I keep getting pushed and prodded by people telling me that I need to update this web log. Well I haven't. I haven't written on here because I haven't felt compelled to share anything happening in my own weird little world. I'm tired of reading about what people ate for breakfast, what they wore on their ride, etc... there is a lot of boring stuff posted everyday on the interweb and I happen to live a pretty mundane life myself. I figured I'd just do my part to offset the boredom being written on the Double You Double You Double You.com by keeping my boring life to myself.
Training been going, not great, not bad, just going. I've been riding my new (old) singlespeed mountain bike at least once a week, and that has been awesome. I've missed mountain biking a lot the past couple years, so I'm making a concerted effort to ride it at least once a week. Anyone up for tuesday mountain bike rides? I am.
A couple weeks ago I did a road race in Grand Junction. I got second. There were four starters. I got 2nd place, finished in the top half, and was last placed finisher. Hopefully that's the only time in my career that I finish a race with stats like that.
This past weekend there were collegiate races in Golden. Colorado School of Mines hosted an individual time trial up Lookout Mountain, then a circuit/crit on Sunday. The DU team rode well, then we went for pancakes at Ben Quinn's house. After a full belly of pancakes I went and did my first power test of the year up the Lookout course. My numbers were right where I wanted them to be, but I'm still a little chunky so my time wasn't too blazing fast.
Sunday's circuit played out the way most collegiate crits have this year. Small break with no organization behind it. Steve Forbes of the DU team took the chase upon his own shoulders and drove the chase group averaging 300 watts for the hour long effort. Not bad for a little 140 pounder.
After the race I cruised to Boulder for the Koppenberg Circuit Race. The race went well, I got into a little chase group just toward the end of the third lap, and ended up 7th.
This weekend I'm headed to Utah for more collegiate stuff, not sure if I'll get any racing in, but hopefully I can figure something out at least one of the days. Thanks for checking in, sorry for the lack of interesting content.
Are there any pictures of Koppenberg out there?