Kern Kern,
when will I learn?
The race is still hard,
my legs will still burn.

We stay at work late
then race down the 5.
God only knows
if we'll make it alive.

The time trial is fast,
the climb a nightmare.
And the road race?
Those hills are a bear!

We race and we eat.
We laugh and we cry.
How did I do?
I think I'll just lie.

Our cat 3 women
just can't be beat!
All of the rest of them
wilt in the heat.

Legs are too tired
to get out of bed;
it must be dehydration
effecting my head.

I'm tired and cranky
and terribly sore.
What the hell's wrong with me
that I can't wait for more?!

- Julie Baird