August is approaching and so are the Masters Nationals in Louisville. I received my special invitation to hang out at the Tea Cup on Main Street at Taylorsville to take in the TTs. Unfortunately the TTs have been moved to Tuesday, which is a full day for me (I block off Wednesday for sanity stuff) so I'll have to miss it.
The road race is on Wednesday and I will try to make some of it. I pulled up the course map and saw that they are including Cochran Hill this year. Cochran Hill is a source of notoriety for the local mountain bikers, as people who believe in equality and fairness use the shelter of the forest there to openly express their sexuality, much to the chagrin of cyclists who come upon them at full tilt.
There's nothing wrong with that, I guess.
But I digress.
If I don't end up wandering off into the woods myself I'll be stationed near the top of the hill. You racers are going to suffer. It's no Ventoux but after climbing it 5 or 6 times at race pace you will grow to hate it.
I'll be the yahoo out there with a cowbell and a large container of Deep Woods Off. If I walk there, I'll have my chair and everything. If I ride my mountain bike there, I'll probably be covered in mud and bloody scratches.
Good luck and give me a shout-out as you go by.