First, some thank you's and recognitions are in order. My wife is amazing. She is at home with our 2 rug rats while her parents help (thank you).
Thanks to 907 fatbikes. Awesome company, awesome people, great support.
Thanks to the crew at Rochester Cycling and putting up with me and my constant needs.
Thanks to the crew at Penn in Woodbury. You did me a huge favor and it won't soon be forgotten.
Thanks to my man servant, J-Palm, aka Juicy Peach. It is great to have company
We're about ready to go to the prerace meeting. J-No, Chocalate Moose and the fancy Giovani's missed you. I guess we are next door to Oatley. I plan to send a hooker to his room tonight. Tomorrow will be tough, tough, tough. My preride today had me full of doubts of even finishing. Such is nerves
I was raised in the "hood", self-taught to survive on scraps of old inner tubes and changing bike tires with my teeth. Life is a struggle for me not to be another statistic that so many become after being raised in a caucasion middle class family. I now am a husband, bike mechanic, land lord, stay at home dad, and wannabe mountain bike racer.