Tuesday, May 27, 2008

logging the hours

Well not a whole lot has been going on this summer. Just pulling weeds and riding my bike. I have been getting some good hours in on the bike and am looking forward to race on Sunday.
Conor and I have been picking weeds at one of our buddies house in the morning hours and riding in the afternoon. Not to bad so far. Today we are suppose to go ride for four hours and then go do an hour crit then ride back home for 40 min or so, so I hope it will be a good day if the weather holds up. It has been cloudy and drizzling the last two days and just makes me want to sit inside all day and do nothing.
My first race since collegiate nats will be this Sunday at City Park at 12:30 if anyone wants to show up and yell for us. It is the same race as the DU race this year but with 2 miles added onto it. Some big boys showed up to this race for the collegiate race so maybe they will be back to rip my legs off.

Saturday, May 17, 2008


Well I am finally done with school. This year went by so fast I can't believe we are already done. Nationals went well, I did a lot better then I thought I would in the RR. Right off the bat we started climbing the damn and man my legs were not ready for that. I fell off the back but chased really hard and caught back on. It was a really hard race, especially the back side with a slight downhill, I was hurting so bad and spinning out. But my legs were hanging in there, then after we did the laps and were heading back to finish I was thinking I was going to get dropped on the climbs back but I didn't. The last corner on the decent was very sketch. Everyone in front of me had there wheels locked up and so did I. Then I heard the guy being me just slam right into the guard rail. It was not a pleasant sound I hope he was ok, I think two guys crashed there. With my adrenaline pumping I finished 10th and Conor 7th. Both top ten not bad at all.
Then Sunday was the crit and I was expecting high things for myself. But that didn't happen. Not a great performance but not shitty either. I hung in there and finished 31st or so and Conor like 28th. O well can't do great in them all.
I have been doing a lot of moving in the past week. I had finals last week and was moving into our new house in Grand Junction. Then I had to move all my summer things here to my parents house where I am going to stay for the summer so I can get some good racing in. I am just ready to race my bike.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


What a race. I had a lot of fun and it was really hard. My first cat 2 race and I think it ended up a success. I finished all 5 stages rubber side down and am still kicking. The first day totally kicked by butt, with my engine shutting down about 20 miles to the finish because i had no fuel. No water, I only had 3 bottles for 95 miles or so because when I got to the neutral feed zone they were out. So the next day I came out with revenge. Brought plenty of water and was ready to go. Once the race started and we we out of the neutral zone I went with an attack. After a while it was about 9 guys and we stayed away the whole race. With 3 more guys catching on with about 15 miles to go. I didn't think at all that I was going to be able to stick in the break all day but I did and it was sweet. Ended up 6th, not bad. Then the rest of the days just went on. Did the TT but not at my max, pretty much just road, then the crit I was trying to get in a break to stick. One guy was up the road so Just road away from everyone on the uphill and caught the solo rider ahead. We stayed away for about 5 laps then we got pulled back in. Got a prime and then just ended up finishing in the bunch sprint. Last day held on for dear life. Stayed on until the last climb.

All in all it was a fun a successful weekend. Already got some upgrade points. Leaving Thursday for Collegiate Nationals. Hope to see everyone there.

O ya I got my Euro Mullet