It's been a few weeks since we last talked. I probably shouldn't be telling you this, but things are better here. You're not supposed to know that, it's kind of a secret.
How much better is life in the elite field? Well, I have conducted a series of experiments and found that if you are Cat3, your tubulars will roll 100% of the time; verses 0% of the time if you upgrade.
My dog looks me square in the eye every time I walk in the door.
Shortly after I upgraded and registered for my first weekend of races, my phone rang. It was the shop letting me know that they had some new wheels for me.
Those wheels propelled me to the top of the bottom third of the elite field. Once news of my stellar Saturday results hit the interwebs, my phone started ringing again. It was the shop again, letting me know that my new bike was in and ready to be raced on Sunday.
'fer reals yo. It's not all olives and cheese though. Turns out I was still using Cat3 cleats on my shoes. The problems these cleats caused have been thoroughly documented. Sunday night I tucked my shoes under my pillow and the UCI
faggot fairy flew in my window as I slumbered. I awoke to find a shiny new pair of cleats, with matching shoe shield. Oh? You don't have shoe shields? Well, you should get yourself a set of real pedals then.
stole that fairy joke from Thom, hate him, not me
Greg just upgraded. He hasn't even finished an elite race yet and people are already linking to badass pictures of him. See? Life is better here.