This stage race didn’t start too well for me. Got up at 4 AM and rode down with former teammate Robert, who was doing the E3. Got to the start @ 7 AM, put on my skinsuit and me and Daniel glued on our numbers. I warmed up a bit under the rear hatch of […]
[ February 14, 2016; 12:00 pm; ] M55+ 1/2/3 Coppertown – 1 hour race
Team mate West Kurihara
Was not sure how this would go. My fitness is improving but my day to day form / condition has been inconsistent.
The warm up on the trainer was adequate if unstructured, which is inexcusable. I did get my HR up near where it was supposed to […]
Teammates: Conan, Sean, Truman
Distance: ~47 miles (3 laps)
Avg. Speed: 18 mph
Avg. HR: 166
This was my first real hilly road race this year. After feeling strong at Bariani, I was confident in my strength relative to the other juniors in my age group. I greatly prefer racing with juniors instead of E4, as […]
Teammates – Mike L, Joe, Jacob
Sunday’s Wente RR – This being my 2nd ever hilly race, my goal was to try to make it either to the finish or at least the start of the last climb with the main group. The last one was Santa Cruz University RR and I got popped off on […]
Field – E4
Teammates: Robert, Joe, Conan
This was my first road race of the year, and I was feeling confident because my legs have been feeling great lately. It’s a mostly flat course, with a few small rollers, and a couple of bumpy single-lane sections. I lined up with Robert, Joe, and Conan, and 71 […]
Elite 3/4 field
Maxed out at 75 riders
My mind is weary after 3 days of racing, not all will be correct, but I’ll try
Stage 1: Thunderhill circuit race 75min
I’m very familiar with this course as I used to race motorcycles here. 15 corners (really only 3 corners you have to ease up on the […]
Suffering. It’s waking up at 5am. It’s deciding to put your kit on as the rain starts. It’s not putting your bike back in the car after 20mph winds and rain in warmup. It’s lining up behind the moto ref and neutral starts that aren’t all that neutral.
“Why is it so hard?” The same thought […]
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, […]