Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Out and getting frustrated

Oh it's a pain being out. Cross season is in full swing here and I'm sitting in a chair. I can't even do a crunch because of bruised ribs, though I can lift cabinets to put them in place... can't do uppers though.

I have yet to look at a plan, I'm just trying to get through this week of work, get in and see the doctor (if I can get an appointment), and plan for my October 18th Ride for Refugees.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Transition and Fundraiser Ride

Well, I've got to determine when I can ride and how. Later this week I'm going to get on the trainer and see how I feel. I know I won't be doing a body pike and my bruised ribs will have to heal a little more before I can do the breathing. I'm black and blue on my shoulder and chest. What a PAIN I was ready to fly through the cross season.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Out with a crash

Well, best laid plans of Mice and Men. I'm out with a broken clavicle. On to a transition plan.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Colds and Registrations

Well, after a week of my family coughing and sneezing on me I've gotten a cold! So tonight course preview will be bundled and slow for me. I still want to see the course before Sunday.

On line registration is pretty cool. I'm now signed up for all three races sponsored by this club. We just found out they are running timing chips on us. Strapped to the seat post. Two seat posts have broken this year so far (both carbon). Carbon posts and bars DO NOT belong in cross! Crying and weeping over expensive parts. Its cross, its hard, and its hard on the bike. Easton EA-70 Rules!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

More on my Goals

Things to overcome in seeing my goals fulfilled.
1. Beer
2. Sprints/and Starts (longer sprints are good, If I could start well I would be sent straight to M1)
3. Time (my business is beginning to grow quickly, which is good.) PLUS the days are getting short fast!
4. Technical riding (though I did OK in the mud on Sunday, but some of the corners in the grass are ??)

ONE real cool bit is I've been invited to pre ride Sunday's course and give my feedback (I'm one of the cool kids!!)

My First Post

This season in Cyclo-Cross has come on furious. I have trained for several years, having to try and over come my Rodie till I die life.

My original goals were to race M3 and earn my way to M2. My riding buddies talked me into upgrading to M2 before the season started. I got third in my first race. So I had hit my summer goals a month early. I then re-evaluated my goals and have set new goals for this season.

Goal 1: Remain Constant in my placings (i.e., with-in three or four places)
Goal 2: Time and Money permitting placing in the over all points category for M2
Goal 3: Win the M2 proventials. On this I'm not sure. If one and two hold out, I think I may get bumped up into M1 (I think I'm old enough I don't have to go M1, but not sure), which then I will have to rewrite my goals.

Second race, was at Hamilton, again I did not start well, but powered through he crowd. There were a few more technical bits and I had to keep beating back the MTB'ers. I was with the "main group of 2-8th, and hit and apple with three laps to go. I then picked off two of the riders and finished 6th