Thursday, May 24, 2007

Crashes.

Yeah they happen. It just sucks when you go down at these races and are out for the weekend races. This weekend sounds like a killer course and I was getting super stoked on it and now I am out of it just like that. I am really looking forward to the TT next weekend. It should be fun, hard and fast.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Good days and bad days

RMR sucked last night, I think I lasted like 10 minutes before stopping. I knew I wasn't going to last very long, because I didn't feel it riding out. I have been doing good the last couple of RMR staying near the front of the pack and chasing breaks but I just didn't have the rhythm or power last night. I think the ride I did on Saturday killed it out of me. I felt flat, nadda, nothing. Last night my back started to hurt before going to bed and it was hard to move, so I had to sleep on my back. I got up this morning and it hurt like hell, I couldn't move. I don't know what it is from, but I can't move very fast or lift anything. Hopefully it goes away before this weekend.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Part 2.

Today's ride went really good. I met up with Nate Page at 7:00am at 9th and 9th. We rolled out along 9th east all the way to 9400 south, then headed up to Little Cottonwood. We didn't push it too hard, knowing that it was going to be a long day. On the descent we saw Saul Raisin, that was cool. I guess he is living here for the summer and is dating Dave Zabriskies sister. Then we headed over to Big Cottonwood and that went smooth. Good pace and it went by fast. I was hoping that the store was open up there cause I needed a drink, it wasn't open. So I went to the seven eleven. Nate took off after Big Cottonwood. He was putting the hurt on me. He is going to rock the climbs this year. Then I headed over to Millcreek Canyon and I was starting to definitely feel the legs hurting now so I just climbed slow and it was still painful. So I kept telling myself after this canyon I will get a huge coke and a bagel at Einsteins and that seemed to help. The upper part of Millcreek is good, except for a little bit of stuff on the road and water from snow. So then after the climb I got some food and a drink and just sat there for a while. That really helped me to get some energy for Emigration. I got to Emigration and the wind picked up which was nice cause it was a tail wind up the canyon and I really needed that. I didn't push it to hard climbing cause the legs were fried and it was really hot. I got to the top and saw Bart on the mountain bike, I guess he did some good trails up there. So I cruised down with him until his turn to his house. After he left I was battling a headwind that was strong but I didn't care cause it was going downhill and I was dazed out. So I made it home safe and sound and tired. It took me 7hrs 10 minutes, 123.5 miles.

A day of climbing.

It is 5:57 in the A.M. and I am about to get ready to do the 4 canyon ride. It is going to be fun and hard and a looooooonng day.

I will let you all know how it goes down. It is goin to be 92 degrees today, HOT.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Morgan Loop.


Sunday was an awesome ride. I rode with Spencer, Sly Dizzle and Bart. Me, Spencer , Fox and Bart were going to just ride to East Canyon and back but fox decided we should do the Morgan Loop. Bart turned around at East Canyon, he has a little girl to play with. Fox took alot of funny pictures on our ride. He has some posted on his blog. We had a freaking head wind most of the way then once we got down the canyon and started heading south we were riding like 30mph it was crazy. We were descending down into East Canyon and fox had to be going into this corner going like 4o mph and he had to tri pod it, it was the funniest thing to see.I thought he was going to crash but he's got skills. We ended up doing 104 miles. That is a really fun ride to do. If you haven't done it yet, do it. Here's fox jumping on someones tramp in Morgan.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Racing.


I only made it 2 laps at Antelope Island before I had to stop. My asthma kicked in hard and I couldn't breath and my lungs were on fire. So it was hard to go hard with the guys. I got a sweeeet new wheel set. The Reynolds DV 46 UL. With these wheels my bike comes in at 15 lbs. I also got a new saddle, it is the Specialized Toupe. They say it is suppose to be the most comfortable saddle even though it has as much padding as an SLR. It is pretty cool, you should read about it on there website. I am still looking for a couple of guys to do the Bear Lake TT, so if anyone is interested then let me know.