Wednesday, February 22, 2012

2012 Race Schedule

Fat Tuesday came and went and I didn't touch one paczki; partially because I am neither Polish nor Catholic, and partially because I got fat this winter somehow. I know how, I rode less and ate more. Just good math really. Well technically I did “touch” a paczki; when no one was looking I picked one up. They weigh like 6 pounds. I had to fight the urge to shot-put it across the garage.

My weight is the only thing in my life I have control over so I'm just going to move forward with a sensible plan to get back down to my racing weight before May. I had a quinoa salad for lunch; not quite good but totally eatable. That will be the extent of my complaining about my weight.

I just pre-registered for a race. This always helps move me from thinking about racing hypothetically to actually considering what I need to do this season.

My schedule will likely be:

4/29 Pontiac
5/5 Mud, Sweat, and Beers
6/10 Ft Custer
7/3 Hanson Hills
7/14 (or whenever) Log splitter
7/28 Tree Farm
8/5 Brighton
8/18 Maybury
10/6 Grambian Challenge
11/3 Iceman

I don’t have unrealistic expectations this season; in fact, I am only racing because I’m afraid as soon as I stop, I will start getting old. Yep, that’s realistic.


  1. Niel, you would probably like the Barry Roubaix race....but it is sold out now. As far as being fat...well....I have been a roller coaster for 2 years. For the first time in a long time I have people pointing me in the right direction. I would like to see you at Custer this year. Shake your hand one more time. It has been forever since Maybury...two years go already? Take care. Sean

  2. Thanks Sean, I know Ft Custer is your home course. Barry Roubaix looks brutal; I'm not motivated enough for all that.