A Civilized Introduction to the Match Sprint

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With a vocabulary that includes ‘Cote d’Azure’, ‘Keirin’, and ‘Madison’, it is no wonder that many roadies view velodrome riding as a mysterious corner of cycling.  Fortunately for riders in northern California, the Hellyer Velodrome welcomes new track riders with Saturday morning beginner sessions.  After a few beginner sessions, riders seeking more track experience can attend one of [...]

First race of the season…overcoming obstacles

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This has been a tough week in preparation for my first race of the 2015 race season.  Got something over the weekend and tried to beat it but was unable to shake it until today.  The unknown energy drainer knocked me down for nearly a week.  Bother.
Hopefully, all the previous work still remains.  It seems [...]

Spinning with Paul Penn

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This morning went to Bally’s Total Fitness to take a spin class with Paul Penn.  While I was there started thinking about the off-season in California.  One thing that I have come to realize is that in California there is no real off-season.  California doesn’t really have an off-season.  It is simply a different time [...]

Race Team ride #2

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[ October 12, 2014; 8:30 am; ] Sunday October 12th Low-key ride
8:30 SHARP 45 miles F-2
Race Team ride #2
Alum Rock Park will be our destination. We may also include Crothers Road if it is passable.
All race team members are requested to wear their latest team uniform.
Rain will stop play. No stopping, no dropping.
Start from the Snap Fitness at 43480 Mission boulevard.
Snap Fitness [...]

Return to the Giant TCR Advanced and Road Racing

Dear Teammates,
Thanks for all your well wishes and concern after my crash last Thursday.
Thanks Giro for my helmet and protecting my brain when I went head over handlebars.
Thanks Giant for building a great and bombproof machine like the Giant TCR Advanced.
Climbed back on the Giant TCR Advanced and returned to training today thanks to rest, [...]

Palomares TT

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[ March 22, 2014; 8:30 am; ] It’s been a long time since we did an official (non-strava segment) hill climb TT up Palomares.

The plan is for the team to meet at Niles, where i will set the field and provide last minute instructions. Roll out at 08:45 and ride up Niles Canyon to Sunol and back to Palomares.

The start line is [...]

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