Thursday, July 24, 2008
My ribs are feelin' better, road rash is almost healed, Lynn is thinking about cyclocross, I want to race!
Here is the plan:
Major Taylor this Sunday.
Concord crit sat. 8-03
Rochester? or Gate City Cyclone Criterium 08-09?
Witches cup 8-13
Frontier Crit 8-16
Blount Crit 8-17
Saco Bay Criterium 8-23
Blunt Park Cyclocross Race 8-24.............Blunt park?....made me giggle.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Nationals. Lynn arrived at the event with a plan; warm up really well, race really hard, come home, and celebrate with Lyons and Judge! Well everything went according to plan. We arrived in VT. with plenty on time to spare, meeting up with all around good guy, Mike I. We found a shady spot to set up the trainer so Lynn could warm up properly.
On the starting line Lynn kept calm, taking the opportunity to meet some really cool people from all around the country. From the word go, Lynn got the hole-shot! A few minutes later,(it felt like hours) Lynn was first out of the single track and into the decent. It was very cool to hear by-standers remark about how fast she railed the corner at the bottom of the decent! Yeah, that's my Wife! WooHoo! Then Mike I and paced back and forth, for what seemed like hours, until we saw the woman's field again. Lynn was chased down by a rider from Fla. on the long and arduous climb, once back into the technical sections (Lynn's strength)she tried to "make" time, only to "stack it" on an off camber root section, getting passed in the process. Once back on the bike second spot was traded back and fourth a few times with a rider from AZ. On a side note: look at he results, the 40+ field crushed the 30-39 field!
Huge Congrats to local fast guy, Mike I. taking the silver medal in men's sport down hill. Yeah, he's that fast!
Lynn is looking forward to 'cross!
Friday, July 18, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Lynn raced with the men's cat 5 race, with a solid finish. I planned on racing the 35plus and the cat 4 events. With a few laps to go in the 35plus, a cyclonauts rider (Doug maybe?) got crossed up on the decent and high sided....hard! I had no-where to go but over the bars at 30 plus mph. See the above "G" rated pics, ribs are sore, bike seems ok. Ct. tomorrow? I'll decide in the am!
Saturday @ 11:34 pm- Everything hurts, can't lift my left arm over my chest, no racing Sunday.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Just a quick update, I raced at Thompson last night with Wild Bill. The prereg. list was short, but the day of racers fill out the field nicely. I raced the masters first, which was a ton of fun. The track has high banking (for New England) and is quite wide. It seemed as if the pack was chasing a break every lap. I took the opportunity to do some work, almost cooking myself. With a field full of crit specialists and strong sprinters, I placed 8Th. The cat 3/4 race was immediately after the masters. I took a bunch of laps drafting off the back trying to recover. After about 5 laps I felt much better, and again had a blast racing and moving through the pack, ending with 12Th spot.