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I Love a Good Bike Race

February 24, 2009

Last Sunday, I was lucky enough to watch the Stage 8 of the Tour of California as they raced over Palomar Mountain, here in San Diego. Levi, on Jens Voigt’s wheel, being LeviSTRONG. We rode up Palomar the morning of and reveled in the spectacle that is a bike race. There was the Pope, the […]

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Postcards From Boulevard

February 8, 2009

My friend Mark drove an hour east of San Diego just so he could stand in the freezing cold, rain and snow to get these pictures of us. He is the man! Thanks Mark! Click on any photo to view a larger version. This is the lead group on the first lap. There are three […]

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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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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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Failure versus Quitting

January 25, 2009

Iwent back to the Boulevard Race course yesterday with Mark, Voris and Rick. The idea was to pootle the first lap as a preview and then race the second and third. We’re just two weeks away from the actual race and we all wanted to leave everything on the road. I got more than just […]

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