Happy Cinco de Mayo, peeps.
Busy coupla days around the ol’ office. Firstly, we have had the unwelcome resurgence of winter battering down on us for the last few days, which made the Mon/Tue PIR combo no bueno. Monday‘s affair was as windy as could be with a near gale force headwind on the finishing straight. We had Dave and Dave in the mix, and both were forced off road to do some early May cyclocross in the last lap, ruining what was a good set up for the final gallop. In the 4/5 we had Conley and Joe, with Conley coming home with the team’s best finish of 8th. In the ladies affair we had Lana duking it out for about half the race before making the smart call to not beat her head against the wind anymore. Face it, chicks are the smarter sex.
Tuesday had Anona, Ace, Dave, Dave, Lana, and Deann in the 3/4 mix while Willis was the lone 1/2/3, this time under less wind than the day before, but instead torrential cold rain. Wonderful. The whistle went off, and PV’s BRat took his holiday right quick and no matter how hard the chase by how many riders there was no bringing him back. A solo break for 15 laps. All the primes and the finish. Alone.
There’s a bunch more pics here, from us, but mostly from the estimable Dave Roth.
A new galaxy was discovered on Dave’s ass. Here is a hubble image of it as it was a nebula.
The weather was really bad, but these two couldn’t have cared less, under the awning of the new OBRA hot dog cart and betting window. Who knew blackboards would make their way to PIR? “I’ll take a Chicago style, hold the celery salt, and I’d like to put $2 on the 1305 horse to win in the 3/4.”
all smiles, no miles
After and during the race the old man got a bit hot. Sorry ’bout that folks. So homeward we went to get some warm/dry on and drink beers and eat Keebler elf cookies. Beer and cookies make everything better. Then we began our nightly rodent pile, whereby we huddle together for warmth and solace.
a good start