Tuesday, December 22, 2009

World Cup

It was snowy at the winter trophy; but it was in Belgium too!
I love cross!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Best of 2009

Best Win Brett's cx day 2

Best Team Win Cap city #6

Best Tandem Win: Fiac National Championship

Best Stage race: Tour of Ohio

Best CX course: Wendy Park

Best CP 60: 349w

Best CP 20: 365w

Best CP 5: 437w

Best CP 0.2: 1328w

Best one day TSS 329.6

Best one day distance: 178km

Friday, December 11, 2009

Bike ride

Since its going to be warm on Saturday lets do a group ride. Meet at breaksville reservation parking lot at valley parkway and 21 at noon. Akron area meet at botzum trail head on riverview and bath rd. at 1045am. The ride will be enduraced based 3-4 hrs.
PS bring anyone that wants to ride!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tis the season

Tis the season to reveiw the season, anyway not much outside going on today so lets look back at this season. My season officially started in the last week of Jan and has not end till next weekends cap city cx race. My original plan was to go to master Cyclocross worlds in mid Jan but the fundage is low to swing a trip to Europe. So what happened this year? I raced a lot. This was the most racing that I have done in a season, 56 races. That includes training races. 39 races were road or TT, 1 mtb, and 17 cross races.

My goals for the season were, Tour of Ohio, Masters Nationals and Cross Season. The First goal was Tour of Ohio and it went great I ended up 3rd overall and was top ten everyday and Dan won a stage. Keep in mind that the first season I did tour of Ohio 7 season’s ago I got dropped everyday. The stage race set me up to do well at master nationals and I raced at the front all day but ended up 22nd. The next goal was cross season and it went well, I won 2 races and was 2nd in the Bike Authority series.

Looking back at my training everything went great for the first part of the season. My chronic training stress score or (tssm) was around 120 after tour of Ohio and I hit my season high for functional threshold power. The second goals of the season were Cyclocross and my training was a little off. I raced a lot in July and August when I should have redone base. Overall it was a great season.

Next season goals are being formulated right now. One goal will be Cyclocross season for sure and I will work backward from this goal for planning next season. I really want to race a full uci schedule and go to Europe. To make this happen I better get some sponsorship together. I will put some power files up later this week. Remember you have to dream big to achieve greatness!

Monday, December 7, 2009


Well, It was a good weekend of cross bikin. On Saturday lake effect dominated in Columbus and on Sunday we did it again. Matt killed it on Sunday he just rode away, impressive. He has had a season to remember with 9 or 10 wins! I have some power files from the races that I will put up later this week and recap my season.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009