BOB put on their race yesterday in Merrimack, MA so I went up and rode it. It was a tough circuit on choppy pavement that beat my hip up but was fun and good conditioning for road durability and such. The course was laid out on a 6 mile loop featuring a stair step hill; that yesterday had a raging headwind, so it was quite tiring.
After the race some of the BOB guys (& my friends Earnie Taukus & Keith Kelly) went to micro brewery in Haverhill, MA. We chowed on some pub burgers and beer. We didn't stay too late, everyone had to get home but Duane and I hung out for a bit longer just catching up.
On my way home I passed this pool place along the Merrimack river and decided to stop in and play a game. It was still early and I didn't have much going on so at home so... When I got there the place was basically empty but I didn't really care. I put on some Alman Brothers on the jukebox and started to play.
Sometimes hanging out by yourself is necessary and I was feeling good about a little solitude. Riding your bike is a good place for this but so is a pool table. I suck at pool. I think it took me 20 minutes to clear the first table but that really wasn't the point. I played four or five games and got a little bit better with each new rack. A few people came and went but basically I had the whole space to myself and just rolled it like that.