Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Zulu. Marty Cooper



I will always remember a road trip I did with the Zulu. We were having a bit of a heart to heart. You know the one where your trying to solve the meaning of life. Marty was telling me about his old Pro wind surfing days when he was over in the USA. I couldnt help myself. I had to ask. "Mate It must have been great doing that stuff. Surf, girls , parties. Girls, party," I think the response was something like. - Thats the difference between Me and you mate. When all the parties were going on, I was still out in the surf training. I would only come in to eat an drink. Then go out again.


Like the Zulus blab on Me, we have only known each other for 6 years. We have two things in common. We ride bikes. We breath air. This weekend is the holy grail for most of us riders in Gladstone. I think Marty has the experence of big time in other sports as well as cycling to know what this race is all about. An knowing how to race this race when it counts. Marty you would have to be the most respected and the most feared rider in the M1 bunch. You cant hide behind the old "Im just riding fresh" anymore old mate. You are the Wolf in Sheeps clothing.

This weekend will unfold into a great story. I believe how you ride this race will have a big influence on the outcome of the race.