Monday, February 28, 2005

MUNDAE

Snow flakes get in my eyes. Dishes, laundry, garbage out. Aunt June's hosting dinner tonight, her ravioli is worth the drive to the city. 1-3 inches tonight? Maybe go singlespeeding later.

Sunday, February 27, 2005

WEEKEND 2.27

Friday i went to my uncle's birthday party down in the city. Good food and talked with family i haven't seen in awhile. Saturday T-bone and i did the Doc ride. It was sunny but cool out. Good turnout, 18 or so riders, T and i just sat on the back and hung out most of the ride. 60 miles in, then i had to clean up and go straight to the track.

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Carnage was the word of the weekend at BMX. When i got to the track on Saturday i felt pretty good after riding all morning. Made the main in open, but in the 2nd moto for class they were taking top 2 to the main, i was leading when the guy in 2nd decided to put me over the 2nd turn. Totally sensless since we were both in qualfying positions, but, whatever. Unfotunately that wasn't the end of it. In the open main i was in 4th setting up an outside move on 3rd going into the last turn when the same dude that took me out of class low/highed me over the turn AGAIN! Alright then, collected 2 IOU's to serve down the road.

Sunday started out promising. Made the semi, then the main in a pretty stacked open class and made the main in class. Open main i had an OK start when the front 2 riders wrecked in the first turn and balled us all up at full speed. A couple riders got through for the trophy spots, so that race was over as quick as it started. Class main, had a bad start, got forced to the inside of the first turn, lost momentum and just rode it out. Despite my results i still had a blast hanging out all


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weekend with Ray and the Labecki's. Jay raced cruiser this weekend and Nathan's on the brink of turning Inter after only a couple months of racing. That kid can race anything! Fast.

Ray's first!
Props to Ray(Skinny's) for busting out the oldschool Diamondback and taking 2nd on Saturday and 1st on Sunday. Awsome for his first time racing!

That's the weekend in a nutshell. Focus shifts to road training for the next couple weeks. Think i need a break from indoor racing anyway. Hit the Redline race in a couple weeks then that wraps up BMX for me until the Rockford Nat'l in June.

Wow, i need to get to bed.
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Saturday, February 26, 2005

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Thursday, February 24, 2005

SLUMMIN'

There were a bunch of fast dudes at practice tonight, which i wasn't one of. Been slow lately. Go hard this weekend then focus on road training for the next couple weeks, until Redline Qualifier. One thing at a time, divided attention compromises results. Regardless, i'll probably try to do the Doc ride Saturday and then go race that night. T-bone, you with me?

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

MOONLIT

When the full moon rose it was time to go for a little ride. Apparently, it was chilly out, dress right and you don't notice. My computer died 5.8 miles into the ride and water bottle froze up soon after, headlight lasted though. Haven't done much on the road at night, but the snow was too deep for mountain biking and the roads were dry, so- go! When i got out of town the moon rose high and illuminated the quiet, snow covered landscape. Serenity. Spin easy and embrace the winter realm.
You just don't get this out of a trainer.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

PROGRESS?

Took the long way home from work on the 1X1, paid some bills, then spun trainers with a couple guys at Transition. Hit the grocery store on the way home and fired up some, mmmmm, Brats! Hey, gotta enjoy life every once in awhile, i'll just have to work a little harder tomorrow.

OoooooooK.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

BMX 2.20


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Racing sucked today.
Wasted my money to ride horribly and go home early. Atleast Daytona was a good race. Gotta get my sht together for next weeks double header/Race For Life.
Out.

Saturday, February 19, 2005

BASE MILES


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4 hours of sleep, bundle up, skip breakfast then on the bike at 9:30. A little over a dozen showed up for the Doc Ride. Did some efforts early on then sat back and chilled. Afterwards, met T-bone at W&S. Got him out to break in his new ride- TREK 5000 -major upgrade over his former ride. Rode together for about an hour then split home. 70-some miles, good day. Autocross banquet tonight, BMX race tomorrow. Insert sleep somwhere.

Daytona 500 pick:
Jimmy Johnson #48

Thursday, February 17, 2005

CLIP-LESS

Rode flats tonight, felt natural, not to far off, think i'll race 'em until Redline Qualifier, need A game at that one though. Times are on the road bike and they need to stay there, preseason training yo. Fish fry tomorrow, to bed now. G'night.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

CRANKS

11 years is a pretty good run for a set of BMX cranks. They were the first set of 3-pc. chromoly cranks i got and they've been in every 20 in. frame I've owned over the years. This week i noticed some slop in the splines on the drive side crank arm and realized they were finally spent. James at Wheel & Sprocket actually had a set of Profile180's in stock and hooked me up, so i'll try 'em out tomorrow at gate practice. Hopefully i can get another 11 years out of this set.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

DEBUT

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