I got a freakin' cold, I haven't had a cold this bad in a while, it sucks, zap, zero energy, my whole body hurts. I want to ride the bike but can't get the energy to get ready, also can't get in the mindset to ride outside in the cold. Is it ok to ride if you have a cold? will I lose fitness if I don't ride? can I go to the gym? these are questions that I ask myself all day. Any advise to help get this cold to go away faster will help. I rode with Mike Sohm thursday morning and it was 14 degrees out, my breath froze my hair by my neck. Mike and I sat at Raw Bean and had some coffee to warm us up, we stayed there for 20 minutes before we left to go home. Mike is a really cool guy to ride with, he is a funny kid. Yesterday at work I thought it was going to be a busy day because it is the last day to shop before christmas. NO it was dead. We partied all day, alot of people showed up and it was fun.
Saturday, December 16, 2006
I got my new TT bike and it is sweeeeet! I got it dialed in and ready to ride. Yesterday was a freakin' sweet day to ride, I rode in the morning and at like 8am it was 60 degrees out, I put in 4 1/2 in the morning then another 1 hour of power cranks in the evening. Got up this morning at 5 a.m. to go to the gym, why? I don't know, it is kind of nice with not that many people there. Work is still WAY slow, hopefully with the holiday rollin' around it will start to pick up.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
I ordered up a new TT frame yesterday. It is a Trek TTX 9.9, 110 oclv carbon frame triple x lite fork and triple x lite seat post. I have all the parts to build up a bike from my last tt bike. The other tt bike that I hade was a Trek Equinox 7 but it had 650c wheels and those don't work as well as 700c. I am way excited to get this frame because it is there top of the line frame, but it costs like 2800$ for frame and fork oohhhh. All I need to get is a set of wheels and that can wait.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Well winter is here, snow, cold temps..., which also means trainer. I really don't like the trainer but it has to be ridden. I have been riding the trainer a couple times a week. Also riding my coach's veletron 2-3 times a week. I have been working on power cranks and sprints for the last 2 months, what a workout. I have been going to the gym for just over a month now and I kind of like it. It is sometimes intimidating because alot of those guys are HUGE and then there's me 5' 6" 135lbs... yeah you get the picture.
Well time for the trainer.
Well time for the trainer.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
I had a good Thanksgiving, I had some good food, but no pie (to many calories). I did a thanksgiving morning ride with Jeff Louder and Terry Mcginnis, we went out for about 3hrs. The clouds were looking scary, we had a STRONG south wind, so we decided to go south, head wind first good tail wind back. NO that is not how it went, the wind changed and we had head winds both ways DOH! and it got cold. We didn't get hit by any storms which is good.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
I went to moab on Monday morning to ride and it was AWESOME!, I think that was my 2nd time being to moab my whole life (21yrs) crazy huh?. Monday I did a ride into Arches National Park and that was cool, seeing all of the tall rocks and arches. It was like 70 degrees when I rode and it was nice. Then today I did a easy ride into Potash wich is a flat ride. You ride next to the Colorado River and next to these HUGE cliffs that people rock climb on. I put alot of time on the saddle the last 3 days, I did like 11hrs. The weather has been so nice I am trying to do as much riding as I can while it is nice. I came back from moab today it was just an over nighter, and it was kind of a bummer to come back to colder weather.
Friday, November 17, 2006
Today was a good day of riding, it was warm and not much of a wind. I got out in the morning for 3hrs with my brothers wrestling coach. On the way back from NSL I saw Nate Page and road with him for a while, He's a cool person to ride with. then a couple of hours after my ride I went to the coach's house and did some sprint work. I actually like the sprint work that I am doing, i am seeing improvment everytime I go, which is motivation. Well my weight is now down to 135lbs and I was 150lbs during racing this year. I think I am going to hold that weight for the winter and next year. Work has really slowed down and it is boring. Alot of the time we play playstation and throw darts. We do have lots of bikes to build, that will keep us busy through the winter. It is a bummer I have to work on saturdays and I would rather be riding my bike, especially when it is nice out and I could do 6hrs.
Monday, November 06, 2006
So I went to virgin this last weekend, it was awesome. I got alot of training in, I think like 10 hrs in 2 days. That ride in to Mesquite is pretty cool, it seems like the climb goes on forever. The new bike feels good, it responds well. I used a SRM while I was down there and those things are really cool to use. I did some bunny hunting, got one. It is hard when they are running and you are trying to shoot them with shotguns. I think that Zions is the coolest place to go, It is fun to ride the bikes up there.
Well more boring news later.
Well more boring news later.
Sunday, October 22, 2006
I got a new bike last week and it is sweeeet. It is a Trek Madone 5.9 SL. I am selling my cannondale which is a bummer, I really like that bike. I have done about 4 rides on the trek and so far it rides like a dream. It is an all carbon frame with full Dura Ace 10 spd, and Bontrager race x lite wheels. It weights in at 16 sweet lbs. So throw some tubulars on there and we are looking at 15.5 or less lbs, yaaaaaaaaa. I am drinking some coffee right now, and eating some yogurt, and it is good.
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Coffee is soooo good, I can drink it all morning. I can also eat yogurt with granola all day everyday. There is this coffee shop called Raw Bean, it is a great place, I go there every morning before work and get a coffee or tea, and a yogurt with granola. So who ever reads this, no one probably does, go to Raw Bean at 600 S. West Temple, and say what up to all my friends.
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
I raced all 3 series last week and won 2 out of 3 not bad. Then this week I raced and last 3 laps at RMR before getting dropped. I think I am done with the series, I think I will race Royal street only. I still have LOTOJA and the State Championship Hillclimb, I don't know how I will do, I would really like to win. I am feeling burntout and I have been sick for about 3 weeeks now, I think I am going to do some MT. biking. I really can't wait until October when I get to take a month off YEAH! it will be great. I need to lose 15 lbs of anyone can give me some advise how, I would like to be at 130lbs for next year.
We'll more later.
We'll more later.
Sunday, August 20, 2006
I haven't written for a while I have been lazy. I have been drinking alot of coffee lately at this new coffee shop called Raw Bean 600 South West Temple. If you haven't tried it yet you should it is awesome stuff. Work has been off the wall crazy lots of repairs with not alot of employees. LOTOJA is comming up I am getting excited for it. What a hard race 206 miles 9 hrs WOW nuts. Training has been good I did 100 miles today a lap around the valley including climbing Butterfield. What a cool climb way hard and it is steep it goes up fast. About halfway through you hit a 20% Gradient and it hurts BAD my arms get sore from pulling so hard on the bars. It is good training for lotoja and Sanpete wich I think I am going to do.
Thats it for now more later.
Thats it for now more later.
Thursday, June 22, 2006
What a tough weekend, the road race was tough couldn't get the legs going attacked a couple of times to try to get away and get the legs to open up but nothing. So when the climb came Chocolate Factory went to the front and layed it down they set a hard pace and dropped everyone. 10 of us regrouped on the downhill and we stayed away to the finish line and finished about 50 seconds ahead of the field. The next morning was the TT and I was feeling better I got a really good warm up for it and I borrowed a Cervelo P3 for the TT and I ended winning by 5 seconds over Sandy so I was excited and that also put me in the lead. So going into the Criterium I had a 6 second lead over Jesse so I sat on his wheel the whole crit and I didn't notice that the guy in 4th got away and he was 36 seconds down and so at the end he won the crit and pulled into 2nd. So I ended up winning the G.C. by 5 second over Chocolate Factory and 6 seconds over Jesse. What a crazy weekend.
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
I love this course it is so hard. Well I got dropped at the start for I think like 3 laps before I was able to catch back on I thought I wasn't going to beable to catch on but they slowed down and I kept driving hard to get on. So once I got back I was able to breath for a little then attacks started to go and It was fast and we hit the hill and I get dropped then I catch on then we hit the hill again then I get dropped I think man this sucks. So after a couple more laps me, Dave and Tony get in a break together and we start working really well together and on the last lap Dave attacks and I couldn't go and Tony goes with him and Dave-1st Tony-2nd me-3rd. Awesome job to Dave and Tony.
Monday, June 05, 2006
What a great course you couldn't ask for a better one it has a little of everything up hill, flat and some down hill. It was pretty fast from the start people tried to go but nothing could get away a few guys would get away but not very long. I tried to play this one smart and not do any stupid things like I always do. I sat pretty close to Dave and Ryan knowing they would probably be the ones to watch. Each lap the field would get a little smaller because of the hill, I swear that the hill gets steeper each lap it hurts sooooo bad I kept thinking to my self I am not going to beable to make it up this time. Well with attacks trying to go and nothing really getting away one finally was able to get away with 2 laps to go. It was a group of 5 and I watched it slowly get away and I was thinking there goes the winning move, but once the hill came again they were still insight so Nate and I drilled it up the hill and I looked back to see what was going on and Dave, Ryan, Nate, Anthony and me were still together going up the hill so I decided to punch it one more time and I did and got away for a little while trying to catch the break. The group with Ryan, Dave, Nate and Anthony caught me so we started to work together except for Ryan and Dave since they had teammates in the break, we caught the break except for Aaron and Sandy they took of so we kept working together to try and bring back Aaron and Sandy they weren't very far ahead and so I was thinking I am going to punch it hard up this hill to try and bring them back. I went hard up the hill and about 3/4 of the way up I started to cramp I couldn't sit down or it would start to hurt but I could stand up and soft pedal. Ryan and Dave got ahead and once I got to the top of the hill I started to feel better so I jammed it to catch up to Ryan, Dave, Sandy and Aaron. I caught up with them and I started to work with them to try to stay away from the group behined wich was Nate, Anthony and Kirk. Once we got about 4 k from the finish my cramp started to come back and so I had to soft pedal a little and I just sat at the back trying to get rid of the cramp. Once I got rid of the cramp I just stayed at the back and let Aaron Sandy do the work for Ryan and Dave. I needed to play this right so that I can try and get a top 3 placing so with 2 k to go Aaron started to lead out and he pulled off then Sandy started to go hard and I thought okay stay on and you can get 3rd so Sandy pulled of and Ryan and Dave just started flying to the finish, I passed Sandy for 3rd. I was stoked to have gotten 3rd I was thinking, I think I might have finally played it right.