Saturday, September 25, 2010


Time trial start line spectators.
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Start line at the fall time trial series
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Time Trial Season

I finally broke 26 minutes flat for my 10 mile time trial time. I went all out tonight and it paid off. A really fast person started 1 minute after me. At the 5 mile turn around he was about 30 behind me. I really didn't want to get passed so I pushed really hard. Every time I looked over my shoulder he was a bit closer so I had to try a bit harder. In the end he beat me by 2 seconds. It stinks being passed at the finish line, but who has to complain when you shatter your own PR.

Here is a graph of my 3 years of the same 10 mile time trial. There are 5 time trails in the series and I usually quite when it gets too cold.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


I should had been a farmer

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It will eat you

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Monday, September 6, 2010

It happened

I am finally able to make my big announcement. It took a bit longer than I was led to believe, but who cares.

Ta Da!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Ride in the rain

I just finished the best ride of the year. It was fast, long (for me), lung busting, leg screaming and amazing. Did I mention it rained the whole time?!!!! There came a point around mile 30 when I stopped caring about all the mud that was getting sprayed in my face from the wheel in front of me because the draft was that important. It felt like I didn't even need to drink water because there was always so much getting in my mouth from my helmet and the spray from the road. Anyway, I'm filthy.... and happy. There were only three of us riding today (probably because of the steady downpour), so there was no hiding in the pact and drafting for the whole ride. About the time you recovered from being on the front it was time to take another pull. I was pretty happy with my performance. I certainly wasn't the strongest rider, but I was able to take respectable pulls and keep the line moving forward.

I tried to find a video to show water getting kicked up by a bike wheel, but I don't think anyone is willing to sacrifice their camera to the elements.

While we were pushing hard, I clocked us going between 25-27 mph. Then my odometer short circuited due to excess rain. My shoes felt like they had little lakes in them.

Ohhh... Because of the wind we executed a eschalan. It's a special form of drafting to deal with strong side winds.. This was only he second time I've ever done one, so I was happy for the practice.


It has to be a good day when you see this if front of you

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