Friday, February 25, 2011

Groundhog CX

Gene (40+), Luke(30+), and i (50+)did the masters race. 1 of us in each category. 15 total in the race 5 in each cat. we did ok, i dont know how Luke and Gene did in their cat and over all. I hung in ok, wasnt last, but on the last lap about 100 yds from the end, the rear wheel picked up a branch and it snapped the rear derailleur off, i started running-walking, but the guy (only 1, damn) behind me passed me. i got to the road that is the last part of the lap, got on the bike and Jon gave me a push, then i propelled myself by pushing on the road with my right leg like i was on a scooter. anyway i finished DFL, but i finished. now i have to get a rear derailleur and hanger. First race and i broke.

Jason, Aaron, Gene and Jon raced the Senior open, didnt take long for Jason to lap most of the field and some of them twice. He picked up first place by a big margin.

the following race was the classic-open, cross bikes only, Jason signed up and took this race with almost as big a gap as the prior race.

2 First's for Jason, Great job man.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Too fat again.

It's been so long since I've posted and I'm heavy again. I've got to lay off the beer in the off season.           Like that will happen anytime soon, maybe for a little while anyway.
Picked up a cyclocross bike in Dec. I went to a few races in the fall to watch and it looked like great fun. Racers are very laid back, having a good time. Oh, and they do beer hand-ups, I'll fit right in. Been riding local hiking trails and gravel-snowy roads for training. my first cx race is Feb 20th. Tour de Groundhog near Springfield Il.
So I've 4 weeks to shed a few more pounds, i also need to get out and practice running barriers, that should help get some weight off.
Also, I'll try to keep this blog a little more current.
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