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]

Monday, April 14, 2008


this image pretty much sums up stage 2. the winds were gusting +35 mph and after stefan returned a few minutes after starting his stage, i called the plug on our stage 2 antics. the wind conditions put the race organization into serious disarray, with start times starting 1 hour later than on time, i personally didn't even have time to get ready after helping the organizer tape down my groups sign in sheet, she said that our race would start on time, that gave me 7 minutes to get dressed and on the bike, instead of the previous stated 1 hour. needless to say i was highly caffeinated and not happy. the CHP even rumored to close highway 8 to traffic because of the wind. so stefan and i loaded his bike on the roof [not easy when you are blowing over] and headed back to la mesa and a consolation ride out to the coast and del mar.

[stefan smiling cause he knows that he is going to get to go UP torrey pines on the way back from del mar]

well, the crit did not go much better for me and quite frankly was pathetic and i don't really want to go into it, i felt good, i got some sleep, i eat well, warmed up and proceeded to fall victim to 3 large teams on the hunt for omnium points and places, nuff said.

stefan on the other hand had some fun attacking and bridging all day. he really did very well considering it was a flat course and his average speed is faster up hill. all props go to stefan for great first 3 straight days of racing. he really made me and the whole team proud.

[stefan warming up]

[stefan getting his race on]

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