Monday, February 02, 2009

I didn't win, but the Steelers did!

I am blown out in the Brussels International Airport Hotel. Did you see that game? Go Steelers!!! I watched the game solo in the hotel lobby until 4:00am. It was sweet!

The race was pretty sweet too. Andrea arrived just in time along with her sister Carrie. They had their Matter Support T-s and were my biggest fans out there. With the U-23's and other Jr's out there I pretty much had fans throughout the entire course. I'm not sure of the final spectator count, but it was pretty huge. I saw tons of drunk spectators and have lots of good stories to tell....

The race itself was good. I was called up in the last row with only 5 or 6 guys called up behind me. I lined up on the right because I knew Andrea was on the right side of the course! Good logic right? Well it worked....I had a great start and moved up pretty soon as we excited the pavement Jose Hermida crashed with another dude right in front of me. I had to stop to thread between them and was instantly gapped...

I was gassed for the first two laps and then started feeling better....Hermida came back up to me and bridged me up to a group of 5 or 6 guys were I stayed the rest of the race. Shriver was in the group and he was riding pretty strong. It was good to be riding with another US rider. With 2 to go I put in a little effort and coulnd't recover from it and finished towards the back of my group in 49th.

Powers was 35th Shriver was 44th and Page was 52? Trebon ran into a TV Camera boom while riding in the top 20 on lap 1. The women killed it with all 5 girls in the top 20!

I'm sure there if a ton of photos out there, but I don't have time to post any. If you find some sweet ones let me know.

I'm not sure what the internet situation will be during the next week of travel, but if I can I will update. Thanks to everyone who followed my blog, thanks to sponsors, the Belgians who helped us, USA Cycling, Mom & Dad, and all who donated to the cause.

Adios...Ahora Nosotros Vamanos a Espana....


Bruce said...

Great race and congrats on a killer season. I was able to watch the race live on Europsport TV at the ski resort in Austria while having a few beers and a couple of Yager shots.
See you sometime this year.


EDr said...


Tim said...

The whole fam damily was glued to the big TV with the Mac streaming the feed. We saw you killing it a couple of times. GREAT JOB!! Have a good post 'cross season break.

Louie Spaghetti said...

Brian, you're the man. World Championships! You did a great job. Top 50 in the entire WORLD ! Keep up the good work and have fun the rest of the week with the Hildy sisters.


d*pow said...

well done matter. well done.

Todd said...

matter, impressive. Pomme Frites to celebrate! cheers!

steve f said...

From snowy marquette,mi...great efforts this season.I hope you had your "terrible towel" for the big game sunday night.

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