It is that time of year again. Oh yea Little 500. Usually I am worried about last minute stuff before the race. Not this year. I am a full time spectator. It is weird not being part of the race this year. Honestly I kind of enjoy it more not racing it. We will see how I feel when I actually go to the race. Here are some pictures from the past years.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
This past weekend half of the team headed over to Columbus IN for the Cereland Classic. This course is an easy one corner circuit race with a little hill. We attacked from the gun and kept launching them. Isaac counter attacked when I got brought back, and he was gone. Then Chris soon bridged up to the break with a few more riders. The rest of the race was dedicated to covering moves and making sure the break did not lap. Isaac ended up just getting nipped at the line by buffer and Chris ended up 4th. Harry finished up 2nd in the field sprint with me right behind him and Tom 2 spots behind me. 5 in the top 10 is not bad, even though it was a small race. The field was still around 35-40. Good fun. The race on Sunday got cancelled because of rain. Oh well. Next race is Brown County RR. Day after Little 500. Now that should be fun!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Yesterday I decided to hit up Brown County for some mountain biking. Weather was amazing so I hit the road in the late afternoon. Trails were almost perfect with a few muddy spots here and there. The creek crossing were full so I got a little wet, but hey that's what mountain biking is all about. I did not have to much time but got a solid 1.5 hours of shredding in. I really love it out there. All you Chicago guys, you gotta come down and hit up this trail system. Its worth the drive.
Messing around with the Camera
Another Trail shot.
One of many creek crossings
Before the Ride
Monday, April 6, 2009
I Suck! Saturday was not my day. Going into the race I told myself just to sit in until the last lap, because last year I did a lot of work and blew my self up. So I am sitting in and hurting. I started cramping on the second lap. I am asking myself what the hell? What is going on? I kept eating and drinking hoping it would go away and it just kept getting worse. I was cramping in places I didn't know I could even cramp. Most of my teammates road really well on Saturday. I watched Will, Chris and Isaac do work up at the front while I was hurting in the middle of the pack. I made it longer than I did last year. Got popped with 8 miles too go. Oh well. Its only the first race of the year. Hope the legs come around soon. I have trained more this spring than I have ever trained in my racing career. And it showed for nothing this weekend.
Ended up 40th. Got 38th last year.
Saw the new fast and the Furious last night. Freakin Sweet!