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Stormy Sol Vista Day 1

By August 4, 2008March 22nd, 20174 Comments

Mr. Kerkove and I hopped in the badass Ergon FJ on Saturday and prepared ourselves to brave the traffic on the way to Sol Vista MSC.

Temps were hot heading out of town.

We were unsure what the traffic would be like headed to the mountains on a Saturday because we definitely know what it’s like coming back.

Burn…. Rush hour all the way. I think we were moving at 7 mph. Damn all these outdoor enthusiasts! You know you’re in Colorado when it’s rush hour any time of year to get to and from the mountains. My Ipod was appropriately playing the right songs (it was on shuffle).


P8023595 I just want to ride my bike!!! ARGH!

P8023591 I don’t want to sit here going 3 miles an hour downhill!! GO!!!! VENGA! ALLEZ!

The only nice thing is that it started to rain. More like torrential downpour over Berthoud pass, complete with thunder and lightning. This would soon be a foreshadowing for the next day. However, the temp was nice and cool. 50 degrees cooler than just 1.5 hours before in Boulder.


We finally got to the venue, and although it was a bit cloudy, we were able to get out on the course without getting rained on for the pre-ride. Keep in mind that Sol Vista is the new venue for the Norba National Championships for the next 2 years.

I was able to ride easy on the pre-ride and my legs felt decent. I even got chills as to what that could mean.

P8023605Laying the smack down on me…. as usual. ๐Ÿ™‚

P8023607 Mmmm. beetle food.

We went to the sparse yet overly simple race “camping” (i.e. dirt parking lot with no drinking water, but at least there were porta-johns) and put out the Ergon vibe hardcore.

P8023626 Yes. My Scalpel is a little piece of heaven, thank you very much.

P8023628 Lefty Love. That’s right. I freely just used the L-word. ๐Ÿ˜‰

P8023620 Skins compression tights… I’m giving them a try this year. Extra recovery.

P8023621 Put the man to work in the kitchen. Dish it out, biatch!

Race report to come in the next post. So you’re not in too much suspense, they shut the race down after 1-2 laps due to crazy lightning. It was a blessing in disguise because I had one of those days. You know. The kind where your legs feel like lead and you can barely get your HR up to your LT…


  • Joy says:

    Hey! How do you like the skins? My homies have been chatting them up, but they chat a lot of things up. But my legs hurt like hell…

  • Sonya says:

    Hi Joy!!

    I actually like the skins a lot. Generally, they make my legs feel happy. A lot of my friends who are also pros dig them. Now if only they would give me a massage

    P.S. I like your site! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Joy says:

    Well Thanx!
    I am trying to follow your lead with a ton of good pictures! I will look into the Skins, or i can just buy some granny compression socks!!

  • sonya says:

    Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love taking pictures. Plus, if I am the one taking them, I get to pick which ones get deleted. ๐Ÿ˜€ I also have ADD so photos is easier than reading. hee hee

    I actually also have some compression socks b/c sometimes, it’s just too hot to wear the full tights. The socks are good stuff! They are also cheaper if your budget is tight like mine.

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