Wednesday, April 28, 2010

La Vuelta de Bisbee

La Vuelta de Bisbee, is a classic race in a classic old mining town in the southeast corner of AZ. This race was said to be a very good race, and it did not disappoint, we headed out to the Vuelta de Bisbee as the start to a 2-3 week trip including Vuelta de Bisbee and the Tour of the Gila.

We left Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon before Bisbee, after doing the whole drive in one shot we slept well that night. The next afternoon we went for a training ride on the TT course and prolouge course, both of
the courses where either uphill or had decent size hills in them. The prolouge was very hard only 2 miles but all out uphill effort defiantly burner. Stage 1 was a 90 mile RR, in which a break was let away from the field early, to begin we had two people in the break but they both came back to the field, so I spent all day with team Exergy and Bike Religion trying to pin back the riders whom had gone up the road, we where however unsuccessful. Stage 2 was a Time Trial, 7 miles out and back which I soft pedaled most of in effort to conserve energy for tomorrows stage. The last Stage I unfortunatley got dropped, but such is life, it was a fun race and a good time.

Now forward to the Tour of the Gila!

Friday, April 23, 2010


I am not a big fan of the SoCal area, the city and amount of people condensed into a small are is not exactly my cup of tea, but as I have stayed down in so cal for the past 2-3 months I would like to say thanks for the hospitality that I received. Be it from teammates or good friends and family, I was housed and taken care of grandly and this most beneficial in my conquest in cycling.
Thank You All!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Picking Up

This is the point in the season when things start to pick up quite considerably, the training becomes harder and lots more races packed into small amounts of time. I have been down in southern California for the first part of this year, the racing down here has been good, the riding not so enjoyable. I am quite ready to get back to sane amounts of traffic on the roads, I will be finishing out this week in southern California then next tuesday the team will be traveling for a 2-3 week trip to Arizona and New Mexico, where we will be doing the Vuelta a Bisbee, and Tour of the Gila. These two races are big races on the calendar and events that I have been looking forward too for a while now.

I have had some ups and downs in the past few weeks, and sometimes motivation is hard to come by, but as the classics season has gone on it has given me much motivation towards cycling and now realizing that the tour of the Gila is just the start of things here for me. My main focuses for the year are to come much later, this is when I intend to get the better results so as I have had a slow start to the season this trip is a bit of a turning point and things are about to get crazy and exciting.

There is only one thing that I can do, that is ride my bike! everything else will fall into place.