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]

Friday, March 16, 2007

SAN DIMAS SR [stage 1]

SDSR 1

38th out of 50 [20 min, 4 min back of the leader, or should i say ringer, he was flying up the mountain and had the best time of the day for a while]

today did not go as well as i would have liked, actually i am a bit upset with myself and the outcome of todays uphill ITT. i am usually not upset about results, as we all have bad days and good days and sometimes extraordinary days. but today was one of those rare days that i am just upset. i felt good today, not bad, not great, but good, my final time does not reflect the effort.

i rode the entire course in too small of a gear, as i should have been dieseling up the hill in a lower gear and not spinning so easily and it cost me a good speed /time. my climbing style is some where between spinning and dieseling, especially since i learned to diesel long before spinning was the in thing. oh well, chalk this one up as more experience and of course, 'thats bike racing'. now we are on to the road race course next, which has some killer classics style short steep climbs [no pave, duh, this is socal]. all though i am upset, i learned a lot today and now it is time to move on and go faster.

till tomorrow.

1 Comments:

  • At 3:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Make sure to check out the promo video for the San Dimas Stage Race at http://www.sandimas.net

     

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