Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Success again!!! The Colavita road team really forces the issue in last Sundays race. We didn't win, but got second, fourth, and fifth. We dominated the first 1/2 of the race, but let just one guy get a little to far up the road. Turns out he was a stud and we couldn't reel him back in. It's great to see all of my Gila teammates going strong and confident. This picture is Ryan Hamilton, Ryan Cole, and myself drilling it into the cross winds. The rest of the riders are trying to get into the draft. We try and leave them no room where they'd literaly have to be off the road to get any help from the draft. It's called "putting them in the gutter"

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Training in the mountains with Kris w/a K and Lieber. We marched up to 9,000 ft making a big loop from Boulder.
The weather here was made for cycling.

One of our stops is the funky ole' mining town of Ward. It's at 9000', best glacier water I've ever tasted. Hot coffee and a candy bar to bring me back to life.

Been knocking out a race every weekend. A bunch of us are really ramping up for the "Tour of Gila" starting in May in New Mexico. www.tourofthegila.com
Larimer Road Race was last weekend. A tough local race with many teams viaing for the victory. We had a team dinner the night before and talked strategy. It payed off. By 1/2 way through the race the lead group had dwindled to about 20. We had more guys in the break than any other team. We all helped each other out a lot. (i got a wheel exchange from a teammate after mine broke in an accident) There were wicked cross winds all day and without some help I would have been off the back. Ryan Hamilton, Ryan Cole, and I were the final Colavita riders left in a group of 15. Cole seemed fresh and is a good sprinter, so Hamilton and I worked for him in the closing miles and lined up a leadout for the sprint. Cole delivered,... winning the 3 up sprint, giving the whole team the victory.
It was a great moral boost, our first victory of the season. Everyone is really stoked about working together. Should really help us in the 5 day stage race in New Mexico.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Pictures from last weeks race.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Holy Crap! Been a full month since I "blogged." Spring has started in ernest. The occasional winter storms of march have not kept me off my bike. I race for the Colavita Colorado on the road and have been hitting up all the local Criteriums and Road Races. There is no substitute for racing, and I plan on doing just that up until my first Mt. Bike race May 20th. Yesterday was the "Boulder Roubaix." race. A 60 mile race on 75% dirt roads. Was pretty bumpy on skinny tires and felt longer than 60. My teammate Ryan Hamilton took 4th.