Things are crazy here at the BigBikes & Cycligdirt, but right now is as good a time as any to start laying down segue-driven, typo-ridden prose again. I'm heading out to North Carolina tomorrow to cover Boone Roubaix "The Hell of The High Country." They say it makes Battenkill look like one, big, fat wuss-fest for lame-asses. But we'll see. The race is this Saturday, Apil 21st. We'll have interviews and highlights up Saturday night and Sunday AM. I have a new GoPro suction cup mount that I can't wait to try out. And by "try out" I mean "drive down to Charlotte and stick it to Rich Dillen's face to see just how sucky it is."
But here's the crazy part.
I'm trying to get the promoters of Root 66 #2 Fat Tire Classic at Winding Trails in Connecticut to do a coverage as well...on Sunday...the next day. That would be a thirteen hour drive between the two and I'll do it too. If Fat Tire puts up the loot. I am working on a "how BigBikes & Cyclingdirt works" post, but basically we are a fee for services operation here. Think about it this way — it's like hiring a writer, a videographer, a TV journalist, and the Dalai Lama to come to your race.
OK, not the last one. Dalai Lamas don't come cheap.
For a race like Fat Tire or any local race, it is an awesome idea to bring in the Cyclingdirt because registration will actually increase. Like right now, if you guys email email@example.com and say "Hey, if Cyclingdirt is coming to your race, so am I!" then I bet we get a coverage going. I'm not kidding. Same goes for any EFTA or Root 66 race. It's awesome having Cyclingdirt coverage of our local series and you can be instrumental in making it happen. If you're a promoter who wants coverage or if you know a promoter who needs coverage, get in touch!
But here's the REALLY crazy part.
The NUE Cohutta 100 is next weekend, like April 28th. That is still a coverage that's in negotiation. We're trying to put together a full NUE Series coverage, the first of which is the Cohutta down in Tennessee. What? It doesn't seem that crazy to do two coverages a week apart down south? Well, that's because that wasn't the REALLY crazy part.
I have already told Mike D from Darkhorse Cycles that I will be at Singlespeed-a-Polooza on Sunday, April 29 in Newburgh, NY, fourteen hours drive from the Cohutta. And I will be, no matter what. What's left of me will be there anyway...fueled by Red Bull, Red Fang, and rage.
Well, I have to go pack the Miniature Boogie Van, hopefully you guys could follow my swerving path back there. If so, maybe one of you can actually tell me where I'm going and what I'm doing next, because I really have no idea.