Friday, January 21, 2011

ECCC: For the love of the Ride...

This is it... I am coming upon my final season riding in the ECCC. And it was been one hell of a Ride, in all senses of the word. From epic courses, the best Crits I've ever seen and the insanity that envelopes it all.

I love competition, but collegiate cycling gives you home slices from the kids you wanna pound into the pavement, or splash with mud. IT all comes down to the simple joys in life, the best way to make friends- Getting dirty and running around outside.

So, while the winter weather has gotten me down, I turn to my dearest procrastinating friend, Facebook and reflect on why I work night shifts and sleep maybe 3-5hrs a night and less on the weekends for a sport most of my school friends have never even seen.

I raise my pedal strokes to you, the people that bring the heart to the ECCC and have given me an awesome experience, thanks and I can't wait to see you in March...and those gone and graduated we'll ride again someday.

Get on your bikes kids! 43 Days Away!

Plattekill Easterns 2007

Sunday River 2008: Sully, Emily and I

Mtn Nationals North Carolina 2008: Pat, Andrea, Me, Mellen, Ben, Patalano

Lehigh 2009 Short Track: Jess, Jenna, Andrea, Ashley N.

2009 Easterns: Sugarbush, Rose, Me and Andrea

ARMY 2009: Greg and Jackie D

NU Lookin' Classy: ARMY 2009

Road Easterns Penn State Crit 2009: Jess and Allyn on breakaway Women's B

Eastern's Penn State Blackmound Pond Dip: April, 2009

Eastern's 2009 Pelvic Thrust Feed Zone Dance Off
Emily, Amy, Nicki D, Allyn

Steven's Circuit 2010 with Katy post race

GMSR 2009 Post Race Playoffs with the UVM lassies

More GMSR celebration 2009

ARMY 2009 PreRace Warm Ups with Allyn

Philly Race with JackAttack 2009

MTN Easterns at Catamount with Rose and Ashley 2009

2009 Mtn Easterns Chocolate Milk Podium pre Bike Prom.

Miss you goons! Happy Trails, ride safe and take it to the line.
For anyone wondering about joining the ECCC or making it to more races, step up.