Going to yooper land!

August 22, 2009
Heading up to do the D16 HS race in Crystal Falls Mi.  As I sit here writing this, things are just a bit off.  I am not staying in the trailer, and Scott is not with me.  Seems like I have been doing a bunch of racing without Scott this year.  That is not really right.  Kinda jonesing for the camper and Scott and I going through the routine of the GNCC weekend.  I know that is a dangerous way for me to think, because that is exactly what got us into that whole thing in the first place.

But, I just cannot help it.  I have a bike that I really really feel good on, the season here just isn’t what it used to be, I know I could do better at the GNCC thing now than I did a year ago.  I think maybe it is time for a bigger schedule again.

I’m just sayin.

oh yes, my stead nestled into the back of John's truck!

oh yes, my stead nestled into the back of John's truck!

So, John Buechner and I took off today to head to the race.  John has become my racing buddy in Scott’s absence.  He is a good guy.  Not the same as traveling with Scott, but it has it’s own quaint kind of feel to it.  He and I race the same class, so it can be a bit weird after the race if one of us gets the better of the other.  Lately, John has been the man.  He has beaten me at every race we have done together this year.

Aztalan was close, but he definitely still beat me.  We will see how it goes tomorrow, but I am ok with it either way.

We are staying at John’s uncle’s place in Green Bay.  You have probably figured out that I am not much of a football fan.  I am not.  In fact, I cannot tell you when it was the last time I watched a football game.  When we arrived here, they were watching the Packer game.  It was kind of interesting.  But, not much different than it was 20 years ago.  I think I am fine with not watching another one for another 20 years.

Good god, the last 7 minutes of a football game takes forever.  The clock says 7 minutes to go, and an hour later they are still playing.  I am used to soccer where 7 minutes to go pretty much means there is about 7 minutes left to play.  I understand why the rest of the world thinks that football is a stupid game.  That would be because it is.

I’m just sayin.

Out for the night.

Joe

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