Spring has sprung, and with it comes various countdowns. Number of pts off the playoff hunt for the Rangers (something like 10 with 5 to play), number of games under .500 that the Knicks will finish (a zillion, but oddly not nearly bad enough in the woeful east to be considered terrible), and number of days until the Mets opener (13). It was a beautiful weekend in New York and I happily made it to my first bike race of the season. No small feat considering that I had been out of town for a week and hadn't reset my alarm clock to Daylight Savings, so woke up thinking I had about an hour to get ready, turned on NY1 and realized that I had to leave within 10 minutes if I had any chance in hell of making it. Sprinted down Flatbush and got there just in time. The race itself was pretty uneventful other than someone trying to bail in the middle making a sharp turn directly into me. Fortunately I was able to hold both of us and he was tremendously apologetic.
Red Hook Crit was the same evening, didn't race it, just watched, and it was a blast.
Good vacation in Seattle, Vancouver, and Orcas Island, will put a couple of pics up soon.