Thursday, February 22, 2007

Not long until my first race!

Hey everybody, sorry for the hiatus on my blog for the past couple of weeks. I had a long weekend in Seattle with the family for my grandmothers 70th birthday. My aunt and uncle did a suprise party that they had been planning since before Christmas. We had a lot of cousins that I had not seen since I was probably 8 or so, so it was a lot of fun for sure. We spent a day in downtown Seattle ate some really good seafood, and went to a music museum called the EMP. It is a tribute to a lot of the music that has some out of Seattle, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Jimi Hendrix. But it was a pretty cool to see a lot of the memorbilia that they had there. They had the guitar that Jimi Hendrix played at woodstock in 1969, handwritten lyrics from Kurt Cobain, pretty cool stuff for sure.
Aside from my trip to Seattle, I made it back into Colorado late monday night. Had my first day back on the bike on Tuesday. Next week I'm finally going to get to do some real hard efforts before my first race at UNM on the 3rd of March. I'm real excited to see how I do in my first race. I've been working really hard and I'm hoping that it pays off. But we shall see after my first race. I have been glued to the TV every night since the Tour of California started, and I can't help but think that the call that the referee made the other day was a bad one. Ben Jaques-Maines should have been wearing the yellow I think, and Levi is really lucky that he was able to keep his spot. I hope that mistakes like this will just make the referees better in the future. The next stage showed that Levi was in really good form looked way more comfortable on those climbs than just about anybody. Jens Voigt was really fun to watch, went on the attack and stayed away all day for the win, and won with room to spare. Anyways, I got 10 hours of base to do this week so I better get out and start it up, thanks for checking in, more updates soon.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Not letting a little snow get me down

Well I woke up to a small dusting of snow this morning, but I refuse to spend today on the trainer. The forecast calls for it to have flurries all day today, and we are looking at a high of 23 degrees. I had a solid weekend of training, and it started out on friday with a light ride with Corey and Brian for just over an hour. On Saturday I went on about a 2 hour ride or so in Greeley, and then made my way back to Denver for a concert that night. Me and my brothers went to Bela Fleck and the Flecktones at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Denver. It was a really good show and Bela Fleck is one of the best banjo players I have ever seen, it was very impressive for sure. On Sunday, I got out on the mountain bike for the first time since September or so. Rode on some dirt trails around the Littleton area it was kinda muddy but it was a lot of fun. Yesterday I did a light ride due to swimming about a mile in a half in swimming class. Well I have a big week on the bike ahead of me due to my small vacation to Seattle for a long weekend. Thanks for checking in.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Transition Week 1

Well I started my Transition for my training this week and it has been going really well. Finally got out of base and get to hurt a little bit on the bike. Monday was a beautiful 60 degrees outside, with dry roads pretty much all around. Couldn't have asked for a better day and beats the hell out of my bedroom and riding inside. I rode around the chatfield resevoir and on some of the local trails here in the metro denver area. Tuesday was my work day, and I went on a similar route but went a little longer this time, and spent some time near Roxbouroh park near littleton. My highlight of the day was seeing a pack of 3 coyotes chasing down a deer. The passed over the road not 20 meters from me, so there was a little excitement there. I'm heading to Greeley on Friday, and I will be there most of Saturday, if anybody wants to ride give me a shout!