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]

Thursday, August 03, 2006

ok, so it has been a while since i last blogged

[cursing up nicholas canyon]

ok, so it has been a while since i last blogged. you know the usual suspects, work, work, work, and trying to get an appointment with dr. fuentes is almost impossible these days. we have entered the transitional phase of our training, now that the race season is pretty much over for now. soon we be starting our base miles over again. in the mean time we have had some really good rides, noah, greg and i worked well together as a team a few rides back and won the sepulveda sprint line. i set it up well and lead out from about 600m and than faded back as noah took over and lead out the competitors, while greg and regrouped at the rear. greg decided that he was going to lead me out, as opposed to me leading him out [greg has got the sprint legs]. so greg hammered it and we surprised the group as we passed everyone up with about 200m to go, and pulled around greg and easily won by a bike length or so. the team worked well and it was great practice. kudos to noah [the decoy] and greg [the hammer].

[this is where we are headed]

now on to the killer ride yesterday up to mt. wilson in the angeles national forest. greg and i headed up the mountain[s] for 5800ft+ [6500ft total for the day] of continuous climbing. the weather was perfect, about 85 -90, cool breeze towards top and sunny. powercranking for 2.5 hours of climbing is not child's play, but is some serious training [and fun]. to get to the top was no easy feat on powercranks. greg did a spectacular ride and climbed like a mountain goat the whole way up, in true greg 'hard man' fashion. this ride was dedicated to dave 'flatlander' jarrett and to noah 'to much work' witlin. see you both up at the top next time.

[greg and i going through the burn zone]

[almost there]

[greg at the top of mt. wilson]

[at the top]

[greg and i on the other side of the mt. wilson]


  • At 8:55 AM, Blogger Tim Jackson- Masi Guy said…

    Do those team kits come in red? Or beer flavors?

  • At 9:43 AM, Blogger blue squirrel said…

    if you go up to mt. wilson with us next time, you will be seeing red anyway....

  • At 2:57 PM, Blogger Tim Jackson- Masi Guy said…

    And if my big fat sprinter/ Arizone Champ Kilo- Pursuit ass beats you to the top? Do we add red to the team kit?

  • At 4:52 PM, Blogger blue squirrel said…

    yes, if one you powercrank up mt. wilson and or our bike frame sponsor forks over some money for the kits.... see you at the top big boy


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