Thomas Ross Hallock

Tour of Ohio… moving from Ben’s house to Alan’s house… boating on Lake Eerie… gun museum… more.

Hey there. I just got back moving Alan’s boat with him and Macy M. Someone accidentally filled the diesel tanks with 100 gallons of Gasoline the other day so it had to be drained and re-filled. We just went to move it from the filling station (or whatever it is called in marine terms), to another point on Lake Eerie, docking at Famous Dave’s restaurant, along the way for some delicious barbecue, over which we discussed the pitfalls of running a family business, and the necessity of passing the torch when the time presents itself.

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Austin Tuesday Nighter!!

After waiting patiently for the time to change back to where it should be, the Tuesday nighters have returned to Austin. I love these races are great for weekly training because: they are free: there are no officials, so you can jump in the field late if you don’t get there on time, and no-one calls you stupid if you decide to pull the pack around the whole race and get dropped at the sprint… and no-one complains if you want to sit in until the sprint.

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Coldspring 2005

Though Coldspring was not officially on the FCS / Compliance Depot cycling team’s calendar, I made the decision to race this event in order to lessen my 7:10 ratio of mechanical’ed races to races attpmeted this season. My primary objective for this race was to judge my fitness during this time of the year compared to previous seasons. After two weeks of “racing vacation” since Fayetteville, I was ready to go again.

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2004 Texas State Championship Road Race

I found this old e-mail Steen sent to the race team back in July:

On Jul 29, 2004, at 6:12 PM, Steen Rose wrote:

The State Road Race, October 10th, is my big goal for the fall. I am going to win it. I was 7th there last year, on the same course. It’s late in the year, and its long and hard, but I’m going to show up to win.

…and remember thinking that it seemed a little bit pretentious. A friend of mine later reminded me that it’s only pretentious if the claim isn’t fulfilled. :)

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East Texas Hills Classic

On a 95 mile course, the there is usually an unspoken consensus among the pack to “take it easy” for the first ten to twenty miles. Afterwards, things generally start to pick up. Of course there are always those few brave (naive?) riders who attempt to establish an early break in hopes a group might eventually bridge up to make their efforts worth while in the end. Such was the case with Jason Sager and Max Miley in this race. With Sager firing the first shots, the two were quickly out of sight while the pack carelessly conserved their energy for later in the race.

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