Sunday, June 15, 2008

Still Waters Run Deep With Cyclists


Tons of peeps, I mean TONS of PEEPS showed up for the NVGP Stillwater Criterium today. Tom and Nora Bengel, Paul McKinney, Todd Johnson, his bro-in-law Drake, U of M Brian, Rob Belz and I rode the twenty five miles from Saint Paul, out to Stillwater for the event. Everyone in Twin Cities cycling was practically there so I won't mention all the names but was it a blast! In the Men's 2/3 race, Patrick Horrigan of Loon State took second place! Greg Goblirsch was in there for a while before taking a nasty crash against the steel fencing at the bottom of the steep downhill section. He lost some blood due to minor scrapes but once the shock wore off, he was okay. Jim Cullen was in the race too. He pulled off the best recovery move I think has ever happened in a race. He to went careening into the same steel fence that got Goblirsch. Except, Cullen used his brute strength to elbow himself upright and pull out of it before he could go down. It was amazing!!! Alex Atherton and Chris Clark also raced the event. Kristin Armstrong destroyed everyone in the women's pro event. Linda Sone held on for quite a few laps. In the men's pro race, the top dogs took command but Doug Swanson lasted a decent number of laps. Hollywood had Tommy, Rob, me and a few other guys throw on Hollywood Cycles T-shirts and run up the hill behind the top guys on several laps. The officials finally shut that down... Other Loons watching included Skibby, Frye, Stamm, Meyer and Ludwigson. Lori Belz was there too. We rode back home and got in a total of 50 miles. The picture is me chasing Kristin Armstrong up the hill at the finish of the race. Notice, I got the Hollywood sign and the Loon State Jersey (with the Bicycle Chain logo) in the picture. Kids, don't try this at home... I'm a trained professional...

2 comments:

Catching-Up said...

Where did ya get the photo--Awesome

Jay Tegeder said...

The photo can be found on the Velo News website under NVGP coverage.

www.velonews.com