Thursday, November 30, 2006

Postcards sent!!

Single Speeding

Race the SS cat a couple of weeks ago and held my own until the legs couldn't spin fast enough to keep up with 3rd/4th place. I was pushing a relatively easy gear (32x15) which was good for the technical sections but not as good for the flats.

Two more races until the end of the season. The snow arrived this week here in D and in the mountains. I will have to wait for three more weeks until its time to get back to freeheeling it.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006


They say change is good, but........
We found out this week that after a 6 year run in Colorado, it may be coming to an end. They are closing my wife's office as of January 5th. This will open up those opportunities that were unotherwise not considered, like me actually finding a job and contributing to society (okay thats a stretch). At least my wife has stayed connected over the past 6 years and the thought of being without a job isn't the problem. What is at issue is where we are going to be in 3 months.

Here are our options:
-A long commute to the Republic of Boulder
-A chilly location down the mountain from Banff
-A place we have already called home once
-A couple faraway locations here or here (Would race Merida series instead of TIv3)
-Or back to the land of Milk and Honey

Taking the day off today to get some domestic chores completed.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Where did the time go?

I don't know where I been or what I have been doing that has kept me away from updating lately. After the forced rest, I have started to ramp back up to finish off the season. Last week was a great week of training with lots of hard efforts that left the legs a tad stressed for Saturday's race. Settled for 18th as I couldn't seem to stay with the guys passing me. Legs came around for Sunday's race which I moved it up a few places to 11th. It always seems my Sunday race is better, both mentally and physically.

This week is looking to be another great week of training, even with Rene enduring the cold up in Calgary. Headed to GMRC for a new spin class today as the wind was howling so bad that the idea of hauling a small child in the trailer wasn't going to happen. The new lady really understands cyclists and gave me a pretty good workout, I did stay an extra 30min to knock out some more hard efforts.

With the CX season still in full swing, it has been hard to think much past December for those 2007 events. But some I am at least considering:
Mas O Menos - time to get back to the roots
TIv3 - ?, some unfinished business
Dirty Kanza - fits nicely into the master plan
24hr in the Sage - missed last year
Salida Ominum - need to do it again

Sunday, November 05, 2006

USGP Men's race

Trebon chasing (and almost catching the leaders)

The leaders cruising by

USGP Women's Race

Katie Compton

Katie and Lynn coming up the hill

Friday, November 03, 2006

Week of recovery

I have felt tired and on the verge of sickness for the past 2 weeks, so this week I took it easy. A couple spins out on the road enjoying some crisp fresh air. I went to bed early and slept in every morning, at least until the kids dragged me out of bed to make breakfast. I feel great now, but still plan on not racing this weekend so as to finish out the second half the season with some positive results.

Volunteered yesterday at the Derailer Bicycle Collective. I helped get their new shop ready for a Dec 1st opening. Keags and I will be heading that way every Thursday to lend a hand.