Sunday, August 26, 2007

Road Trip part 3.

I was the best man in my dear friend Joe's wedding. Past teammates we were. The time spent here in town was great and the wedding its self went off very very well despite some raging heat and humidity. its funny how life can come back around on you some times.

Andrew Knight:

Andrew's first bike race was the Bow NH RR. he won. that same race was my first race as well. I came in 4th. For years after that race I followed Andrew at every race looking for the move he would undoubtedly make on a hard climb. He became one of the best climbers and stage racers on the east coast. I never spoke to him until I finally started racing in the P-1-2 category with him. He was a very stern faced guy ready to tear you legs off on any ride. And I quickly found out he is also one of the nicest, funniest, care free guys in the world.

That next year I was asked to be on his team. We are now great friends. He is retired now from competitive cycling but still made it up from Atlanta for the wedding of "our" fellow teammate.

Gustovo Cini:
THE man of cycling in the Boston area. When I first started riding a bike I was told to watch and listen to him. I didn't really listen to that advise but low and behold after a few years of banging handle bars at racs all over New England here we are... great friends.

The non racing time in VT has really made me appreciate friends and family even more.
Now if I can get some rest maybe I can survive some of the hardest 4 days of non NRC racing there is. The GMSR

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Road trip Part 2a & 2b, Maine

Seeing some friends and meeting up with Lindsay in Portland ME has been very nice.
I saw a few clients and meet some others coming to my seminar.
The riders in the Portland area are... Solid I guess is the word. I went to the local Tuesday night tear your legs off ride and I have to say it was hard group riding at its best! a few small ring hills, long fast flats and an extremely solid pace. The sea level people can ride hard too!
After 90 minutes of guessing if we were going to turn left or right while riding in the middle of a
30 mph pack I went back to meet up with my better half and our friends. That night we drove north to spend some time in a place so spectacular. This old fishing town has some true character. Hours slip by with out me even realizing it.
The ocean is mesmerizing.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Road Trip

Well it been a long season. yet it has really flown by. ramping up the coaching biz, buying a home and early season goals have made this year really cruise.

In the beginning of a looooooong trip to New England now. I have some wedding obligation first on the priority list then it will be a great chance to see some friends and my parents.

My racing legs have all but left me now, weakness and fatigue seem to be winning the late season fight. BUT...

I’ll give it the old EK 110%. hopefully i can do some thing at GMSR but I’m not holding my breath.

Bad attitude you say? maybe? but maybe not... just being realistic. I have some good plans starting to form in the brain for next season. some racing oriented some not. either way life is still beautiful.

isn't it...

Monday, August 06, 2007


The new Office.

the cat getting settled...

Since my last Race things have been quite busy. And not race or training busy, life busy!
Lindsay and I have bought our piece of the American dream. The process of buying a home along with moving and trying to keep up with our normally everyday lives proved to be amazingly tiring! We did have some wonderful friends help us move but still my upper body hasn’t ached this bad in years!

So a few announcements:
1. I will be racing the Green Mt stage race, labor day weekend. This race is the best race in the country. I love it there and despite my form waning I am going to give it my best shot. This trip I will also be visiting some curent clients, meeting a few new clients and hosting a training seminar and doing the best man thing at my dear friends and old teammates wedding! should be a whirlwind trip!

2. Going full time: This fall I will be taking the plunge and going full time with coaching.
It has been a long time… well, forever since I really knew what I wanted to do as a profession. I now know. The 2007 season for my clients and my coaching was fantastic. I have had several clients with big wins. A Rider who went from not being able to finish any races to placing 11th and riding strong for most of the season in new England as a cat 4 rodie. With many triathlons complete and goals meet I still anxiously await for my client of the year to crush Ironman Florida.
Not only did he and his wife have another child but he also changed jobs that require traveling every other week! This has made his summer a big challenge in more than one way, but we are all looking forward to his big day.

New for 2008: I am sponsoring a solo RAAm, Race Across America, racer. Tim Case and I are very excited to take on this huge challenge together. Tim was on the 3rd place “team” last year and is looking for more good things in the races 2008 edition.

Focusing my energy and time to coaching will allow me to give all of my clients the best possible training, advice, guidance and leadership possible. I am looking forward to learning and growing into an ever better coach in 08.

3. Another item our main man Patrick McCrann has been working on.
Check it out the beginnings of Endurance Nation.

More to come stay tuned!