, this morning the details got the better of me. Last night I had dinner with our very dear friends, Larry and Dana Simonson, in Lincoln. Anyway we were talking about how great it was to live near a metro area so we could just show up to a race a half our before it started and not have to drive 2 or 3 hours from Manhattan. I was feeling particularly smug about the fact that this morning I would roll out of bed, have some coffee, walk the dog, eat a scone or do whatever cyclists do when they don't have to drive 150 miles to a race. Just generally relax until when I would show up, register, and race the TT at Jewell Park.
A minor detail was that you had to preregister by last night at 8pm.
FAIL.
so looks like no racing for me. I am getting ready to start calling some shops to see if anyone has some FS bikes available for demo (I expect to hear no a lot). The bike I have been after is supposed in a container on a ship somewhere in asia........but that ship is dry docked indefinitely.
Bike Industry Fail!
It is rather disappointing how some few shops actually keep nice mtn bikes in stock, much less actually have nice bikes to demo. But I know that hybrid bikes a $500 mountain bikes are bread and butter for almost all shops. such is life.
Her Al-ness and I did manage to sneak out to Platte River yesterday. The place was absolutely deserted. I figured on a beautiful holiday weekend it would be crawling with folks. oh well more for me.

11 comments:

John said...

Why are you still yelling?

Andrew Slater said...

caps lock fail

Joshua Stamper said...

Woah. I just realize that pushing publish and walking away=blog failage

Shad S. said...

mmmm, platte river = mtb goodness (inverse of fail)

SCOOBY'S SNACKS said...

frustration??????

Neve_r_est said...

Turn it to 11!! That was awsome!

DG

Josh said...

Whoa that's big!

MOD said...

Josh, I'm pretty sure Trek Midtown has a 19" Top Fuel you can demo. Not big wheels I know but...

Talk to Chris.

Joshua Stamper said...

@ Mod,
Thanks

Paul said...

The shop i work at demo's Yeti ASR carbons? Long drive though

RF said...

Sorry about the Jewell thing. Ever any troubles, a call to me can sometimes fix it. Race details via four one five, 9071, using the local area code.