Thursday, July 30, 2009
The Tuesday fast ride was fun with some quick riding. We rode south of town, south of Bridgewater on some sweet roads. I am constantly amazed at how many back roads there are for riding here. We are really lucky.
The hopes of the young wannabe pros, Andy and Ryan, were crushed by Kyle"Naysayer" or "No Compromises" Lawrence. He put the kabosh on the 13 sprint signs and 3 Koms with the set route. Oh Well. I guess JV is going to stay JV. Did I mention Jonathon won most of the sprints head to head against Ryan?
I'm bummed that I couldn't get my new Turner going for this weekend. There were some tears. I was so excited to ride the new DW link bike up at the 101. Even though its a chill race, I still get all bent up over little things with racing. Tim ran into some problems with some of my old components because some of the screws on the STI levers were so overtight we couldn't change the hoses. Or something like that. But the Turner that I have now will do me good.
Have you ever checked out yearbookyourself ? It is pretty hilarious! You can go through the years and get all the sweet hairdos and relive the glory days.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I am excited to go on the Tuesday Night Fast ride. Supposedly, there is a new route that has 13 sprints and 3 KOMs. This is the brainchild of Fawley and Mcgeegan. I like the initiative and spirit. If its good and they let me win a couple of sprints then maybe I'll motorpace them this fall for cyclocross season with my new MOTORCYCLE license!
Monday, July 20, 2009
This weekend marked my sweet anniversary of breaking my tibia and fibula at National Championships in Mt. Snow Vermont. What a freak stab dab it was! Its hard to believe the recovery took a year for me. I thought that being in great shape would of sped it up a bit, but I guess when you break a weight bearing bone it levels the playing field a lot. Of course, I probably could of done a little better with my recovery if I dedicated myself to the healing of my leg, like I did for my bike racing. But once I "retired" and didn't have to train, I got pretty lazy all in all. I lost a lot of focus.
I had a lot of repercussions from not walking for so long like poor balance and very weak back and hip muscles. I could ride my bike pretty good, but when it came time to do a big move or ride in wet conditions, I was just not the same rider as before. But I'm getting better. I also have not run yet. It just feels weird and weak to do that.
But this past weekend, I felt great on my bike. I felt balanced, competent and very happy. I love my Turner and just put on some Maxxis Advantage tires.
It was great spending the weekend up in Canaan with Tim, Ruby, Chippy, Chaga, Mellie, Mateo and Luisa(our friends from guatemala). The weather was so cool and the trails were primo. I was so stoked to see Tim fall in love with the Moon Rocks. He is such a good rider that the traditional locals line is too easy for him. He has picked out new, more difficult and more fun lines for himself. And that is one thing that I love about riding up there is that there are line choices for all.
I'm working with the yellow jersey Fawley and the girl scouts this week. Then I'm taking a three day beginner motorcycle course because I've always wanted to.
Rock out the rest of the summer!