Category Archives: Personal

2011 Reader Survey

I’ve decided to conduct a reader survey.  The blog has been consistently growing and I wanted to take a quick minute of your time to see how I’m doing and get some quick feedback.  My goal is to best suit … Continue reading

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2011 Year in Review

The first step in planning for 2012 is to look at how my 2011 Annual Training Plan worked.  Of course, I didn’t always stick to the plan, but here is a quick summary of my goals and achievements in 2011. … Continue reading

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Clavicle Fracture and ORIF – 8 weeks and Final Update

Today is 8 weeks after my clavicle fracture, and seven weeks since my surgery.  My recovery was uncomplicated, and combined with a conservative return to activity I have healed quickly. Last week I went to my orthopedist for my six … Continue reading

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Sacrifice

This blog frequently features tips for racers and cyclists that are inspired by my racing and training.  I am a cerebral person and tend to focus on facts, figures, and race reports.  I’m also an optimist and I think that … Continue reading

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Local Politics: The ACA vs USAC

If you have a good memory, you’ll recall that I wrote in detail about some of the local issues with race sanctioning and how it related to my racing.  There is a big vote by local teams and promoters on … Continue reading

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Lap Times Redux – Monarch

Ok folks, I know I’ve gotten you all riled up now.  In fact, whipped into a lather may be a more accurate a description.  Anyway, I know there were some issues with my data and analysis from the last set, … Continue reading

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ACA Cyclocross Categories – Rant + Analysis

Update 10/19/11 12:26PM: Post updated to reflect combined 35+ Open and 35+ Cat 3 times. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, cyclocross has unique needs for categorization.  Compared to road racing, with the minimal presence of team tactics and less … Continue reading

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Pre-Surgery Update

I’ll try my best to find some other subjects to write about but for now I’m pretty much living my life (as best I can) around my left shoulder.  I have been talking to a few folks who have been … Continue reading

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What it Takes – 2011 Edition, Part 2

This is the second of a two part post detailing some year over year differences that I believe allowed my to progress to the highest level of amateur racing in 2011.  Here is the link to Part 1 if you … Continue reading

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What it Takes – 2011 Edition, Part 1

Last summer, I wrote a post detailing various aspects of my lifestyle and how they factored into my efforts to become a Cat 2.  This year I have gotten my Cat 1 and have seen increased success and fitness.  A … Continue reading

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