Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Winter Training Rig

I had to give back my Specialized so it was time to build the Supersix back up. I am loving Sram so much right now that I through my rival on my Cannondale and sold the Dura Ace on Ebay. Its a heavy rig but perfect for training. Its interval time and I am hating every bit of it. Brian is working my ass off and I have to say I am not the most hardcore trainer out there. If I could I would race my self into shape each year, but I know that all these intervals will make me faster. Today I got out there and puked on my last interval of the day FUN!!!! The nights are getting cooler down here every day. I kinda like it. Fall is my favorite time of year. Leaves are starting the change and the air is getting crisp. Cross Weather!!

New Toy! Pam says I am ridiculus and I probably am but this is my 3rd SRM in 2.5 years. I have had the Dura Ace, FSA, and now Sram. I only one I need now is the Cannondale SI one. Ha Don't worry Pam that won't be until I ride a Cannondale on my summer racing team.

Loving the 44cm bars now. I thought the orange finishing tape would be festive for the Fall.

Big old comfy Regal. One of my favorite saddles ever.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Back Home

I am finally recoverd from my adventure to Las Vegas. I had enough bikes and booze I could handle. I am not going to go into detail about the whole trip but I did have a blast out there. The cross race was very cool. It was so sweet racing with all those big dogs out there. I got a sweet call up before Lance and then he rolled up right next to me before the race. I will remeber that for rest of my life. I had a great start. I went into the barriers right behind Trebon sitting about 8-12th wheel. It was so sweet being up front with those guys. I faded throughout the race to about 30th then broke my crank. The pedal threads stripped out of the carbon crank and my pedal fell off. It was drinking time after that. Thanks to everyone cheering for me there it helped so much.
I am back home hanging out. Back to school tomorrow which I am not looking forward too. Thats all for now. I will leave you with a pic from 2 weeks ago up in Michigan.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

SRM Powermeter for Sale

Asking $2,400
Professional SRM Power Meter with a compact FSA carbon crank 175mm, 53/39t

Excellent condition Professional (Measurement accuracy: ±2%) SRM Power Meter with a (53x39 Stronglight rings, BCD 130 and 110 respectively) FSA carbon crank (175mm). Comes with MegaExo bottom bracket.

Power Control V, Sensor cable, USB download cable, Multi Charger with adapters, Handlebar clip 31.8mm, Software CD included. This SRM comes with a Red head unit and upgraded stronglight chainrings. The crank arms do have some wear from shoes rubbing but that is the only problem with the system. This comes with everything you will need. Only used part of the system is the crank,bb, and harness. Everything else is brand new.

Visit the listing on Ebay

Monday, September 22, 2008

UCI Michigan Day Two

UCI POINTS!!!!! Finally the day came. I really did not think it was going to be possible but I was wrong. Sunday went better for me. I through the Kysriums on my single bike and I was ready to roll. Had another good start which took me right up to the lead group. I was the last guy of the lead split, but soon I got popped out to that group and rode the rest of the race by myself until Steve Tilford caught me after he flatted. Mad props to Steve for railing the cross with only a front brake. We kinda battled it out for the last lap and it came down to a photo finish. He lead out the sprint and got me by half a wheel at the line. So I finished 7th. 6 UCI points!! Stinks that the first World Cup is not til October 18th. It would of been nice to have some points this Wednesday at Cross Vegas.
I am coming down with a cold so I am trying every possible thing to get over it before Wednesday.

Ryan and I leave at 4am Wedneday for Vegas. I can't freaking wait. Off to bed.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

UCI Michigan Day one

Where do I start? Ryan, Isaac and I headed up to Detroit this morning at 7am. After 6 hours of driving we arrived here. Super sweet course. Had a little bit of everything. I had a great start even though I started last row. I went straight up to the front. I lead the chase group (riding in 3rd place) for a lap or 2. I was so stoked. I might actually have a chance of getting a UCI point. I thought too soon. On the 4th lap out of 10 I flatted my front wheel. Got my pit bike crashed that and crashed some more. I went all the way back to 18th but then worked myself all the way up to 14th. Not a bad result but would of liked a UCI point.
I could not fix my front flat with sealant. So no Reynolds for Vegas :( Looks like I will be riding the Kysriums at Vegas unless anyone has a Challenge tire in Bloomington or can get me one by Monday or Tuesday because my flight is at 6:45am on Wednesday. Or if anyone will let me ride there sweet carbon wheels. Wish me luck for tomorrow.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Clear out Sale

I am getting rid of a bunch of stuff right now. I am clearing out the closet for next year. Please check out my Page of Ebay. Can work out some prices out if people are interested in anything. Contact me at Masherer@indiana.edu.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

OVCX Loveland Cross Photos

It was Hot!

The Start. Man I was nervous!

Barriers 1

Barriers 2

Thats my girl.

Someone thirsty?

Monday, September 15, 2008

Challenge Tire Chart

Cyclocross Tires Conditions

Grifo 30- Light rider / Early season conditions

Grifo 32- All Around Conditions

Grifo 32 - Seta Unmatched casting material, super supple for greater contact to the ground

Grifo 34 -Muddy Conditions

Grifo XS 32- Fast, hard pack and grassy courses, superb early season tire

Grifo XS 34- Ideal deep sand tire

Grifo XS White/Black 32- Icy conditions – hard ice (also the “styling” early season tread)

Fango 32- Muddy conditions (developed with direct input from leading riders of the sport)

Fango 34- Deep mud conditions

Thanks to Donn Kellogg from Challenge tires.

First Cross Race of 2008

Sunday was my first cross race of the season. Pam and I headed out to Cinncinati on Saturday evening to stay with her rents. We had a wonderful dinner curtousy of the Pam's parents. I also had some time to see Pam's dog Maggie.
Sundays weather was quite interesting. Weather called for heat and wind. It was in the mid to high 80's with gust up to 68mph. It had to have been the windiest races I have ever done. Race went pretty well for the first race of the season. I ended up 4th which I can't complain about. I had 3rd locked down but on the last lap a gust of windy blew the caution tape into my cassette and got all tangled up. I lost my position after messing with my cassette until I could ride in my 25 or 26 for the last lap. Isaac road a solid race. He was pushing the pace hard for the majority of the race and ended up 6th. Ryan got hit in the face with a overhanging branch and got bucked off his bike. Pam had a great start to her season with a solid 6th place. Issac, Ryan, and I are loading up the Legacy with 6 bikes and heading up to Detroit for 2 UCI races this weekend then off to Vegas on Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I think I am ready?

I got my first cross race in only 3 days. I think I am ready, but not to sure. I have been training hard and only going to be training more. I got a packed schedule of racing ahead of me. I start off with a bang too. Loveland CX then Michigan UCI then off to cross Vegas on the 24th. Bikes are almost ready just need 2 chains from Pony Shop and my Spooky Cable hangers. I got all my clothing and gear ready. Its go time.

2 Pairs of Sidi Dominator's

Sweep and an Ionos

Neon Green/Yellow Sock



Monday, September 8, 2008

Pam's Pink Cross Machine

Pink Chris King!

Pink Crank Bros!

Pink WTB saddle!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Cross Anyone??

The wheel collection.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day on the Lake

Beautiful Lake Griffy

Ryan and Scott on the Canoe

The Turtle that I caught

Pam loving the gorgeous day