So far the season has shown me a few top 10s. I wouldn’t have objected if fenders were permitted for this particular race. Our team had two riders represented in the winning break. So I sat in the group and ate dirt for about three hour and waited for the sprint.
Ideally I would have saved a clean set of glasses for the last kilometer. It was particularly fast for the last 5-8 minutes and I was operating with about 20% vision.I’m sure all of the other riders were in the same position.
Flickr / frothengatter)
So far the season has been promising. My team managed a GC first place this weekend and I’ve been in the top 10 for two minor road races and top 15 for a more significant road race. This isn’t to say I’ve been in contention with the major players. It means that I’ve been energetic/fit enough to get into late breaks or initiate late attacks. It’s nice to see improvement over last year and have the support of the team.
Pictures to follow when I develop my film.
Picture of my teammate Emile taking a lap on the field in a points race with Tyler Farrar.
Here’s his cycling blog.
2010 Cascade classic crit. Motion Blur
This is an Australian documentary with much of the same content as Tyler Hamilton’s book, The Secret Race. Definitely worth a watch.
I decided to add a page linking to other cycling/fitness blogs. Short description included.
“Choosing to forego revenge, and looking to the future instead. An interview with Rigoberto Urán.
In honor of Rigoberto Uran’s silver medal at the London Olympics, I’m re-posting my interview with him. Rigoberto is a superbly talented rider, and his life story is perhaps even more amazing than his abilities on the bike. This is because—as I see it— his life and willingness to persevere through unbelievable odds both reflect the positive fighting spirit of a whole country: Colombia.”
The criterium I’m racing in today (July11th) is being streamed live.
I can’t say much except the field is quite talented and for the duration, the race will be intense. My hope is to last through it to the end.
The crit average speed was 49km/h. One lucky rider got $3350 for a late prime. They call it the gambler’s prime because it’s very close to the bell lap. Pure Black is from New Zealand.
Photo: Greg Descantes
Personally it was surreal to have a moto drive by with a video recorder and broadcast live. Disclaimer: I DNFed