My season's done. This has been brewing since nats...a little voice in the back of my head that kept getting louder. My good form kept the riding pretty fun but last weekend I cracked and after the tnwc I knew it was time to hang it up.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday Karl, Crusty and I did a long "flat" ride...we motored out bluff to 601 then turned around and made our way to the Gmart then in...about 60 miles and I hit my lap button on each pull and did 10' for each one at around my FTP. Great fast ride and I was riding pretty strong...karl of course was killing it too.
Friday, July 10, 2009
With French Broad coming up I wanted to hit some Vo2 intervals again so I did 4x4' at 120% before the group ride. Felt strong. The weather was iffy so not many people showed but that was fine cuz I wanted to get some more V02 efforts in. We pretty much motored with Karl, Paul and Kevin killing it. It's a lot easier to ride at 130% of FTP with a few strong guys on your wheel.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Last night I went to the tnwc with one purpose...to ride as hard as possible. A few others had the same idea so it was one of the hardest crits of the year. Instead of attacking and then recovering I just went with every break I could and got pretty fried. I knew I wouldn't win the sprint so when Jay led it out I jumped after turn 3 to make it interesting and made it t0 200m to go before detonating.
Monday, July 6, 2009
For the geeks:
See the soon to be ripped off leg tattoo (and nice "tribal" arm ring...ballin!) Some more photo's HERE
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Last night I slept like crap...I was wired and a bit nervous about the race today. My race was at 11:30 so there was no rush in the morning. I got there at around 10am and had a really good warmup then put the race wheels on and did some laps on the course.
Friday, July 3, 2009
After Tuesday's race I took Wed off hanging at the TT course with LL. On Thursday Julie and I did a 2:15 ride where I did the first hour at tempo then followed her wheel the last hour. The legs felt awesome and it was very hard not to ride harder (that's why I just sat on after a while).
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Here's some random thoughts on the nats RR...
The "feed" zone was on a climb...but one we'd hit at 25+ mph. Carnage. I never saw one person actually get a feed, just bottles flying everywhere. Not that you needed one in a 50 mile RR with 80˚ weather.