Saturday, August 30, 2008

here we go

got into whatever part/suburb of des moines i'm in right now early evening yesterday. amy had an awesome meal cooked so larsson and i ate with everybody that's made it here so far...amy, kent, emma, eli, adam, heather, caden, mom and keith. after dinner the kids played while kent and adam joined me on a short gravel ride to stretch the legs out. fought the demons off pretty good last night, partially because junior wouldn't stay in bed and kept my focus off my race. the demons finally fought through about 4 a.m. larsson had been snuggling with me in a dorm sized bed so i made my way to the floor and dozed a LITTLE bit til around 5. its around 6 now and amy's got breakfast cooking. adam and fam should be here in a few minutes. grab some food and head out to get the pits set up. the sunrise is starting out absolutely gorgeous...looks like it should be an absolutely perfect weekend for a bit of suffering. check out the shirts the fam made...

4 comments:

Misty said...

Whooo hooo Ben....love the shirts!!!! Kick some ass baby!!!

forbesfamily said...

A quick unauthorized report on the race from Ben's sister...I left the race four hours in. Ben was taking an extended pit for some pb&j and iced towels. It's hot and Ben's cramping, but seemed in better spirits as he left the pit. He's cranking out there. Our mantra to him...take it easy through the heat and kick some butt tonight when it cools down this evening (Iowa weather is about 50-55 at night right now).

Marty Shockey-Eckles said...

A second quick unauthorized report-- I'm proud of my son. In fact, I'm proud of my entire family!!! He's riding well and everyone is "there" for each other! Good vibes from him mama!

Ari said...

That Ben he a fine rider. Go!
ari