Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Jingle Cross Video

Back Home......

I'm finally back home from a long Thanksgiving break. The 2nd day of Jingle Cross did not go as well as the first. I had an even better start on the second day though. I was neck and neck with Horner up the first run up, but then it went down hill from there. My back started seizing up bad. It was absolutely killing me. Then my legs and hands started to go, after watch people pass me one after another. Still ended up 17th which made me a little bit of cash. Isaac and I then had a 7 hour drive back to Bloomington. I feel like we heard every 80's hair band on the radio at least twice on the drive home. Only got 3 more weeks of school, then Nationals in Kansas and then 2 weeks off the bike. My body is starting to get tired after racing for 9 months. 2 weeks off sounds so amazing to me. Spent the morning on the bike, it was a great day 40 and sunny. I will leave you guys with a pic of my new supersix. I can't find any good pics from Jingle Cross but when I do I will make sure to post them.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Jingle Cross Day 1

Man, where do I start? My alarm went off at 7:30 after being out drinking until 2am. Isaac picked me up soon after that. We hit the road to Iowa City. Let me tell you there is absolutely nothing between Chicago and Iowa City. My stomach was feeling the multiple Guinness’s I had last night. Decided it would be a good idea to stop and get McDonald's for lunch (didn't help my stomach). We arrived at jingle cross nice and early. We had time to put in a bunch of practice laps before we started. It was cold and sunny a great day for cross. I was lucky this time and had a great starting position in the second row right behind Horner. The beginning of the race went well for me. I got in the lead group for the first lap. Wells and Horner were pushing the pace hard. The pace was just to fast for me and I watched them ride away from me. Then more riders like Doug Swanson, Matter, and Bergman all passed me. I bonked hard on the second lap, then Isaac caught me and I rode with him for awhile. I then regained my strength and hammered away. Ended up 15th. I can't complain but I would have liked to get "a" UCI point. Maybe tomorrow. We are lucky to stay in a sweet hotel room that is cheep and has a coffee shop across the street. Time to rest the legs and get ready for pain fest # 2 tomorrow. Pic's from the weekend will come next week.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Gobble Gobble

Just a short post today. I am currently waiting for the feast. While I was surfing the web for a video for the power point I have to do for class I came across this awesome cross video. One of the best I have ever seen. It sums up Euro cross so well. Hope everyone has a great Turkey Day. Cheers

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

New Blog

I finally did it, my first post on my new blog. Recently I have been feeling the urge to start a blog. It seems like the cool thing to do these days so I am going to give it a shot. Props to Ryan for helping get it all started. I am at home for Turkey Day in Etown. Weather here is horrible 40 and raining. Decided it was not the best idea to do a cross ride, because I feel a cold coming on. I look forward to eating massive amounts of food tomorrow and consuming a large amount of nice beer which I picked up today with my brand spanking new ID I got from the DMV. I got my new Challenger tire glued on to my Ksyrium yesterday. Hopefully I will not roll it at Jingle Cross. That's all I got for today but I will leave with a photo of last weeks finish. I will have more on Jingle Cross next week after I get my ass kicked by Horner and Wells.