Saturday, May 30, 2009
Il Giro Heavy
He's not Russian and he's not Italian-He's Jimmy! Jimmy won the Giro in grand style with a constant "HA"Laugh. It was good to see. Charlatte'sville got shut out of the podium, but did hold the pink jersey for two days with Buschi and Juanderson. Carpong was second overall and the JV squad captain, Kyle, won the climbers Jersey. Pretzel Pete won the sprints.
The riding/touring around the Blue Ridge Parkway is amazingly beautiful. There is boatloads of climbing and some singletrack. Whetstone Ridge and Torry Mt. being the major highlights for singletracks.
Big Thanks to the Giro guys especially Marty, Christian, Kinley, Overbay, juan, critchie, the cooks, cleaners and pushers. They put together a real down home race with an international flare to it. The food and soda stops were so classy as well as the T-shirts.
Stay classy Charlottesville!