Get up around 8:30 and do a load of laundry. Get dressed and ride for an hour or so. Drive down to Pannikin. Walking up I noticed a couple guys wearing Slipstream jerseys but, assumed they were "posers" like all the Lance Armstrong's riding the coast on their Klein's. Then I see this.....
2 Team issue Slipstream/ Garmin Felts complete with Argyle Zipps and custom Garmin 705's. Oooops.
I drank my iced mocha under the shade. When they got up to leave I asked them if they were training. No, they rode 600 miles with the CAF Million dollar challenge. I introduced myself to one of the guys who looked familiar. It was Danny Pate! He was a cool guy, willing to talk to a bike geek like me. I dropped a few names and talked about the ride down. Slipstream is definitely one of my top teams, especially now.
Even though it was my day off I decided to drive down to the CAF expo and help at the booth. The expo was packed as usual. I ran into a bunch of friends and clients. Sarah Reinertson was at her booth the "Sarah Bear". Dick and Carlene Lansing from Chicago flew in for the ride. Mark from Ramona borrowed OMR's bike and did the bike leg. Etc. Sonja from Zoot/ Zipp/ SRAM worked our booth. She was selling wetsuits, shoes and compression for us. Problem is the first 3 hours we were told we weren't allowed to sell. Huh? It was worked out.
I walked around and headed to the SockGuy booth. The usual suspects were there. Foley was upset that I had a beer and he was empty handed. He immediately sent one of his lackeys to the liquor store. I think the miss me....
Bigos and I helped Sonja pack the gear and we headed back to Solana. At the shop I met M&M and we decided to go to Pizza Port for dinner. It was M&M, Sonja, Me and DB (Douche Bag for short). After dinner I headed to CVS to get a card for my nephews birthday and then stopped by M&M's house to help setup Mark's new PS3 and Rock Band. I laughed at them for awhile and then came home.
It was a full day.
Socks: Angry Dragon
Song: "Mean Mister Mustard", Beatles