Monday, May 28, 2007

new site is up...

The last couple of days I spent racing in DFW and playing with the blog - and came up with this. Make sure to check in every morning from approx. 8-10am CST to see the live video & audio stream from the Giro. It's in Italian, but pretty cool to watch.
As far as racing goes: I spent 60minutes in a break of four at the GS Tenzing Crit yesterday and my numbers were pretty bad (HR avg. 182), 4th place. At the State Crit today I was only able to do the "shake" part of the famous "shake'n bake" (Talladega Nights). Once it started raining the racing/crashing/dropping/sliding went nuts and at the end only 25 guys finished our race, I did my part and came in 40 seconds after Nathan of CD who won the race.
Oh well, Chad pulled off another Top 5 result for us and hopefully by Friday I will get rid of that cold which is bothering me since Joe Martin so we can lighten it up for
Tulsa Tough.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Chad takes 3rd

Today's Glickman Crit was lame, for me at least. Don't have the crit yet legs yet so I did a one-lap pull for my "man" Chad up to the front group and called it a day after that. Tomorrow I will go out and play again, this time in Frisco. Maybe I can get 60minutes in and be ready for Monday, huh?

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Confessions of "Generation EPO", Mister 60%

This is getting bigger and bigger; now day by day another former Telekom-rider comes out of the closet. Today: Bjarne Riis. He said abot his 1996 TdF win: "The jersey is in a cardboard box in my garage, if you wanna come and pick it up, you're welcome." When asked about side effects he experienced with the use of EPO, he simply said: "The only effect was that I was riding faster." It's a good thing, though. Maybe next week Jan Ullrich? It would be time. Erik Zabel's confession was very emotional...He admitted using EPO and said [..."the point is that it was forbidden to dope, and I doped. I doped, I lied"...]

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Pro's are just humans, too ?

Wow, what a great finish today in Stage 10 of the Giro. It looks like those guys are actually exhausted after finishing 250km through the mountains. That's what we want to see!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Tri-Peaks "Challenge"

Just got back from Arkansas (again). Another NRC is done, and this time it went better than Joe Martin. I had a good time and spent some miles in break-aways and had a somewhat descent time trial (more later)

(gotta love which order did the above finish? Email me!)

Monday, May 14, 2007

Quick update from Arkansas...

In the words of my buddy Adam, Joe Martin was "bitter sweet". Sweet in the way that I got into a break on Day 1 and had a 11:30min gap; bitter that we got caught, I only did average in the uphill TT and crit (more later).

(in the break w/ Hartman and Abraham)

Monday, May 7, 2007

Another 'V' at Mineral Wells

This last week was dedicated to getting some miles in, and I was also able to win the small P/1/2 event at the Mineral Wells Road Race ahead of 4 guys from the same team (more soon)

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Anyone up for Training Camp ?

I will be working a USA Cycling South Central Athlete Development Camp at Texas Tech in Lubbock, TX in early June. Should be a good week of training, fun, and learning. As of right now, there are 30 guys registered from all over the country.