CONFIDENT ZOMBIE

TODD BROWN


ON OUR WEEKLY SOCIAL RIDE, THE TMWC, THERE ARE A FEW INCLINES GUARANTEED TO MAKE YOU CRY.  The killers come and go through the years, those riders that rip your heart out, but the dead keep coming back - zombies lead to slaughter.

As a zombie, my confidence ebbs and flows... as it does for the entire TMWC Zombie Nation - did I mention we ride year round at 630am?

But, occasionally one of us will do something and gain some confidence... which is what is happening with Big Mike On The Mic...

... which I find quite disturbing and upsetting
Who does that zombie think he is?!...

He's Big Mike because he's gigantic, not for bike a rider but for a man.  He's well over 6' and 200+ lbs of pure muscle.  His broad, college swimmer shoulders push through the wind like a real diesel and his massive, college swimmer lungs suck the air out of the neighborhood.

... he has no business blowing passed me on the climbs ...

When I first came back to the road, Mike and I would duel on the Thursday night RnR shop ride.  But, then I lost weight and committed to the road mainly to see if I could stay ahead of him.  And for the last 5 years, it's gone my way.

... now, I'm not braggin... I'm just sayin' ...

He's On The Mic, because he's been shooting video for the last 4 months or so and documenting how the group is doing with very insightful comments:  look at HUNKR guy spin, Jorge always wears pink socks, etc. 

... But, the comment that really gets me... just irks me
is
There's Todd ...

It didn't used to bug me.  It pumped me up, because it followed with me disappearing up the road.  But not now, now it's...

... There's Todd going backwards ...

Somehow that damn mic has given him confidence.  First, he confidently hung on until the A Loop.  Then, he hung on over The Wall,  Now, he's riding the A Loop and making it over The Wall...

... and my confidence is shattered.
Kinda,
and, kinda not shattered.
I'm stoked for BMOTM to get faster...
... and confident, if he can do it so can I ...
Which is why I love being a Zombie.

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Save the dates:  HUNKR 3/17, 6/9, 11/10 – TMWC 7/10
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