Thursday, April 30, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
went down in front of me so I got a free lap. I know it still counts
as a win, but I would like to have not gone down and stayed upright
the entire time. I was in a good (15 riders back) position when the
guy went down in front of me and took 5 others out as well. I got
back in with 5 to go and took a long pull. I then floated back to
~8th-10th spot to recover. I realalized earlier when I needed to make
a move. So with 2 to go I fought for the 4-5 spot. I knew that if I
were to get a podium, I would need to be there going into back
straight leading to the final two turns. With 1 to go I drilled it.
By this time, two riders had gone off the front and my arch nemisis
was on my wheel. He's a great sprinter (maybe better than me) and he
beat me in Greenville last year. I drilled it more going into the
second to last turn and i knew he had to stand to catch me--that was
going to take away from his sprint. Going into the final turn, the
break had 5-10meters on me. I was already in the perfect gear coming
out of the turn and I gave it everything. I passed them and was in the
lead for the final 25 meters. I crossed the line with nothin left in
Thursday, April 16, 2009
So get this. I went with Sram Red Cranks/chainrings for my new bike. The red chain rings are lighter=weaker and I can flex them because of my power. When I flex them, I'm usually in my 53x13,12,11 and the chain falls off to the inside and I almost flip off the bike. I've got several injuries and I've lost a lot of confidence in the Sram Red gear. For last Saturday, I tried to do 5 sprints but was only able to do 4.
Anyway, I put my Rival rings on for the race this weekend. I never had that problem with the Rival rings/cranks. Sram had production issues with my run of chainrings. They are going to send me their new Red "Sprinter" chain rings as well as a new chain to replace the bad run I have......
I just want it to be right. I want to stress about me not being fit enough. If I lose a race I want to lose it on my own terms. Psychologically, I'm going to do the races, but I'm not 100% into it. I'm going to do them because I've already paid for them. Without the bike being complete, I can't trust it. Does that even make sense? Maybe I'm thinking too much into it.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
today. I just rode. No power meter, no heart rate monitor no speed or
cadence sensor. Just me and my bike..... Ah,to be a kid again! In
the workout I had planned, I needed to do 3 all out sprints. Though I
don't know how fast I was going or what my 5, 10, 15 second power
levels were. It was just strong and fast and felt great. Lets just say
today I beat Mark Cavendish and I felt great doing it.