Monday, August 28, 2006

Ok back to me.

I will be off to the mother land starting tomorrow. That’s right New England. And I would be lying if I said I am not thinking about my hematocrit levels, the training I have been doing and the people I have been rubbing handlebars with in local races and training rides. This past Tuesday I did the local hammer ride and it was quite interesting. Many, many pro’s Scott Moniger being only one of the countless piston legged monsters throwing down a 28 MPH avg on the ride. I felt good and was even up at the front a bit… I hope that my legs are good. real good. and I hope that will help some on my team to some great results. Whether its me or not I don’t care. I just want to ride like I never have before.
Today was the Longmont Crit. 6 turns and quite fast. 29 MPH. It was the speed of the Tour of CT crit if that helps. I’ll save you the race report because there isn’t much to report. That is until someone got bit loose in the rear and tock a digger in turn 3. looked nasty and I got a good up close view but I was lucky enough to power-slide past the wreckage and chase back on. The speed was pretty sick . 30+ on the finishing straight mage it really hard for me or any normal person to move up. My 12 sprocket wasn’t working that well either, not that I am a master at turning that gear anyway…
I finished with the pack and felt really good. the last 10-15’ started to hurt a bit. But I felt good. confident. I road to the race with a local friend Dan from the Wild oats team and back with Lindsay. Pretty nice day all around, good weather, cool some passing showers but we stayed dry, rubber side down and hey, its CO.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Ek's Client rips boulder long course tri

Ek and Lynn, 10 minutes before her scorching 1/2 ironman race Sunday Aug. 13th.

This past Sunday another one of my clients ripped apart her first 1/2 ironman triathlon. posting a 5:30 (about) official results aren’t in yet but my watch is good enough for me. Lynn has made big strides in transforming from a "strong" athlete to a “fast racer”. her work on the bike has enabled her to not only post a solid bike splits but have plenty of gas left for the grueling 1/2 marathon. all look grim when sickness kept her from training 2 weeks before here race but her perseverance was strong and she arrived on race day ready to rumble!!
Nice job Lynn!!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

First Client Win!!

This past weekend in New Hampshire Darcy McGuire ripped away from the field after 38 grueling miles on the hilly course of the Bow Central NH road race. McGuire covered many attacks during the race feeling that the winning move could go at any time. As the final 500 meter uphill sprint drew near no move had escaped but the field was whittled down to less than 10 souls due to the brutal pace and hilly nature of the course.
"I had so much snap today, my legs felt like never before! it was unbelievable!" Darcy said after the race.
Eric and Darcy have been working closely since winter in what is her first year of racing. Darcy has had many other great results but the big win has eluded her. Not any more.
I want to congratulate her on a great ride. Lots of hard work and ultimately her spur of the moment decision making made win possible. NICE JOB DARCY!!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Floyd and the quote

So as we know another one of our great American cyclist has fallen victim to... well something.
I am not going to start a debate about it. For the record I believe him. I do not think he doped. it just doesn't make sense. and I would suggest that if anyone feels them self’s ready to place blame or judge, you should first take the time to educate your self on the matter. Completely.

My quote on the top of my opening page is from Floyd. I put it up there some time ago. When he was still with Postal I think? Recently, during the Tour I thought of changing it. Just because. to freshen things up a bit. Now I have had more than one of my friends confront me and say "maybe you should take that down? don't want to portray the wrong thing." and there right.
I don't. so...

I am leaving it. One, because it’s just a "Quote".
Two, I don't know Floyd, he might be the nicest guy in the world, he might be an ass? bottom line is I don't judge. Even if he did do it I would not and will not judge him or anyone else for it. and until I have a wife, kid, mortgage on a house land, and every sports fan of an entire nation baring down on me will I judge.

this is why I will leave the quote, I’ll put some others up on a daily page when I think of or hear some good ones.

All for now. big week of training. I have to go lay down.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Trying to catch a break.

i can't catch a break!!!
check out the denver crit race report to see how things unfolded...