Friday, October 1, 2010

Hard Work

What's harder than that first race after you've decided you should race yourself into shape? Pinning shoulder numbers!

Here, I've kindly taken one for the team to demonstrate how not to do it:

I'll call this the wind-blown method.
Step 1. Stand facing the wind
Step 2. Hold shoulder numbers up on your shoulders
Step 3. Pin them in place*
Step 4. Get ready for the backwards attack with a big time flat.
*easier with an assistant, lovely or not

Luckily John has it pretty nailed.

George, too, is worth taking a lesson from.

Even Jesse, who just joined the flock after a few year hiatus from the race scene, managed to figure it out (though he might loose some coveted props for the shorts).

Next time, I'll go with the flow.

Thanks to Alix and Greg for the pictures.


  1. I think the UCI official was VERY pleased with your shoulder bib placement. If we forward this picture on it may result in a call up at Northampton.

  2. Hmmmm...not sure if it would be a call-up or a call-out.