Monday, July 16, 2007

QCBC 40km TT Champs

First TT since last year, and it was 40km...also a first. Wow that is a hard race. It was pancake flat with one turn, which allowed for good fast times. I didn't think I would be able to hold a decent pace, but hey it happend, and I feel like I had some left over at the end, so I should have gone harder!

Paul won...yea buddy
Jimmy won the juniors, lack of competition ;) Also did 40km instead of the 20km because he supposedly missed the markings on the road. SURE!!!!

anyway, I am feeling good right now, hopefully it stays until state rr!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

A fluke???? I am guessing so!

So, when I started this week........I was really down in the dumps after what happened on Sunday over in Clear Lake. I thought, uh oh....maybe I am starting to loose form or be wasted from the summer of racing.

But yesterday and today...I have done some hard rides with what seems to be good sucess and little fatigue. This has almost made my week! A better week would come with the 40km TT this weekend over in Cordova, lets get a good finish huh!

3 big races coming up for me....State RR, Crit and TT are all races, I hope to do well in so we will see how it goes!

Vino crashed in the tour today...lost 1m30sec!!!! ALRIGHT LEVI!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Yikes....not a good day!

Went over to Clear Lake for the race this morning.

42 miles with heat and a huge wind factor.....

I didn't eat enough this morning and paid for it half way in, I was popped off in one of the cross-wind sections when the field was strung out and rode by myself the last 10 miles.....gosh darnit!!

Chris! Broke away for the whole race and managed to edge John Eppen for the win, what a strong performance.

I just needed to eat more, I really think that is what got me......My legs are fine now, if only I would have had the energy then!!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Northfield Crit

Drove up to Northfield for the longest crit of my life....45 min.

I was surprised to see 5 other Iowa boys with me in the 4's race. Started out decently fast, I knew the turn up the hill was going to be bad, just about as bad as the entrance to snake. It only took about 4 laps before someone was pushed into the curb and went down. On the top of the course, it was pretty bad....potholes and rough pavement caused at least 3 flats, and I am glad I didn't.

Coming around the 2nd to last lap up the hill, I could see some of the guys were starting to tire, so I was gonna go for it. Unfortunately, the guys on the back of the field used their speed to get up the hill and I was boxed I had to settle for a sprint try. The pace really picked up, on the last hill I still found myself in 4th wheel all the way down to the last corner, to bad I don't have a sprint and had to settle for 8th. Top out of all the Iowa finishers, and 3 out of the money, oh well....all top 10 placings in the 4's races I have done so far!!! SWEET!

I feel good, and hope it stays with me for the BBQ Road Race on Sunday!!! YEA!


Sunday, July 1, 2007

State TTT

Went up for the State TTT with 3 other guys and a fan for the race today.

It was a great race, John Adamson and Bike Tech really did a good job. The course was awesome outside of a few cracks in the road, but hey...its racing!

We started out wanting to shoot for 22mph avg, and at the end we ended with that was awesome. Were passed by Paul's team of course, and a Free Flight team....who placed 1st and 3rd. We did end up catching I believe 5 teams ourselves, which was pretty sweet. All in all, I had a lot more fun this year then at the race last year.

Now its time to rest for 2 days, then go to Northfield for some racing then over to Clear Lake!