Team Unattacked made its first 2009 appearance on the flanks of Mount Baker today when Scott "Titanium Cowboy" Young and I did the Glacier to Mount Baker Ski Area jaunt. "Mellow Johnny Boy" Clark couldn't join us as he cavorting in Europe 'til sometime after St. Smithens Day. Beautiful day, no wind, temps in the 50s and 60s.
Above, the Cowboy, sporting his new Belgian cyclocross champion jersey, rides my favorite stretch of the road, just past the ski area's White Salmon Day Lodge with its terrific views of the Nooksack Ridge to the right. (That's what's on the video.)
Below, Scott and I just past the upper lodge, at the 4,400 foot mark, where we had to turn around because of snow. Scott, as you can see, is a tad taller than I. Strong as a frickin' horse, he creates a fantastic draft which I took full advantage of on the way back. Forty four miles in all with 4,400 feet of climbing in about two hours fifty.
Shout out to our homey, John--we miss you; hope you're having a great time!
Oh, and a late shout out to Glenn Gervais too, who rocked Ironman Coeur d'Alene in 12:27, including a 4:06 marathon--SMOKIN'!!!