Sunday, August 16, 2009

Kevin Underhill

I did not know Kevin Underhill but got to see him on the RunFar TT last Tuesday evening. He did pretty good with a time of 21min considering being on his road bike. Now he's gone. Show up to a weekly training crit and you don't return home. Wow. I'm speechless here.

We are having "a minute of silence" way too often in this sport. I think over the last 6-7 years I probably paused 6 or 7 times before a race for some rider, friend, and/or fellow racer who got killed riding or racing his bike. That's 6-7 times too many. May he rest in peace.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

el crono

After a few years of trying it finally all came together and I was fast enough to claim the 2009 Texas State TT Championships. On top of that, I was fortunate to do the P12 Team TT with a a few good friends (Patrick, Travis, Robert) the next day and we came in 4th, just 10seconds off 3rd place.

Castroville is actually a cool little place to spend a weekend away from the city and you should definitively visit sometimes if you've never been there. If you need a place to stay make sure to contact the Betty at 3 Cedar's Ranch Bed & Breakfast. They even have a fresh baked cake ready for you when you arrive!

Thanks also to Holland Racing, "Big Daddy" Russ Walker, and my team for the continuous support.

1st 51:07 Yours Truly
2nd 52:19 David Wenger
3rd 52:23 Mitch Comardo

And you think that was fast? Check out John Frey's 40K record back from 1990 - a 47:35 (!) in Moriarty, NM. Wow. I feel slow now.