Draper ICUP #6 Stan Crane Memorial

28 May

Someone asked me before the race how I thought I would do.  I said, “I have no expectations.”  I am such a MOFOing liar!  Of course I had expectations, I wanted to win.   I kept telling myself that I had no expectations in order to calm myself and enter into a Zen state of mind that I like to be in before the start of any race.  It’s the state of mind that does not do or think or stress or care.  It just is.  I can get there pretty easy and like to stay there for the start and part of the first lap of a race.  I sometimes have a hard time getting back to the race.  On Monday the water crossing woke me to the fact that I was in nearly last place.  Screw Zen, I gotta pedal.

Base camp.  With an extra 4  hours of waiting due to weather and course changes I was glad to have the shade.   I also went through 10 gallons of CarboRocket.

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My favorite Carborocket addict.

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Alex,  I know you have to say Monavie but I know what’s really in your bottle.   Your secret is safe with me.

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2-live crew.

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The man, the myth, the legend.  Ken the Draper trails mastermind.

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1st place finish for newest CarboRocket addict, Senor Stark.

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Way to rock it Tasha, you’ll get them next time.

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1st, 3rd and 2nd respectively.  Nice work girls!

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Rick, your gloves are white not camouflage.

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I must say the new Vassago team shorts look really good even with the over color coordination I have going on.  Thanks Vassago!

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I’ll take 2nd to Chris any day.  The dude was on fire and could not be denied, congrats!  Bob, you are looking way too comfortable in the tweetie chair.

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Thanks to team Revolution for the killer cheese burger after the race and all the ICUP volunteers for putting on a great race.

5 Responses to “Draper ICUP #6 Stan Crane Memorial”

  1. grizzly adam May 28, 2009 at 8:18 am #

    Why do I look like I want to kill you in that photo?

    • brkeyes7 May 28, 2009 at 5:14 pm #

      I have no idea, I think I had just said you were handsome or something.

  2. Aaron May 28, 2009 at 8:23 am #

    If I were Rick, I’d frame that photo.

  3. Rick S May 28, 2009 at 9:12 am #

    That is probably the last time you would see me smiling during that race. I suffered.

  4. Craig May 28, 2009 at 4:25 pm #

    Hi Brad, your package of CarboRocket just arrived. Thanks so much – very nice of you and muchly appreciated. I stuck the sticker on my cat.

    Cheers,
    C.

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