George and Markley arrived at a frigid Pulaski, Virginia ready to get the 2009 race season started. After a -8 degree start it was all about moving forward in order to stay warm. The paddle was cancelled due to the lake being completely frozen. Ice skating was momentarily thought of as a replacement, but due to short notice there wasn’t enough skates for everyone. We had moments of temporary insanity as we crossed frozen creek after frozen creek, atleast 50 times, on our bikes. In the end we pulled out a third place finish on the full course. George and I were happy with our finish down in Pulaski. Training begins now for the season as Team Crank begins to look forward to a jam packed season of epic races. Thanks to those that sent shout outs while we were racing at the One Day Xtreme. Odyssey put on a good race and the competition was superb.