Saturday, March 24, 2012


Had a good time racing this weekend, well if you want to call it racing. It was a fun course, and turned out to be about perfect weather and road conditions. I guess I should of tried to go faster, 106th place out of 129! I did get stuck at a road crossing for about 3 minutes, and pulled over once to grab some enduralytes, but I was expecting a much better placing than that. I guess I held off too much throughout the race and could of pushed it harder. I came in to the finish feeling quite strong and pulling about 6 people. I think I was expecting better based on the amount of people that I passed on the course, I guess it was deceiving. Oh well, it was still a good time.

Sunday, March 11, 2012


What a perfect day to get out on the bike. 43 miles of hilly dirt roads, no mud and it was warm. What else can you ask for? We found some "new" dirt roads that will be a part of my normal route now that I know what is out there.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Post Season

Well a week with no races, it is kind of strange. I have been thinking about 2012 a lot lately. Going to try some new things, hopefully with better results next cross season.

Hoping for some snow in the near future, the XC skis are feeling neglected.

Friday, December 09, 2011

One more lap

Well I slogged through the mud on the singlespeed last week. One more to go this season. Hopefully it isnt muddy, but I have a feeling it may be.

The season hasnt been what I had hoped for. I guess that is what happens when life gets in the way of racing a bit. That isnt a excuse, it wasnt going good before all that. So back to the drawing board as they say for 2012. Thanks to go out to everyone that cheered me on at the races this fall.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Linden CX

Well I had a game plan going into this race to see if I could finish a bit higher in the standings. Training the last couple weeks has been a challenge, but I was feeling pretty good. The start of the race was a bit of chaos with people blowing through course tape, crashing, etc... I finally start to make some progress passing a few people here and there and then on the 5th lap going around a simple turn, wham I am on the ground. It hurt to say the least, I got up and thought I busted a rib. But I got back on the bike and figured to give it a try. The barrier section hurt, every climb hurt, I basically just rode until I got lapped just before the finish line. I must say I didnt mind getting lapped, I didnt want a DNF so that just made it easier for me. Still havent figured out the B race, Vets park is up next. I used to good there maybe I will get a bit lucky.

Sunday, October 02, 2011


Well time for the annual cold/flu/sinus infection thing. 2 years ago it was the first weekend of CX season, last year it was later probably mid Oct. This year well end of Sept. No racing for me this weekend which is too bad. There were two races I would of liked to do. Oh well, hopefully I have turned the corner on this one.

Monday, September 26, 2011

In the land of cheese

First trip to the planet bike USGP race this past weekend. The USGP folks always put on a first rate race, and this weekend didnt disappoint. The number ceremony on friday night was cool, and seeing all the big name pros is always fun.
Singlespeed cross is the way to go at these races, the course was perfect for it, and the small field size keeps the craziness down. John & Jim both did really good, I only got one day of racing in. Stupid rain, and a insulin pump that isnt waterproof had me sitting on the sidelines. At least I dont have a bike clean, because the course turned into a swamp.
The drive was long, but it was a fun weekend.