Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Well it's been quite a while since I've made a post! But I'm back. Things have been going good in the cycling community. Garret got his Superfly WAY ahead of schedule. Cudos to trek/fisher for that one! He's pumped! I've been enjoying the break in the weather (if that's what you want to call it), but it looks like all that is about to change tomorrow. I just checked the forcast and it's not supposed to be above freezing for the next 4 or 5 days. Trainer time! I'm still looking forward to race season though. The 2010 schedule has been posted and it's looking full of all kinds of goodies. I'm looking forward to learning how to race in crits and tearing up some road races.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Great ride today with Bobby and Matt. About 2.25 hours of sweet pavement. We headed out of town east on 50 then headed south and went to hartford. Then from hartford we went back west and got on 99, then took 99 back into town. I got a chance to really put the hammer down on the Cronus. Man the thing flies! It's just a beautifully efficienct machine, to say the least.
Getting ready for a base miles pace ride with Bobby and Brown. Puting down some rice and sweet potatos for lunch. Top it off with a NOS maybe?!?!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Training & Fun

Quick post before I hit the hay. Got in a solid 3.5 hours in the saddle today! Outside! The maiden voyage of my Fisher was a fantastic one. The bike flies! The only downside was that I got it absolutely filthy with road grime, salt, and melting snow. It got a significant cleaning tonight, which will be continued tomorrow. I think i'll go on an easy recovery ride tomorrow because Matt and I have a road ride planned on wednesday.

Anyways, today's ride was 2 hours of endurance miles with 40 min. of Tempo thrown in there. I went to Hartford and back. Then when I got back I went on an easy ride with Anne Marie and a few new riders to the scene, Megan, and Carrie. It was a fun ride, but a bit chilly. The thermal bibs and the packable wind jacket are AWESOME. Especially the wind breaker. Afterwords I had a NOS to quench my thirst and took a solid nap. A good day in my book.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Had a pretty good ride on the trainer today 2.25 hrs with some intervals and a little high intensity thrown in there. It's tough to sit on the trainer though for that long, so every once in a while I'd get off and run in place, do some push ups, leg lifts, bridges, etc., then hop back on the trainer. After the ride I got myself a NOS and headed down to the bike shop to see what was happening. It was a pretty normal day for the most part, except we got news that Shad, one of our teammates has a nasty fall and cracked his Superfly frame. He's alright though. Then I went down to the new bike shop which is a work in progress and helped Matt and Steph do some painting. Now it's an evening of relaxation and a night spent dreaming of warmer weather.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Here She Is.

First Post!

Well it looks like this is my first post of the year! This blog means a lot to me to be starting because it sybolizes the start of the 2010 cycling season, and a great partnership with Trek/Gary Fisher Bikes! Including Trek and Gary Fisher, i'd like to first of thank NOS Energy Drink, Planet Sub, Emporia Fitness, Oakley Sunglasses, IM Design, and last but not least, High Gear Cyclery and Fitness Inc. All these sponsors basically made our cycling dreams come true here in Emporia. 2010 means a brand new racing team here in Emporia and I feel very proud and fortunate to be a part of it. I'll be consistantly posting race results, training updates, and everything in between.

Things were kicked off with a bang when all our trek stuff came in on Tuesday! Including my Cronus! All I have to say is that i'm instantly in love with the bike. 14.8 lbs without pedals WHAT?!?! That's right, it's a sub 15 pounds bike. UNFORTUNATELY because of the cold and flat out dangerous temperatures outside and the massive snow accumulation, it hasn't seen the road yet. Although, it has seen several hours on the trainer already! Also, a lot of my clothing and my shoes came in. The RXL road shoes are unbelievably light and stiff. I'm so excited to get out on the pavement once the temps get a bit higher. Hopefully next week the air will be a bit warmer. I'm going to try and figure out how to get a picture posted and show you exactly what I mean when I say "Cronus". Thanks, and peace out.