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Old 10-29-04, 10:50 PM
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Getting inspiration from funny sources

Okay, not so funny, but interesting none the less. I've taken to watching some of the "Spring Classics," those early season bike races, and namely Paris-Roubaix. What an insane race! It is almost like commuting! A great combination of things like cobble stones, sketchy road surfaces, people yelling, dust, mud, rain, wind, it has it all. And I've quit the imagining I'm leading Lance out, this race actually makes me think there might be a race I could compete in, I do it on a daily basis, with a little work I could ride Paris-Roubaix.
So, when you need inpiration, where do you turn?
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Old 10-30-04, 05:39 AM
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What I would like to see is an Al-Can Highway Race. From Dawson Creek, B.C. to Delta Jct., Ak. . That would be a pretty awsome endurance race.
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I race buses. When I think of the difference between sitting next to <insert scary/smelly person here> on the bus, it inspires me to sit right next to the driver, pumping away. I really like looking up into the drivers eyes and knowing that they know that I am there, and keeping pace with them. They tend to change their driving style, too, giving me more space, and often taking more time to pull out into traffic to make sure that I get in front of them.

I've even had one of them open the window and talk to me about my bike while I was trackstanding a light by him. I figure that the more of these drivers that I inform of me and my bike, the more likely that they will be to be nice in the future.

There's always the inspiration of seeing a blinking red light 3 or 4 blocks in front of you, too...
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