Thursday, April 7, 2011

Not even mad

I thought Duke was not the brightest dog around. After all, he only knows a few words like: sit, stay, and OK... But maybe I underestimated him.

Before I left for my ride today, I cleaned off the kitchen table. But apparently left a bag of Wonderful Pistachios. After a couple hours on the bike, I got home to find this.... At least he put the shells on the table mat for easy cleaning. Thanks Duke! Since you showed me that courtesy, I am not even mad.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Everybody go TNT NUTS!

Tuesday night crits started up in Santa Rosa last night. Tay-Tay and I headed up to SR from SF to join up with Sterling and Collin. After chasing Tay-Tay for the 60 hilly miles I felt a little haggared. But that was the idea.

Plan A: Attack, attack, attack
Plan B: Attack, attack, go harder
Plan C: Complete detonation

Since the sun was only a few degrees from the horizon, I figured to start out with nice hot lap. Somebody followed but I am not sure who. We were caught shortly after the first lap but the attacks kept coming.

The last couple laps were a bit nuts. I won a prime at 4(?) laps to go. But me and a RedPeloton rider had a huge lead over the field. I attempted to keep it going but we were caught in the next lap. Tay-Tay went to the front and kept the pace hot! A last minute surge came around the back side of the course at 1 to go and it was game on! As we went under the gate from the Mexican Village a slight deceleration prompted me to make my move. Charlie Schneider saw it and it was a horse race. Little did we know that Collin was on it and attacked us from the other side of the road to pimp us for the WIN!!!

1st: Collin Samman
2nd: Timmo
3rd: Chucky

Thanks again to all the sponsors. Especially Ernie with Edge Design USA. We were rocking the 50mm Carbon clinchers, except Sterling who was on the 85's. Pure speed!

It was great to see everybody again. Ronnie and the gang do a great job putting on the race for sure.


Friday, April 1, 2011

Redlands Stage 1 Race Report: Strava File

Redlands Stage 1: Beaumont Road Race My roll today was domestique. So I had the opportunity to go to the car a few times and bring up water to the team. The first lap intense and very aggressive. Lap 2 settled down a bit. Lap 3 I missed the feeds in the feed zone and tried (failed) to convince other teams to give me water. I burned a few matched trying to catch back onto the pack after the feed zone and it took a lot out of me. Lap 4 was much better but then I flatted near the top. After I got a wheel change I rode in steady for the last lap and a half with them with the only goal being to make the time cut. Mission accomplished!

Key Stat of the day.... 4600 calories in 5 hours!

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