Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Wednesday...so far...

Went out for a ride this morning and found a young kid right on my wheel. No problem. Talked to him after a good push of 15 min. He looked really young, was from Chile and I asked him if were racing the 23 and under class - kind of a junior elite class before stepping up to the elite, Olympian level. He said no, he was an elite, again, that's olympic level...not olympic distance...we're talking the real Olympics, you know...the 5 rings and all. Said his name was Ramirez... He seems so young and soft spoken. Did another pull of about 8 min. Told him I'd never led an Elite before. He said the pace was good - I was dying... Ask his full name as we got ready to part ways. 'He' said, "Barbara Ramirez." Ho boy... OK, Latin, from Chile, helmet, glasses, etc. You can't always tell. I didn't seem to wear him...er...her out at all on the ride. Maybe that explains when I looked back durning the pull she was sitting up doing her nails...

Rode a bit with some guys from France, Mexico, Scotland, saw the Canada Olympians practicing their swim starts as I getting done with my swim. Can't always tell if folks on bikes are elites (Olympians) or age groupers, i.e., normal people like me. Good 25 min. swim, then off to the Expo area to look around. We had lunch at a little seafood place just across from the race / expo area.

Now a bit of shopping, reading, whatever... More to come...
Linc

2 comments:

Jonie said...

Thats hysterical, hey my mom thought about naming me barbara, we could be Barbie and Ken...funny!
The Lord has put you on our hearts, we are cheering you on from here, thanks for blogin'
Love ya both,
Jonie and Ken

Janet said...

I have laughed and laughed over this...and shared it with all my biking friends ;-) Hope things continue to go well for you (and that your achilles is strong on Saturday/Sunday). Give my love to Jen ~ Jan S