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, March 15, 2007

tour day[s] murrieta

- ed. / sorry for the delay in posting, but i was unable to get into blogger the past few days.

the tour of murrieta was fun [if not super fast]. it was short, as in just 2 days and the rolling 3.5 mile road course [10 laps].
the crit did not go as well as i had anticipated, maybe it was the 4:30am wake up time or something in my drink. at any rate it was a fast crit and i was able to muster a few turns at the front only to be left at the rears on the last half lap as a rider in front of me in the train lost the wheel in front of him and i had to dig deep to catch and finish with the bunch.

the road race on sunday was another super early affair, but i think i flushed out all of the 'whatever' that was bugging my stomach on saturday and road a good fast race. we never dropped below 25mph for the entire race and i found myself catapulted to the front on lap 6 of 10, as i refused to brake once again. there were numerous newbie squirrels in the race that i was constantly chirping at to stop braking through the countless corners. as i took the lead spot in the front train, i put the hammer down and the field scattered behind and by the the start of the 7 lap i had done my job and shelled all of those hanging on by a thread. that made my race and i TT'd it in at the rears of the main group. all in all a great day of racing.

[hanging tough at the front, during day 1]

[did not feel so well today [day 1] ]

[at the lead during lap 7, at mach 1]

[noah 'hapy' witlin hanging tough]

[practicing my sprint at the back of the main group, after being lead out by another team]

[pretty happy with the days ride]


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