From the monthly archives:

February 2009

2009 Boulevard Road Race

February 7, 2009

Just as I was starting to feel good it started snowing. Big, wet, sloppy snowflakes coming down hard. Ok, now I’ll start from the beginning… It was freezing-ass cold in Live Oak Springs today for my first road race. I raced the Cat 5(a) along with several Descenders; Voris, Mike, Rick, Drew and Logan. The […]

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Waiting Patiently for my “Yippee!” Card

February 6, 2009

Several people around the country are reporting having received their acceptance letters for the 2009 Leadville 100 MTB Race. I haven’t gotten my “Yippee!” card yet and am hoping it’s because I’m two days away in San Diego. Apparently the letters were postmarked yesterday. Between the Boulevard race tomorrow and waiting to see if I […]

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The Answer to a Question

February 4, 2009

Ihave completed my training to race my first USCF road race. I’ve trained hard and consistently for the last 14 weeks and know that I’m stronger and faster on a bike than ever. The only thing left for me to do is some recovery, eat well and get plenty of rest. The weather forecast is […]

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Yellow Bike Takes the Win!

February 1, 2009

The pace was controlled up to kilometer zero where the two riders began the race. Yellow Bike took an early lead. He quickly got the gap with only a little bit of wobbling and weaving. Orange Bike followed at a safe distance. Authors note: This is really an account of me riding five miles around […]

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Town sign champion

February 1, 2009

Yesterday was my final group ride before Boulevard, my first USCF road race. The plan was a coastal pootle to Oceanside Harbor and eleven mighty Descenders showed up for the ride. The Mighty Descenders at Oceanside Harbor. I was under strict orders from Alpha not to push too hard – with the race less than […]

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