I’m looking forward to this time trial, it kinda puts some things in perspective. I know some riders are looking to move up in the ranking. I’ve actually tested Tom abit on hills and sprints, since he is seated number 3, to see where he may fall in. I think other riders have taken noticed to this. I myself feel I will be ready by June 17th for the test. Yes, as you can see on other posting and comments I’ve heard, the trash talking war has begun (all in good fun).

Yesterday, we rode Sandhill Road, we usually ride Sandhill aggressively to challenge each other, yesterday I felt good and had a good pace going uphill. Funny thing happened, as I was going uphill aggressively, I first thought the group was on my tail, half way up I realized I was alone and was ahead, I decided to try to maintain my pace and keep the distance. Two thirds up the hill, I heard a metallic sound as if someone was changing gear, I first thought Kevin was making his move, I decided I would attempt to fend him off, since at times Kevin can really be strong. As I stood out of my saddle to apply more pressure on Kevin, try as I could, again I heard the metallic sound keeping up with me even as I tried pulling away. At this point, I’m asking myself “what kind of pace does Kevin have going?” I decide to take a peek and suddenly realized that no one was even near me and that the metallic sound I heard were my keys in my back jersey pocket. I guess the keys acted as a self motivator.