Monday, April 26, 2010

A Letter To Goliath

Dear Goliath,

Hi, how are you? I hope your training is going well. I have been watching you race for a couple of years now. I have seen you podium many times. I have watched promoters hand you $$$, and some great schwag. You dont really know me. This year you will not even recognize me. I have been working hard and cant wait to get this 2010 season started.

You see, I { WE } have:
trained ALL winter
completed looonnnnggg gravel rides
endured boring indoor rides on the trainer
suffered thru the 20 degree weather
worked on downhills
climbed a lot of hills, over and over
doing P90X tapes, back to back
gained speed
shed weight
dropped my Clydsdale status
Eaten healthy
upgraded my bike
started running
hired a trainer
missed Happy HOurs
skipped buffets

I realize you are strong, fast, talented, and have worked hard to get where you are. However, just because you won a lot in 2009 does not mean sh*t. Be prepared for some pain this year. It will be you who will be pushed , by me. You will feel me breathing down your back. Even if you do not see me just know that I am close. I will be watching for you to bobble, choke, have a flat/mechanical, or just run outta gas. When you least expect it...

I will be competition this year. There will be several epic battles between us. Each one better than the last. I am looking forward to seeing you.


Special Note: To ALL the Davids, you know who you are, keep up the hard work. It will pay off.


  1. Wow! I was expecting to see a line at the end that said, "Written by (some great, well-known mt. biker)..." Really good stuff.

  2. This actually came to me while I was sleeping. I woke up and wrote down everything I could remember. Go kick some Ass in Syllamo