ONE OF MY FAVORITE STORIES IS WHEN MY PAL KH CAME TO VISIT FOR A FEW WEEKS. At the time, he was in very fine shape. He was looking forward to unleashing his hard earned awesomeness on the locals...
... little did he know...
It's an overcast, balmy spring morning.
Which means California racing has been in full gallop for months... naive KH thinks his basement sessions have him ready.
We join the awesome and feared Coffee Crew.
At the time, this was the place where dragon slayers regularly hacked off the legs of all who dared take the front... naive KH thinks his basement sessions have him ready.
A maddening pace is set through town.
Some are shed, some are spared, all know the worst is yet to come... naive KH thinks his basement sessions have him ready.
We hit the base of Newport Coast.
The regulars know the pace will continue to increase all the way to the top until all the unworthy are skewered...
...naive KH thinks his basement sessions have him ready
AND HE TAKES OFF!
Impressed at his acceleration.
A decent gap is opened, and no one responds.
The gap holds for a minute or so.
Then starts to shrink.
We gain speed.
As he rockets by in reverse one of the greatest lines ever heckled cuts KH to the core...
It was fun while it lasted.
Delivered by any other person and blows might have been thrown. But, it was the loud, opinionated, lovable, old mother hen of the ride... the legendary Todd Schooler.
Todd may be gone, but that line lives on... many a time KH and I have laughed over that very moment and certainly dropped it on each other plenty.
And maybe that's why the group rides live on... because of the characters who dish it out not only with their legs but their unfiltered mouths as well.
Either way, I gotta do the rides to keep my sanity.
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