Great ride yesterday with Cody and Jeremy. We headed out from Arlington for five very windy hours on the bike. Nothing like riding at LT and going 11mph!
Props to Velo Love athlete Eric Warden on his podium finish yesterday at Warda and to Mario Arroyave on his 3rd and 1st this weekend at Lago Vista!
Cody and myself enjoyed some sunny weather this Sunday. It lasted for most of the ride anyway before a cold front blew threw. The stout head winds didnt phase Cody as he still managed to score some sweet road schwag.
New mtb frame made it in this week. Thanks to the guys at Orbea for getting it to me fast and cheap. Should be built up and ready for action in the next week or so, pretty stoked!
this blog is almost dead and a new one will be born soon.
... Now that I am done crying in my beer over the last cross race of the season it's time to plan for 2010. One more fat and happy week off the bike and then time to get back to work!
I hated finishing the season on a bad note, but that's how it went. It will be that much more motivation for next season. I started Sunday with good legs riding comfortably in third for the first part of the race. A crash and flat tire later I was fighting to get back into the top ten. It was frustrating to say the least.
I managed to grab a late season win yesterday at the Woodlands Cross race. It was a relief to win one after having a couple bouts of bad luck early in the season when I felt I could have won. Kevin Koen and myself built up a nice gap from the third lap on and worked together to build it through most of the race. I made a move with a lap and a half to go and was able to stay away.
Next weekend is the State Cyclocross Championships. I have some good late season form going thanks to Momenta Training and a dialed machine thanks to Mad Duck Cyclery. It's time to win the jersey or destroy myself trying!
page 10, same story from a couple of posts ago, in different words...
... work today, Woodlands CX tomorrow, State Champs next weekend and a couple of weeks rest after that.
The Houston crew put together two of the best TXBRA courses of the year thus far. Both courses featured most everything you could want in a cross course including some nice run ups, some thing we haven't seen much of this year in Texas. Friday's snow in Houston helped add that little extra to Saturday's course and a steady mist/sprinkle on Sunday did not disappoint. Both days Bryan jumped out front from the gun and as expected rode unchallenged at the front. I managed to pull down two solid second place rides. I felt better than I had in weeks and the courses and conditions added a little extra touch of motivation... Thanks to the Mad Duck crew for letting me sneak away from work to get in some racing, to Mitch for putting me up for the weekend and to Momenta Training for keeping my training on track.
Photos courtesy of Chris Vandivere @ Karmabiker.com