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tales from the life of a nomadic cyclist

Monday, May 08, 2006

Home, Sweet Boise

Sketchy corner in the rain
Yipee! All done, lets get dry and have some soup.
(Jana (in the back ground) was second in criterium and won the weekend omnium)

It's so good to be back home in Boise. The weather was great all last week, sunny and warm.

I've been able to get caught up with my friends, hit my favorite coffee shops, work, ride, unpack, and blah, blah, blah.

I got in a few rides on my favorite routes including the rolling hills of our "dump loop" and a nice long climb up "Bogus Basin" on Saturday. After that ride I headed down to the Boise river to soak my legs in the refreshing cool water (one of my favorite things to do after training in the summer).

The rain fall this season has brought the river levels to record highs...see where I am going with this one? Anyway, long story short...I was down by the river and I fell in a little deeper than planned and soaked my whole body not just my legs. Kids, don't try this without adult supervision and without a life vest. Luckily there were a couple of teenagers hanging around who were so impressed with me 'daring' to go into the river, I was able to throw my electronic stuff out of my pocket and into their hands. Can you hear me now? No? right, no cell phone for a few days.

Yesterday was a local criterium, the Treasure Valley Omnium. Unfortunately the weather changed and we had rain all day. Nothing quite like doing a crit in the rain? Really makes you put your trust in your skills and your equipment. The race was fun and hard, there are a lot of girls here that are riding very strong like Jana and Sarah, and other familiar tough girls like Kelly Crawford and Kris Walker that made the racing tough. Heather Albert was sprinting really well too, but she slid out in the first corner about 10 minutes into the race. She was a bit bruised and battered, but will bounce back as always. In the end the race came to sprint between 4 of us and I was able to Jana off for the win.

Thanks for Dobiacco Team and all of the race sponsors for putting on this great event and to Tom Coleman of WobbleNaught Bike fits for the biggest prime of the race...$100:)

The crowds were great, I saw a lot of familiar faces and made some new friends. Thanks for the We have at least 2 groups of junior developmental programs in the area, the Sun Summit club from Ketchum and BYRDS in Boise that are bringing up many young riders. It's great to see the enthusiasm in their faces. Keep up the hard work!


Anonymous Sue and Joe said...

Which was worst? Freezing water or no cell phone?

Glad to hear it didn't effect you're racing.

Keep it up.

6:57 PM  
Blogger Sima said...

sPain is for the moment, but no cell phone is not momentary. sooo....No cell phone was worst, For Sure! good thing for I was still able to make some phone calls. Hope you are well!

10:14 AM  
Anonymous Sarah Barber said...

Sima, nice work out there! I want to ride with you next time you come to Boise--maybe you could teach me a thing or two? Still, there is nothing better than having our local heroes return once in awhile to show us what they have become. It is truly an inspiration! :-)

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come you have Mavic wheels on your bike. Aren't you sponsored by Shimano?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, great job keeping the C-CL crit streak alive. Glad that you survived Europe! Hopefully you won't have to show off your rainy day bike handling this weekend.

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