Monday, April 30, 2012

Sweet Melissa

I've raced with the BOB guys (Bunch Of Bikers) for a over a decade. Ever since moving to Massachusetts in 2000 they have been a mainstay in the New England masters racing scene for me.  I've raced and traveled to races with Duane Skolfield (their title sponsor) a bunch over the years and its always awesome to hang with him.

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. 

Peace.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for coming and the support

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  2. My pleasure. Good day to be up there. Thanks for doing it. The more NE RR/Circuit racing the better.

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