Rode to Bloomington Cycle & Fitness to catch up with the shop crew and then took the Constitution Trail to Uptown Normal to be a punk kid and practice riding all the stairs up and down. I had a blast and even though I wasn’t feeling awesome I was still glad I got out and rode.
This was an exciting ride… one of those days when you know you are going to hit the mark, not worried about performance or how you feel. Spirits were high and the conversations were up as well. This was my first time completing the Festive 500 in three attempts. Year one had 2-3 days or freezing rain and ice. Last year we traveled back and forth to Canada during the festive and nothing like 8hr days in the car to kill your effort level combined w/then having to ride solo at night… naaaah.
Special Guests: Scott Davis, Chris Daniels, Mike Wolford, Matt Wilcoski
Last year I had a blast at the Cold Roll… what trouble will we get in to this time I wonder…, bikes, beers, bbq, babes, bros & bonfires all set to the killer tunes from band that plays live Sat night: War Painted Horses …and who will challenge the reigning King of the Cold Roll(cough, cough) in the race I wonder? Hmmm…
Special thanks to the band War Painted Horses for hooking me up w/their track Bomb’s Away for my unofficial Cold Roll video recap… smiles and laughs for days!