Today on my lunch break at work i was surfing the net and found the flyer for Froze Toze road race. Looking at the calender i did some quick, complicated, basic math and realized that it was only 4 weeks away. Right then i realized i better start getting ready and made a self commitment to riding the trainer when i got home. I got all mounted up and spinning at about 6:45. I thought hey, i better hit this hard because i only have 4 weeks to get ready. After a quick warm up I pushed it up into a big gear and started motoring away. About 15 minuets later i could feel the 150 beers, and probably 20 energy drinks that i have consumed since x-mas trying to push through my veins and out my pours in he form of sweat. I have been doing longer rides, but nothing of this intensity. My heart felt like it belonged to a mouse and the legs of a over weight house wife trying to run the final event of American gladiator. I pushed on for about 45 minuets total and was really cussing myself for having that last drink..... every night. Time to turn it around......
I have started getting ready for the 2008 race season by doing longer rides. My only real goal on my rides is to keep a moderate tempo for at least 2 hours. This was something i did not do last winter and i think this will help a lot. Ive ridden 4 times in the past 8 days and have a little over 10 hours of riding. I am also guilty of riding the trainer in my basement. It has been very cold riding lately with the lowest temp being about 11. That's too cold for the road so i have been single speeding it and CX riding. I like to keep the speed down when its cold because of the wind chill you get while riding. I stared today with going to SIUE with my new dog to see how he would handle mountian biking. He made it about 100 yard and then flipped out about something. He turned around and ran at full speed back up the trail were i found him sitting by my car. He slept on the car ride home. After i got home i figured i should take advantage of the warm 38 degree day and get some riding in anyway. I broke out my cyclocross bike and went for a ride.
This is my first post to my new blog. Wow someone who rides bikes and has a blog... so original.
We rode the paved trails of Madison county today for a little over 2 hours. It was cold and windy but we maid the best of it. We were on our CX bikes so i was ramping every little thing in sight off the side of the trial. Thats all i have... more to come.
Froze Toes - 30th, 3/4 Tues Crit - 3-11-08, 1st - B race Tues Crit - 3-25-08, 3rd - B race Hillsboro Roubaix - 6th - 4/5 Tilles Park Crit - 1st, 4/5 Tues Crit - 4-15-08, 2nd - B race TOHermann TT - 16th Cat4 (SUCK) RR - 2nd Cat4 TOHermann Overall - 2nd Tues Crit - 4-22-08, pack - B race ToSt.Louis Forrest Park - 9th, Cat 4 Tues Crit - 4-29-08, pack - B race Tues Crit - 5-6-08, 1st - B race Tues Crit - 5-13-08, 1st - B race MO State RR - 5-18-08 - 4th - 4/5 Tues Crit - 5-20-08, 4th - B race Tour of Winghaven - 6-8-08, 95th - 3/4 Tues Crit - 6-10-08, 1st - B race Webster Groves, DNF - P\1\2\3 Tues Crit -7-8-08, pack - A race Tues Crit - 7-15-08, pack - A race Tues Crit - 7-15-08, pack - B Race Tues Crit - 7-22-08, 10th-ish - A race Tues Crit - 8-12-08, pack - A race Tues Crit - 8-26-08, pack - A race Tues Crit - 8-26-08, pack - B race GATEWAY CUP 8-29 - 9-1 Friday - Cat 3 - 40th out of 147 Saturday - Cat 3 - Dropped, DNF Sunday - Cat 3 - Dropped, DNF Monday - Cat 3 - Dropped, DNF
2008 Race Results - MTB
Lost Valley, 5th - Sport Rim Wrecker, 1st - Sport CastleWood, 4th - Sport Matson Hill, 4th - Sport - June 1st C-Wood, 15th - A Training Race, 7-10-08 Cyclewerx Cape Race, 6th - Sport on a SS Greensfelder, 3rd - SS, 9-7-08 The Burnin 6 hour. 8th, 10-11-08 Spanish lake, 3rd - SS, 10-18-08 Berryman Epic, 17th overall - 3rd SS.
2008 Race Results - Cyclocross
Hermann Night Cross - Sep 20th - 37th Ronde Von Evergreen - Sep 28th - 14th BUBBA #1 - Oct 19th - 20th - A Race BUBBA #3 - Nov 2nd - 30th - A Race BUBBA #5 - Nov 16th - DNF BUBBA #6 - Nov 22nd - 32nd - A Race BUBBA #7 - Nov 23rd - bonk, finished - A Race BUBBA #8 - Nov 30th - 20th -A Race Mo State Cross - Dec 7th - 19th - Cat 3