Just like the Jack Kerouac classic tomorrow I am "on the road". We'll I don't think i am fooling anybody by pretending I have read the novel, but I have listened to the Audiobook so that counts for something. I am hitting the road tomorrow to recon the course for Lake Stevens. I am not sure where I am going to stay exactly, but I have put an air mattress and sleeping bag in the back of my van and we will see where I end up. Possibly the Wal Mart in Everett possibly some campsite. Who knows? That's what makes it exciting. After a couple days in The US I am planning on heading back to the UBC area to just chill lacks and get ready for the race.
I was right about something going wrong. I am nursing a bit of an ankle sprain after an unfortunate van cleaning accident. Marcus told me I need to make up a better story. so let me rephrase that. I am nursing an ankle sprain after an unfortunate mixed up with a cougar. I like mystery in that sentence. I am hoping this is the worst of my problems as I should be back at full training tomorrow. Other than that though I am ready to rock.
A little check list for the upcoming road trip:
Cowboy hat Check
Compression socks Check (yeah I am a tri geek)
Cassette tapes Check (limited supply though choices include Weird Al Yankovic food album and the Power of Love '91)
Super fast bike check
Kick Ass attitude Check
Well looks like I am ready to go.
Time to head off to an outdoor country concert. Jessie Ferrell is the lead act. I would like to post a video of hers but I am not really a fan. Instead I'll post my two favorite road trip songs.
This one goes out to the Carlos brothers as back at UBC we put together a CD of songs that all had the word California in title and this was the best one. We definitely rocked out to it on numerous occasion
The second is just a great song. From a great movie. I love the 80's hair from the guy in the video. That's a look I should go for. Tempting.