Monthly Archives: June 2010

Dead Dog Stage Race – Criterium and Time Trial

Criterium I have only raced a couple true stage races.  The strategy is affected a lot, even in a shorter, three stage race like Dead Dog. Coming into the Criterium I was sitting in 12th position with only 16 seconds … Continue reading

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Dead Dog Road Race

My first Pro/1/2 road race.  Ouch.  Also my longest road race ever. As I neared the start in Albany Wyoming (If you haven’t heard of it, don’t worry, the population is only 15!) I thought there might be some wind, … Continue reading

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What It Takes

As you can see I have achieved my goal of upgrading to Cat 2.  I thought I would write about how I did it.  I realize this is probably individually specific and is only valuable as a case study.  However, … Continue reading

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Sorry for the slow week so far.  I’ve been a bit busier than normal.  I am taking an IPMBA training course for EMS Cyclists. We spend some time in the classroom talking about strategies for riding in traffic, bike maintenance, …

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Niwot Criterium – The Maiden Voyage

Just how much harder is a Pro/1/2 Crit?  I will try to explain. The Niwot Criterium is a hard race.  It was described by a teammate as “This is one of three races on the calendar that is a ten … Continue reading

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John Stenner Memorial Colorado State Time Trial

I have mixed feelings about how this race went.  After being under the weather all week I felt pretty good this morning and prepared for the race per usual.  A couple bowls of cereal three hours prior, an iced quad … Continue reading

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The Good News and the Bad News

The Bad News: I am sick.  Not terribly ill, but still a bit under the weather.  This is a common and frustrating occurrence during peak racing season.  Last cyclocross season I had planned to be on top form for State … Continue reading

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2010 John Stenner Memorial State TT Championship – Preview

This Saturday is the Colorado State TT Championship.  If you’ve been following me so far, you know that I’ve won a couple Cat 3 Crits by coming across the line solo.  With my upgrade on the horizon (more on this … Continue reading

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Just need to give a quick shout out to TIME (maker of drool worthy French bicycles and components). I have always ridden TIME pedals since my first road bike, and upgraded this year to the top of the line RXS …

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Well, things can’t always go your way… This was another race affected greatly by weather.  With snow at higher elevations and a few days of recent rain, some course adjustments had been made earlier in the week, and on race …

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