Thursday, November 29, 2007

This guy rocks! I have read a ton of articles on him.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

I went on the local WBL ride today. It was a bit cold this morning but my body began to warm up thanks to The Bike Store's new kit. I also purchased one of the Craft WS baselayers.

I think the ride was around 55ish miles with a 10 mile attack zone. Go to the local WBL site to check things out. I can tell I don't have any endurance b/c of specific training for cross. I was dropped not even half way through the 10 mile attack zone at the end of the ride.

As of right now I am 10th overall in the state with two remaining races for the Georgia series.

I have finalized my 2008 schedule or at least the major events. I don't have the exact dates for my small events just b/c its hard to find them for 2008 yet. I will post it all tomorrow for your viewing pleasure.

Sneak Peek:
Here our the shoes I have ordered to start my 2008 bid for my main event.

Monday, November 12, 2007

I finished with no mechanicals! I placed either 7th or 8th. Gearing up for next weekends state champs in Augusta. Race report soon to follow.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Tuesday night, it was a cold one!

Thursday evenings ride.

Thursday was a long 45 minute TT ride.

I ran this morning. Legs felt good.

Race schedule is going to be posted by this weekend along with sponsors, wait I am not sponsored, oh well.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Brady and Chance stopped by from Blue Competition Cycles today. Great lineup for 2008.

The RC8 as shown has full carbon dropouts. More specs to come. I supplied pictures for your bike porn viewing pleasure.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Good warm up

The Pro12 field. Tim Barrett leading all day with the chase group a ways behind.

Well today was another mechanical. Lets recap shall we. Conyers, crank breaks off spindle, Ft. Yargo, could not attend due to death in family, and Monroe, front derailleur slips into big ring of crank (Dave from Thomson and I could only figure I must of hit it with my right foot while remounting the bicycle. It happened on the second lap after passing the pits so I had to wait until I rode past it again later in the lap to switch to my hardtail. So while I was trying to stay composed I also had to keep everyone in site. Well that didn't happen. So I decided I would keep racing but pretty much all by myself in the back. I did eventually pass some people.

All in all it certainly does suck but stuff like that you really can't help. If it was something I could have prevented with normal maintenance its one thing but these two mechanicals just popped up. My last mechanical before this season was back in 2002 when my handlebar broke. 3 mechanicals/freak accidents in about 6 years, not bad. I will keep trucking and push on towards Macons race this weekend coming up.

I also have to start getting ready for a half marathon coming up in January. I will just start adding more running into my schedule. I just want to finish around 1:34 which is about 7:10 per mile pace.

Speaking of running the olympic trials for the marathon were held in NYC this weekend. My man Ryan Hall won, Dathan Ritzenhein and the hard working Brian Sell placed behind to finish up the top 3. They will represent the USA in the upcoming olympics next year. Ryan broke 2:10, sub 5:00 mile pace. Check out some interviews at Flocasts.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

This morning was cold enough that I had to pull out the new team winter jacket. It was almost to warm. Chris and I did a warm up, 3 moderate intervals, 2 stomp intervals, and then a cool down. Just enough to get my legs ready for tomorrow.

Bike is dialed in and ready to go.

The race is in Monroe, Iplaced 7th last year at this course. We will see how it goes.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Pictures from last nights ride with my dad. I threw in some intervals to wake the legs up. I felt pretty good.

Cross race on Sunday, more intervals tomorrow morning with Chris.

Pictures from the Ergon pack will be up hopefully by tomorrow's mid-day. The family is headed to the Sweetwater festival tomorrow for the day. It should be fun. I don't get many Saturdays off.

I will also be posting full photos/specs of my cross bike.