Thursday, February 17, 2011
Rocket Richie Miller and 18 other MV-ites are set to head down to Walburg for the Milan-San Remo of Texas cycling. While the international cycling calendar is full of events between the beginning of January and mid-March, Milan-San Remo (March 19, 2011 this year) is the accepted start of the real road racing season. M-SR is the first of the "Spring Classics," the monuments of pro cycling that define the sport and can serve to boost a nobody to star status, or cement an established pro as a racing legend. Walburg, with its narrow country roads, and traditionally wet and windy conditions, serves the same purpose in Texas. You really can't say that you're a Texas bike racer until you've done Walburg in 40 degree rain, and/or 30+ mph winds.
Tackling Walburg for MV in 2011 are:
Nokki Choeynim and Trevor Rigby in the Cat 3 race; Scott Millwee - 5A, and John Trotter and Jake Wood - 5B; Tim Kolb and Michael Winders in the 35+ 4/5; and Adams, Brownie, Bling Burke, Joules Corsi, Fene, the Chosen One - Clay Hobson, Walt 'Disney' Megura, Rocket Richie Miller, TBT [The Box Turtle] - Jamey Munroe, Doc, Seabass Brad Price and Larry 'Blue' Price, in the 40+. We wish them all well.