You all know me, probably some of you know Alexey. You probably know of Rudy Peterson. You might know that I've raced Rudy before. You probably didn't know that Alexey raced Rudy before. You might know about the BTR Criterium, in which I bonked and Rudy rode away from me, leave his sister Jackie to suck my wheel for the whole race. In BTR, Rudy's move was perfectly fine, now that I think of it, and clever. You for sure probably don't know that In a triathlon, Rudy Peterson, son of Houston Peterson, shaved his head and wrote "C Ya" on it, and beat Alexey by nineteen seconds.
Sure he's a kid, but this might be a tad too far.
Rudy might not always be beating Alexey.
And when Alexey sees the five fingered boy, he will go up to him and say, "hello, my name is Alexey Vermeulen, you killed my dignity, prepare to lose." (that was a joke, remember The Princess Bride?)
Rudy will see when Alexey is pushing him to the limit, that this is no longer a game. It's officially become a race.
Maybe in the future things will shape up between Rudy, Alexey and I. Maybe we'll find an ally in him at junior nationals next year. It's also a bad idea for me to jump to conclusions. Hey, Alexey might be laughing at Rudy. Just keep in mind that Rudy is a human being, just like all of us, and his feelings can be hurt too. Just try to keep it all in perspective.