Tag Archives: cat 2

Bike Racing Categories

All sports have categories of competition.  Take the NFL for example, there are the “Pros” (NFL Players), and a few ‘minor leagues’, like College Football and Arena Football.  Cycling is no different, with stratification of pro teams and amateur license … 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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Wednesday Weekly Update

I took a week off after Gila.  For me, this was a travel day Monday, and completely off the bike Tuesday and Wednesday.  On Thursday I rode for one hour, Saturday two hours, and that was it.  If I had … Continue reading

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Tour of the Gila: Cat 2 – Stage Race Strategy

Race Strategy:  My strategy is based around the following principles:  Many riders in the field will not know each other.  There will be very little organized team tactics due to the low numbers of organized teams.  This combined with the … Continue reading

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Tour of the Gila Stage 3: Tyrone Time Trial

I thought I wouldn’t have much to say about this one, as it is only a TT race report.  Once I got going I found quite a few tidbits so I hope you find it interesting or helpful.  Today, as … Continue reading

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Tour of the Gila Stage 2: Inner Loop Road Race

Note: I’ll have a couple pictures up in an hour or so.  Like the last post, and for the rest of the race we’re working off camera phones, or pictures from my mom who is busy feeding.  I usually try … Continue reading

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Stage 1: Mogollon Road Race 94.1 miles (profile) – This stage is mostly flat or rolling until the Mogollon climb at 89.0 miles.  The six mile climb from that point averages 4.8%.  The climb comes in two pitches.  The first …

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Weekend Update

I didn’t get an update posted on Wednesday, so here is what I’m up to: Tour of the Gila!!  The race starts Wednesday next week.  I’ve spent this weekend so far getting myself, and my household organized and ready.  I … Continue reading

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My training was like clockwork for the first two months, but I had a few hiccups in the past month.  I rode too much the first week and had to take an unplanned rest week.  Last week racing got in …

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Things are starting to fall into place.   I don’t have complete details yet, but I have been looking into some specifics required to make the transition to Cat 2. This weekend I talked Angi into going to Carbondale for a …

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