Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Tucson 2014

Aaron and Brian have documented our 2014 training camp to Tucson on their blogs here: http://aaroncruikshank.blogspot.com , http://ueberdiebruecke.wordpress.com. I am going to give my thoughts with some training stats.

Days in Tucson: 14
Training Hrs: 57.5
Kilometer's Ridden: 1578
Miles Ridden: 980.5
Training Stress Score: 2199
Kilojoules:  34436
Highest Elevation:  9,159ft or 2,792 m
Most Elevation Gain on one ride: 7795ft or 2376m
Highest Training Stress Score on one day: 275.5
Road with most expansion cracks: Nogales Highway
Dirt Roads Ridden: 2
Longest Ride: 7hrs and 26min, 138.5 miles or 223km and 4979 Kilojoules.

Great Trip. Tucson Rocks.

Monday, January 21, 2013


Stuff for sale.

Frame: 2011 cannondale cad 10 56cm
BB 30 Sram Force crank
7800 Dura Ace brake set
Brand New Sram Red braze on Front derailleur Steal cage.
Brand New TRP Euro X mag cross brake set.
S Works white Helmet
Lazer Helium black Helmet

Contact me! I would like to sell local if possable.


Monday, January 14, 2013


2012 Season Stats!

Cyclocross Races: 23
Road and Crits: 28
Training Races: 14
65 Race Days!

Cross Wins: 5
Road Wins: 1

1st Overall Race at The Lake Spring Series
2nd Overall OVCX Elite Men CX

Training Hrs: 693
Mileage Est. avg 17.5mph x 693 = 12127.5 mi or 19404 km

Goodbye 2012 its been real!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

OVCX 6 Eva Bandman Worlds Venue

The next stop on the ovcx tour was Eva Bandman. The park is where the World Championship takes place in Feb. I really enjoy this park and Louisville; it’s a fun fast course.

The race was fast from the whistle and I got a poor start because I missed my pedal and was in about 20th after the first lap. I knew right away that I wasn’t on a good day. My exercise induced asthma was bad and I couldn’t breathe. It was going to be a long day on the bike. Long story short I worked my way up to 15th by the end and was disappointed but it happens sometimes.  I need to warm up longer and I was not dressed warm enough for the temp and wind chill. I knew better and will correct it this weekend at the Cincinnati uci weekend.

On a positive note a Cycle-Smart athlete Ryan Knapp won and started at the back of the 60 plus field! Look for him to hit it in Cincinnati this weekend!
Stay safe in the Frankenstorm!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Gun Club

OVCX 4 Gun Club
Gun Club is one of my favorite course on the on the OVCX circuit. I headed down with local young gun John Proppe, we got to the course and it was laid out the same as last year except they added a big fly over after the sand pit. Awesome!  The course is a combination of twisty woods and dirt path linked by some open grass fields. There are lots of transitions and corners; it’s a really good course for my skills. The best that could have happen for me was some light rain right at the start. The rain completely changed the course. It made it super slippy and even more techy. I decided to run the Limus right before the start with 26 and 28psi, they were like perfect for the greasy mud.
I was a second row call up because of my DNF the week before I ended up getting a reasonably good start. I was in about 4th place after the first lap, and then I lost some spots when I got in to a scrum with a JR in the woods on the second lap. I was able to recover and end up in the group of 4 racing for 4th place about half way through. Rob Kendall ended up winning, got a good gap at the start and cruised in. Luke Haley and Eric Anderson battled it out for 2nd and 3rd. I attacked my group on the last lap and was fairly close to Eric by the end. I was pumped to finally have good legs at the end of the race, the form is coming.
Video highlights

Bunch of pics on my wall.