There he is. That guy. No, not Lance. The pariah of the UCI. And no, not Mr. Photo Bomb, the yellow hat man with the goofy grin. Actually me. The guy behind the camera. Red Chuck. On Saturday’s Cardiac Classic charity ride, I was that guy. The guy that goes out on a group ride and goes too hard and blows up. That guy.
What can I say. It was exciting riding with Lance. But when we hit the climb at Ross Hollow I lost the group. Le sigh. Overall, it was a fun ride. Lots of buds in the group – Bob, Travis, Adolfo, Drew, Ben. I just wish I had kept my cool. Live and learn. And whatever dark clouds furrow my brow as I look back, at least during the event I wasn’t wearing a smiley face emoji on my head.