Hampton Velo Club

Online presence and blog for Hampton Velo Club, a 501 c3 organization based in Southampton New York. Dedicated to promoting sport, and cycling in general to kids, and inhabitants of the east end of Long Island.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Final thoughts....

Here are some final thoughts, 24 hrs before the first race starts tomorrow.. First, if you plan on attending the prix fixe dinner at Wildthyme restaurant and Bar, and seeing Sam's new CX film, "Transistion 2, 'cross the pond" please make a reservation so we can be sure to accomodate you. Dinner is from 6-7.30, we will show the movie during that time, and likely again from 7.30 to 10pm. We're told it's 90 minutes in length. For reservations call 631.204.0007. Restaurant is a mile from the venue, and the venue does have showers in both the womens and mens locker rooms.

We are just about done with the course. Some final cutting and taping needs to be done, and I'm picking up some hay bales momentarily. I think the long course is pretty darn good, likely the best course we ever had. It's funny, every year we wonder if our course is good enough for elite level competitoin. Last year, I was sharing this thought with our club Treasurer, we watched Jessie Anthony just stack it up on one of the downhills in a warmup.. As he got up to pull the grass out of his helmet, I turned to Barley to say "Dude, Jessie just crashed on our course, sweet..." and out of the corner of my eye I caught a glimpse of Mark McCormack picking his bike out of a tree.... Rampant stackage. He later confessed to me he hadn't crashed that hard in about 3 years. Our course is much more mentally demanding than it appears, especially at speed. We work hard to put on safe, fun events, that are not only physically demanding, but mentally as well. I hope that you all have a great race tomorrow, have safe travels, and a fun day at the fourth annual Whitmore's Landscaping Super Cross Cup.


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