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]

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


ok, so, it was a long weekend, and thus it was a mini camp for our U23 rider stefan to get in some quality miles.  which in laymen's terms, means that he floated up the climbs as i was cursing the day i went over 156lbs [hmm, 15 years ago].  we put in some good rides and had some good company along the way.  

[peter l. and stefan relaxing at descanso gardens waiting on fed ex, saturday]

saturday saw noah, stefan, peter l., paul v. and paul hit the road up to the lido canyon loop a few times and then up to the highest point of the area above chevy chase to the 'girls school'.  it was a good day of speed and climbing through the twisting roads that crisscross pasadena and glendale.

[everyone at the top]

sunday saw a more leisurely stroll up nichols to mulholland and down to the ocean.  it was good tempo on mulholland and the rest of the day was an up and down pace.  with a few 'this is not right' from the older set, as i directed stefan to go to the front, pick up the pace and do some work. 

[no pic's from sunday, as it was so slow i forgot to take any]

monday being a holiday, i thought it special to take stefan up big tujunga and let him spread his wings.  he really put the hurt on the old guy, but i made up for it on verdugo with some good ol' fashion TT speed work at 30+ for a few miles.  needless to say, stefan slept well on monday night.   ok, this is a brief post, put i am tired too and i have lot of work to do.  so i will try and wax poetic in a future post. oh, and ras if you are reading this, yes stefan is skinner than you.

[stefan 'andy' flying up]

[stefan 'andy' flying by]

[stefan 'andy' flying past]

[dig the smirk 'andy' is giving the master, no respect for the old i tell ya']


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