Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tour De Nez:
fast, technical and gasping. Just couldn't get any air in or power out all weekend. The races were hard but i just wasn't recovered from my illness and antibiotics. three days of disappointment and getting pulled. I loved the downtown Reno course at night, it was like a blacked out roller coaster.

The worst part about tanking a local race is all the people you know cheering you on around the course while you know it is just a mater of time before you get pulled. :(

This ends the race report with no placings and no detail cause I just don"t want to remember it. Next year......

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Twilight #6 Aircenter

2 days till the Tour De Nez and the goal is to sit in and just ride it out for participation points(9+ ges same points) in the series. Well, less than a full lap into it I put in a little dig for a first lap prime and found myself off the front with a Natural Grocers elite rider also in town for TDN. We kept working together and stayed away for the whole race. Always nice to have a class rider with you that just looks over and say "prime split" and instantly you are on the same page, stay away and win. I took a final dig on the last lap and rolled in solo while Bubba took the field sprint for 3rd. I have the series locked up now with a couple rounds still to go. Good moderate effort and I'll find out tonight if it was a little to much effort.

Monday, June 15, 2009

@#!$% time trials

1 sinus infection + 2 long(ish) Time trials= a whole lotta suck.

Dunlap TT:
Went out WAY to hard into the head wind at about 120% of threshold and blew sky high 30 minutes into it. Suffered through the last almost 12 minutes for 10th but had to even ride sitting up on the base bar for a bit, no bueno.

Doing the quasimodo sitting, hunched up and gasping for air.

District TT:
Poppin antibiotics all week trying to kick the bug before Tour de Nez, I'm going to skip it, I'm going to skip it, I'm going to skip it. I wore up at 5:30 loaded the car and went to sattley. I hurt within minutes. I went out to hard again but backed it off a little quicker this time. Suffered through for 7th in the elite men's open but 30 seconds slower than last year and less watts.

Oh well, 1 more local crit on tuesday and then 4 days of suffering with the Nez and Nevada City. Good times.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Ok lets get caught up real quick:

Cold Springs TT(14 mile)-
The Tuesday night race this week was a TT and I haven't ridden my tt bike in a month. Thunder storms and rain kept it interesting but where it was time to go the roads were dry, wind free and awesome. It went pretty damn good and my power was right there. Set a new course record by about half a minute but it hurt very badly. Just after the finish it started pouring again.

Golden State/Spring Hill RR-
No comment, these races never happened and that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Auburn crit-
Like a mini Nevada City, epic and sketchy at the same time. Oh the pain. Lots of suffering and I got popped off with about 8 top go on the climb but Joe hung in there to take third. Gerlach solo'd about half the race for the win.

Folsom Crit-
Again Gerlach(and Sayers) was the main protagonist in the race and i was very close to getting the most aggressive rider away. I just couldn't seem to get the right makeup for a break to stick. Joe finished strong in a bunch sprint for 4th.

Modesto RR-
Attacks went right away but without us so we had to do a nice TTT to bring it back and Aaron made it into the winning break of the day. He finished 6th but fellow reno hommie Jermey Holdway took the win, nice.

Modesto Crit-
Attacked right from the gun and Clif Bar was great at getting in anything. Gerlach brought back a couple breaks before the winning break went away. It had JD in it and he took the win. Awesome.