Saturday, April 24, 2010

10th place

I took 10th place in a race today. There were maybe 40 or 50 riders. It was a slow race with no breakaways. I was ok with that. I fell on an uphill segment (going nice and slow). I only skinned my knee. No big deal. I worked with various guys from other teams to catch back up. By the time I caught up to the main group, I was pretty toasted. I was fourth place around the last turn, but didn't have any sprint in the legs.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Wind

Today's ride was rough. The wind was gusting at 22 mph. Even when not going straight into it, it throws you around. It feels like you are always fighting to go straight and to stay upright. Your front wheel suddenly has a mind of its own. Then I got to grind out my way home going oh so slow. My legs ached and I cut the ride short. I didn't even feel bad about it.

I did some practice corners and got around one going 25.7 mph. That's a bit better than last week, but it would help if I did it with others. It will come along though if I keep at it.

That's all for the night. What would you know I'm sitting here on the couch watching Masterpiece Classic again. Oh, Sean Bean.

I need this semester to wrap up pronto.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Pre Practice Race Picture

In my head I'm thinking, "If I could just better corner, I could open a can of whoop-A"

(Picture taken by Chris U.)