Thursday, February 25, 2010

I'm Back

Its been awhile since I have written and to be honest I am really tired so here is a quick wrap up. Build 1 was a success and so was the rest week that followed. I recovered by having my friend Casey and her friend Sequa who were out from New York tattoo me for 7 hours straight and than a short 2 hour session the next day. After that I took a short trip up to Portland to visit some memories along with some old friends. Rodney and I had an amazing time and I really didn't want to come home. Anyways first race of the season for me is on Sunday so I am going to go get some sleep...

From tattzkys


From tattzkys


From tattzkys


From tattzkys


From portland


From portland


From portland

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

On Wed. of this week after I finished my intervals I sat at computer to log my training info into my google calander and noticed that this past week was suppose to be my rest week on the bike. I trained right fucking through it. Since it was Wed. I figured I had 2 more scheduled rides for the week and that I would just complete them and make it a really easy week the following especially since I am heading up to Portland for a short vacation. My legs are tired but I am sure I will recover by next week which will set me up nice for my first races of the season on the 28th.

Other news Sean and Mike represented the team at Roger Millikin crit on Valentines day. I really wanted to join them and spend some time with one of the two ladies in my life my bike Lucy (the other being Papaya of course) but of course had to work. I did show up to provide a little bit of support and hang out until they went to ride for a warm up. Sean fucking crushed it as usual finishing 7th! Unfortunatley Mike was feeling so good so he pulled out of the race but I am not worried shit like that happens and I know he is going to have a super strong showing this season just a bummer of a way to start the season for him mentally but he will heal up and kill it in Sac this weekend. These guys make me proud to be called Capt'n!





Tuesday, February 9, 2010

First and foremost I must congratulate my teammate and friend Sean on his monsterous efforts this past weekend. He braved the rain, wind, and near freezing temps at Bolevard this weekend and prospered with a stellar 8th place finish! Than he went on to race the tough Red Trolley crit and got his first win of his short career as well as our first team win for the 2010 season! I knew when I was racing with him last season that this would be his breakout season, I am so happy I was able to recruit him onto our team!!

As for my weekend I wasn't there to help Sean (not like he needed it anyhow). But I am still training am still sticking to the plan to peak a little later so that all of us teammates will have our time to shine and gain some wins and upgrade points. Feb. 28th will be my first race of the season. I spent Sat. staring at the rain from inside my house and decided it to be an off day. Sunday John came out and we did the dreadful Baldy climb up to the switchbacks in the freezing cold. It is Soooo steep. It was a lot of fun though. Monday I met Jordan and Crystal at Hwy 39 and we climbed up to East Fork and up the backside of GMR and down. I was running late for a 1:00 appointment so once we got down the Mt. I had to put my head down and drill it all the way home. I made it but my legs are fried today from all the climbing and hammering. Therefore, today is an unscheduled off day so I will have to re-arange my ride plan for the week.

Non-cycling news went to the Kings vs. Ducks game last night and was pissed when the fucking Ducks snapped our 9 game win streak. I guess it had to end sometime but against the fucking Ducks? Come On!!

From Rides Febuarary 10


From Rides Febuarary 10


From Rides Febuarary 10

From Rides Febuarary 10






From Rides Febuarary 10

Monday, February 1, 2010

I had a great weekend of riding and something tells me I built a lot of fitness. Saturday I went out to Mike's house to roll out for a 40 mile group ride. Due to running a bit late we had to put our heads down and drill it for 10 miles to make the ride in time (nothing like dropping the hammer with cold legs ouch). We made the ride and had 2 minutes to rest before the 80 or so of us rolled out. About 5 miles deep Mike and I were riding in the front and not knowing where we were going missed a turn and got separated from the group. We quickly made the next left into an industrial parking lot, jumped the curb, rolled over a grass field, and crossed the middle of the street and went all out to catch back up with the group! haha. When the ride really started to pick up Mike and I were in there swinging. Rotating with 2 to 3 other riders Mike and I pulled all the way through Laguna Canyon, we took turns attacking on all the power climbs and consistently finished 1-5th up every one of them.

Sunday both Mike and Aaron came out to my house. We went up hwy. 39 up to East Fork and up the back side of GMR. 4500 ft. of climbing and a 3:15 ride. My legs felt tight but I was still able to motor pretty good. I climbed what I thought was really well, we did the backside of GMR in about 30 min. All in all as I said it was a great weekend on the bike. I only snapped a couple of worthy pictures of Sundays ride and forgot my camera on Saturday so here are the two.

From Rides January 2010


From Rides January 2010