Monday, February 9, 2009

Red Trolley Classic

Once again, I would first like to thank God for keeping everyone safe yesterday in what was an incredible race. Then I would like to thank Sean Burke for comping Iggy's race. Without people like that helping us, we would have not been able to race these last two days. Now for the race report:

WOW! so many riders and spectators. From grandparents to parents to kids and even kids in strollers. It was awesome. There must have been at least 200 riders in the pro field. Our good friends from Jelly Belly, Successful Living, Rock Racing and many other teams, and lots of friends. Since this is Iggy's blog I will mainly speak of how he did and what I saw. Boy, I am so proud of my son. Iggy was in the front a lot working and chasing. Just remember he's only 18 years of age and is out there with the BIG Boys, and doing very well. It was a fast race. The end came down to the wire where Jelly Belly had their train going and Iggy right behind them. Rhasahn Bahati and Justin Williams on Iggy's wheel. Iggy started the lead out for Justin and then jumped back in. Justin took the win. Our good friend Brad Huff got 2nd. A few others in between and Little Iggy finished 10th. He made a big impact on a lot of people after Saturday's race while being right in the mix of things till a broken chain took him out. I think what people were saying is that what mental toughness he has to stick it out during the snow and the rain. Then coming out yesterday and being in front a lot during the race. Steve Hegg said to me "what is your son doing up in front"? I then replied, "Getting you to notice him." Steve then replied, "You can't help but notice him." What a compliment coming from our good friend Steve Hegg, 1984 Gold Olympic winner. So many people are starting to notice little Iggy and it makes me very proud. What makes me even prouder is that people not only notice his riding skills, but also a well mannered and nice kid. That goes along ways just ask Neil Shirley. You can be competitive, but if everyone likes you because you are nice, you can go a lot further in the cycling world, and in life period. Thanks everyone for being so kind to us. It makes me proud to know you and to be treated with respect. I have always taught Iggy to be respectful and kind to everyone because it will take him far. Thanks for reading this if you do. Kids are awesome. God bless you for checking Iggy's blog and cheering us on. Randall, it was great seeing you there. Love you all.

Daddy Iggy




Thank you Kevin Davenport for your photos! Check out more of Kevin's photos aqui.

Here is a photo from Randall Hollis:
Look at Iggy leading the huge pack!

9 comments:

IBR - Panda said...

Nice job Iggy!!! We are very proud of you and all of your accomplishments. - Vince and Da Hui at Island Boy Racing

Anonymous said...

I would like to thank our good friends Island Boys for always supporting little Iggy in every which way. Thanks Panda.

God bless you guys always

Daddy iggy

KevinD said...

Awesome performance! Great family :)

Fernando said...

Muy bien iggy, yo te conoci desde cuando eras un nino y que apenas empesavas el ciclismo con tu bicicleta azul como recuerdo esa bici. y ahora todo un muchacho grande y muy fuerte me as sorprendido, sigue asii y recuerda que tu forma de ser nunca la cambies eres muy buen hijo. your dad can translate all this!! for me! !jejeje

Anonymous said...

I would like to thank everyone for the awesome compliments in English and in Spanish. It really means alot to me. I know that if little Iggy ever looks at his own blog it will be very inspiring to him. It's people like you guys who support us is what it's all about. These inspiring messages will just drive Iggy even more. Thank you everyone for supporting my son and all of your kind words. May God bless all of you.

Daddy Iggy

Anonymous said...

iggy needs to start posting on his own blog!! i would love to hear how it is for him. The race was very exciting to watch and a great win for rock racing. i have some photos biggy and will send them today. keep this thing updated...you know we are reading. again, it was great to see you at the race big and to see lil iggy lay it down made it a lot more fun to watch.

randal

Anonymous said...

Thanks Randall. What is hard is that Iggy doesn't like to talk about himself. Perhaps when you are around you can ask him questions like an interview per say and we will post it. What would be cool is if you can interview him after each race. He will do that for you but not for me. It would be awesome because it would be good practice for him and you can get it straight from him. I hope that you are interested. Love your comments and I as well enjoy having all of our friends there. It makes me very happy. Just know that I'm a little outhere and I always have to keep moving. Thanks for understanding. You are awesome Randall. Think about what I'm asking. I've been wanting to do that for awhile now in getting it straight from little Iggy. Perhaps we can name it "Straight from Little Iggy"

God bless and Thanks.

Daddy Iggy

Anonymous said...

i will consider that...maybe even through email...ill start bringing my camera to the track to see what i can get as well...i took some more photos off the blog and plan on working with them soon. keep us updated!

randal

Anonymous said...

Thanks Randall,
I can also get you his # so that you can interview him after each race or you can come to the track when he trains. I will wait til you decide if you want to or not. Thanks for all that you do. You are awesome.

God bless

Daddy iggy