Sunday, May 20, 2007

Coal Miners Classic

Well after my few week hiatus from racing I decided that I needed to get back out there and try my luck at a few open races. The race was held out in Louisville, the course is just over a mile long, with a long uphill finish. We had a really large field with probably about 70 guys. It quickly split up and I managed to stay in the main group. It only lasted about 5 or 6 laps before I started to feel that hill more and more on each lap. Anyway, I lasted about 20 to 25 minutes in the main group which is probably the best I have ever done in an open race. If you look at my old posts the first ACA race that I was in I managed to get spit out of the back in about 5 minutes. At least I got my money's worth today I suppose. I hope to do some more open races this summer, and hopefully be able to finish in the pack eventually. Now that I am finally on a regular schedule at work, I can work in time for training. Hopefully I'll be able to scrape some pics off of the internet from the race, until then...

Wednesday, May 09, 2007


Well I made it to the end of my sophmore year today, and it couldn't have come at a better time. I was getting pretty burned out on school and its nice that it is finally over. Got to hit the grind of work again tomorrow. Anywho, more later I'm gonna eat some dinner.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Dopers Suck

Well as most of you probably know, Ivan Basso finally came clean today, and I thought that I should shed light on the subject. Gotta hand it to the guy for finally coming clean, for having a guilty concience I guess. I would probably be guilty to if I had won the Giro by cheating, but thats just me I guess. In my opinion I think that the majority of guys on the pro circuit are clean, but i know that there are some who cheat. I think that it really sucks that they have to bring down the sport of cycling like this. It gives it all a bad name, when cycling is such a great thing, and something like this only brings it down. I hope that this little incident will bring all others to just confess to what they did instead of beating around the bush. I read an article recently about a former Quick Step classics rider who recently came out and said that he doped in the final years of his career, but thats all he said and he wouldn't elaborate. People who are involved need to just do what Ivan did and just face the music. Lets make the sport fair again, I don't like Ivan for cheating, but I like Ivan for having the guts to come out and say it. Well I'm not writing my paper, thanks for checking in.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Big ride in the rain

Well yesterday I got invited to go riding with a guy from work for a couple of hours. A couple of hours turned into about 4 in half hours. We went up Deer Creek Canyon, then got on the High Grade road where all of the switchbacks are. Needless to say there was a lot of climbing but can't really be anything but good for me. When we got into conifer there was a bunch of snow and rain, and it stayed that way on the descent back into Littleton. Anywho, it was a good ride and I hope to do it again soon, Well time for me to go to work hung over, thanks for checking in.