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.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The time is almost up, are you ready?

I think I am, just a couple more weeks. The pain cave is calling.

Kind of makes me think of star wars.

"That place… is strong with the dark side of the Force. A domain of evil it is. In you must go."
"What's in there?"
"Only what you take with you."

Tuesday, August 02, 2011


Finally did my first race of the season. Much later into the summer than I originally planned, but I really havent had much interest in racing the mtb this year. The stony TT is my home course, I ride this trail and the same route all the time. Overall I felt good, it was a hot day, and lets face it I am a bit rusty when when it comes to racing. The guy I started with went out too hard I caught him by the time we hit the first fire road. I pretty much rode with him until we got into the coaster, and then I went around and pretty much rode the rest of the race by myself. I probably should of passed him sooner, and it probably cost me 5th place sitting on for longer than I should of. Then I was sick for 3 days, and missed some training. I am feeling better now though, and looking forward to September.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Tour de Cure

Almost time for the Tour de Cure, but plenty of time left to donate. Click the link at the right.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Next One Down

This time it was the stomach flu.
On the plus side:
I lost 15lbs, but I know where it all went, and it sure wasnt enjoyable.
Caught up on my sleep.
Got to eat toast and chicken broth for all my meals.
Maybe by getting all these stupid things now, I wont when the real season begins.
Probably wont eat 5 guys burgers and fries again for a very long time.

On the down side:
I had the stomach flu.
The 15lbs I lost are probably already back.
No Barry-Roubaix this year.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

A ear infection?

Not just for kids apparently. So I cant open or close my mouth without all kinds of pain, this sucks. It seems to be getting a little bit better but it has kept me off the bike now since wednesday. Maybe tomorrow it will be better, if not back to the Dr.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My name is...

Training is my name, racing is my game. First race isnt too far away.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Its snowing!

Maybe some XC skiing instead of a run this week??

First real workout of the season tonight. On pace with last year, power numbers were down a couple of watts, but that is ok. :)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Yeah I know, I know

I know its been a while. Not much to say I guess. 2011 is here, my race schedule is made, and I am hoping for better results this year. I plan to do more mountain bike races to help prepare for cross. This is going to be my first week of training, which is a week behind last year. Too much stress at work last week, but I am looking forward to getting on the bike this week. Hopefully I can get some early season fitness in time for B-R in March.