Saturday, December 20, 2008


Yesterday I went to a reception for Tom Vinson, representative of USA Cycling. He is in town to check out our bid for 2009 and 2010 Cyclo-Cross National Championships. I was there as a guest. I guess I have been in Bend so long and have raced bikes so long and love cycl0-cross so much I was invited. Tom was was a no show. Not his fault though. He got stuck in Spokane because of the snow. We got to be on a video telling him why Bend is so cool and the best place for Nationals. I hope he watches the video. I rode my cross bike downtown, it was pretty cold with about 2 inches of packed snow on the roads, I was the only one who rode a bike. I wasn't really trying to make a statement, Kathy had the car. It was fun though. I love riding in the snow, the cold snow, the dry snow. It is fun in the night because the snow reflects the light and everything seems so bright.
They told Doug LaPlaca they would know soon about Nationals. I have already started to train. I will be in the 60-64 category next year, and I will want to do well in front of the home crowd. I am getting excited just thinking about it. See you on the snow, either skiing or riding.


Doug said...

Hey Don. Thanks for coming to the reception. Tom finally arrived in Bend late Friday night. The site inspection and city tour could not have gone any better. He loved Bend and was impressed with the proposed venue. I just dropped him off at the airport. Sure would be a sweet christmas present to win the bid. I'll let ya'll know as soon as i hear anything.


Joyce said...

60-64? Happy birthday, yesterday!

martysavalas said...

congratulations to bend!

now, just need to convince the scottish cyclocross association to fund a fact finding trip...