Thursday, September 27, 2007
One last shakedown tonight 5:00 PM at BIKE N SKI....it's official from now until it's too dark to ride a group is meeting at the shop at 5:00 and heading to various parks with portable barriers! C'mon down, up, over, and cross it up with the best in the state. When it gets too dark we'll move the time to 4:00PM!
Anyboday need a THULE Rack for the car...I have one for sale from Chequamegon...send me an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Also for SALE !!!
Have a great CX Season!
Monday, September 24, 2007
It was a tough race for me mentally. After the big mental prep for Chequamegon I hadn't even thought about Iola until I got in the car to drive there...that's not the way to win races...
Earlier in the season I completed the same course 3:30 minutes faster...I don't think it has anything to do with fitness....
Next up is Sheboygan...a race I have wanted to win for some time now....I have been close many times, maybe this can be the year...especillay now that Darkness is clouding my 2nd place overall finish.
Next up for me is trip over to the southern kettles for Fall Color Fest w/ Andrea on saturday and the first WCA cross race of the year on sunday.
Thanks again to Rusty....he is really the man for hanging out every other Sunday and snapping hundreds of photos. The picture of Sue Juedes on the WORS board is pretty sweet lookin...check it out...->
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
I was having one of those days...I felt very little pain...my preparation was spot on....and I just missed out on the victory. The Trek Top Fuel was flawless and is still in my opinion the best bike to ride for stop 2 of the Triple Crown.
The start was the same as always....got yelled at but managed to back it in and claim my spot on the front row.
I lined up next to Lemond who was scary to say the least. Big crashes on the pavement and in Rosies. First of the favorites to be gone was Simonson. His bad luck at Chequammy continues...
A group of 12 established on the Birkie....No Jesse, No Tristan, No Tandem
Hwy OO- I was more than Comfy in the group...Jesse & Marko had bridged, Doug was gone.
Firetower- The group was set - Tilford, Jesse, Jeff Hall, Cole House, Woodruff, T. Brown, Myself, Marko, Chris P, Mike P, Ian Stanford, Bill Stolte...I followed T Brown up the climb...maybe a mistake watching him struggle on the cross bike w/ cross gears and skinny tires while a small gap opened, but I wasn't worried and followed T Brown as he closed the gap on the descent. Woodruff flats in the descent.
Birkie - T Brown gave it one good dig on the cross bike, but it didn't happen. I thought to myself, "What would Doug do in this situation..." So I attacked....Tilford was on my wheel and said we had a gap...he pulled through...I looked back...the gap was closed...I gave it one more shot...another gap, but again it was short lived.
Finish - I made two mistakes at the 07 Chequammy....heading into the Telemark trail with 2 miles to go....Jesse, Tilford, Cole, Travis and Myself...not sure who was behind me...the rollers, the gap...Cole opens it up and I watch Jesse and Tilford ride away as I struggle to get around T. Brown and Cole....I bridge to Tilford who says, "Go Brian I'm blown" I look up see Jesse...pedal hard...last climb....catching him...too late...happy with 2nd. Should have been on Jesse's wheel as he was the man to beat.
Andrea rocked the race also....22nd overall 6th in age and 17 minutes faster than her last Chequammy....she also climbed the Seely Firetower for the first time ever!
UP NORTH HAVING FUN!!! - From the man himself -
"Year of the single speed?: Arguably the year of the hair or better yet the mullet. With Matters inspiration both Marko and captain tandem threw down a mean waterfall. In respect for the Northwoods these were the boys who truly shined. To you I raise my blaze orange podium hat!"
What about the year of Jesse "LALONDO"...Doug had his in 03....I had mine in 04....so hats off to Jesse for this amazing 07 season.
Wisco Worlds by the numbers - Here or play me here -
2nd mistake of the race....the advertising, the marketing, the BLUE BUNNY??? Never skip over Ben & Jerry's when it comes time to Triple Crown race prep...
Thanks to all who have helped throughout the year...PCW, TREK, Hyundai, OAKLEY, Crank Bros
Thanks to all who come and spectate, cheer, and take awesome pictures.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
2003 3rd place...blown out of the water by Swanson! Happy to be on the podium!
2004 1st place! How did I beat Tilford when he was so far ahead of me in this picture.
2005 7th place - The Tandem - The Train - The Pain
2006 4th Place - I was really bummed to miss the podium after Jeff rode away from us at the end.
Monday, September 10, 2007
The sunburst course was so fast I felt like my brain was smashed to the back of my head.
I'm still not sure what cross race will be first on the schedule...Thinking about Michigan UCI now that WORS overall is out of the question.
Or maybe some WCA and a trip to CINCI to visit mom and dad.
Before I start too much cross season planning I have to focus on this #2.
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
We have been working on a new Bike N Ski website so you should check it out...kind of based it off of the Athens Bike website becuase those guys rock...this weekend is another WORS race time to rest up...then go fast...also maybe time for another old school update...stay tuned