blue squirrel

after a self-imposed 20 year absence from cycling, the sport i love, i am back and dedicated to holding my own in the superfast 40+ catagory. this blog will tell the journey, the highs and the lows, the team [team becher+] and it's cast of characters, our sponsors, supporters, and other local riders that make it happen... [anonymous comments are lame, cowboy up and put a name or start a blog]

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

greg the day

so it was hot and hard today, to say the least. the fahrenheit peaked over 100 today out in the far reaches of the valley and we climbed over 3000', with the average going over 6% with most climbs hiting +18%.

today was the day of greg. he showed what 10 months of hard training and dedication can produce, and did he produce today. he stuck my wheel on every climb and was mixing it up on the rest of route. he really impressed today and rode like hell. with his pending powercranks training to start soon, he is only going to get faster and tougher.

the day started out by warming up on the cahuenga climb over to the valley and hollywood way. we progressed through the scorching valley via glen oaks to hansen dam and starting climbing the full length of foothill. greg was right there every time i would look over my shoulder. what a possessed ride he had up foothill. we than found our way over to inverness [back side of chevy chase] and climbed the steeps up to the girls school at the top that overlooks the rose bowl. from there it was down chevy chase to the other end of glen oaks. we than made are way up barham and than cooled down by climbing the 15%+ climbs to lake hollywood and down from 'the sign' to beachwood and home. it was a hard day and greg stepped up and took control of it like a true champion. i am and was impressed by his effort today and how good he has truly become. it is nice to see all of his hard training and dedication finally start to pay off. props to you greg, you truly are a hard man.

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