|Lincoln Homestead Time Trial - July 27, 2005|
I hope you tuned into WAND news at 10:00 last night to see some pretty speedy-looking riders tearing it up. The story opened with a close-up of Burger and his helmet of many colors blasting away from the start line. In an impressive piece of photo journalism, we finally learned the story behind the TT Series. I know I was wondering. As Kyle explained to the camera, a couple of years ago Sheryl Crow came to him in a dream and instructed him to stage an event to help Lance sell Trek bicycles. So we (Kyle & Sheryl) came up with the TT Series idea and now all we want do is ride our TT bikes until the sun comes up over Lincoln Memorial Parkway. Whatever the reason for its existence, it's the premiere sporting event in the midwest and we're forever indebted to Kyle and Sheryl. Just let us know how we can help. Aside from the media hoopla, there was some good riding going on with several PR's and another member welcomed into the exclusive Sub-33 Club. We nearly started the 20K with another news story slightly more unpleasant. As Michael Fearheily left the start, his team car was traveling a bit too fast and overtook him just as a press car was approaching from the opposite direction looking for Sheryl. The three speeding missiles were momentarily three across with the press car opting for the shoulder after seeing the ferocity(terror) in Michael's eyes. He emerged unscathed and rode to a PR. Other PR's included Ron Heitz, Ed Harris, Roy Tsuda, Dave Loyd, Arthur Gross, Tom Courson, and Kim Genenbacher. OK, get this. Kim raced the Racine 1/2 Ironman on Sunday, took an ambulance ride to the emergency room shortly afterwards because a couple of organs were tired of functioning, slurped down 3 or 4 IV bags and then rushed right home to continue training. Kim and her broken toe then came out last night and set the women's course record in 32:email@example.com. So much for recovery days. Our timers were Chris White assisted by my nemesis, the lovely Sara Smith. Our raffle winners were Duffy Smith and Pat Tharp. The prize was donated by Spin City Cycles. Thanks for supporting the TT series.
Kyle's note: I do not infact know Sheryl and the "we" that I was refering to on the news was in fact Eric McRae. And I know the media is usually always right, but my name is not Kyle Mel and Spin City Cycles does not sell the same brand of bike that Lance rides. Sorry for the confusion.