Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Money brings out the super freaks

Merco GP and RR is this weekend and with good sized payouts the start list is looking formatible. BMC, Bissell, Cal Giant, Davis, Webcor, Colivita all have a lot of guys in the race and a couple of other Rock and the like. More speed work, more out classed.

Snelling RR

Coming into this I knew it was going to hurt. We have had less than ideal weather for the past week with rain and snow. The race is a neutral roll for a couple miles(yeah like a bike race is ever really neutral) followed by 11 mile loops. THe race was fast right from to go and never let up. We had 120 starters in the p/1/2 race and 90 finished on a basicly flat course and a calm day. The final 3k of the course is absolutly horrible. It was so rough it bounced your hands off the bars. We finished what was supposed to be a 86 mile race(but was short) in just under 3 hours. Good speed work but not up to snuff yet.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Flyin one week, crashin the next

Last weekend at Land Park I felt fantastic, this week not so much. Cherry Pie was yesterday and it was 10lbs of suck in a 5lb bag. I wore my hr strap for the race which I usually only wear in training and it caused some sever cramping on my side. It took about 40 minutes after pulling the strap down for the pain to go away. What was happening during said 40 minute time frame? I was holding down the oh so prestigious tail-gunner position and working way to hard to keep contact. Finally the pain subsided and I went to the front to try and give JD some help and get something going. Unfortunately my legs were not cooperating and the race ended with a whimper. Oh well, it's only February.

Nice suffer pics though: