Here is a big pet peeve for me. When people misuse the placement of apostrophes when showing possession.
Incorrect: "James' bike is a Look 555"
Correct: "James's bike is a Look 555"
When the subject ends with an "s", add an apostrophe and then another "s". It is just that simple.
Here's the point: apostrophe and then an "s"!!!! It really shouldn't be that difficult.
This probably rubs off as meaningless to you, but I thought that you might get a kick out of what goes on inside my mind. Pretty deep, huh?
p.s. I rode with Team Strada today. They were all pretty nice, but we for sure still haven't figured out on a team. There are a lot of positives and negatives that we will have to consider.
They're really old school. One of their biggest goals is to develop a cadence of 200 rpm. I ended up riding with Nick Thorpe (15 years old), Jeff Biever, Lisa Kolin (Mike Kolin's wife), and a couple other people (including Dad).
Nick Thorpe has a wicked acceleration. Jeff sort of launched an acceleration up a climb that really got us going. Nick exploded his way into the lead, but I crawled my way back (because I can't spin as fast as they can, I'm like Jan Ullrich). Then I punched it home to lead Nick to the top of the climb. Pretty fun, though I was spinning out of control and my chain was screaming at me.
The only other hard riding was on a flatter section coming back into town. Sometimes they will just randomly jump, prompting a rapid succession of accelerations. The first one caught me out, but we regrouped quickly. I got in the drops and the right gear. I followed all the moves, feeling very good. Near the end, my dad kicked it into overdrive and left everyone behind except for Jeff. I bridged up just before the end.
So it was fun. But we have much to decide.