Thursday, June 19, 2008

Race 2 - Riverport

Well the end result of race 2 wasn't so great. I mean I did fine, I hung with the pack for almost the whole ride until about 1/3 of a lap to go. But I was dead tired and couldn't hang on for the final series of attacks. It was rough. My leg was pretty much healed up from the weekend before but I didn't get any real training in during the week leading up. So my muscles were tight. This year there are only three (3) races so I am really aiming on doing great for that final race. Traditionally I haven't done well at Wentworth, but I have a few weeks to see if I can get a little more out of myself. Here's hoping.

Oh the result from Riverport? I don't know that actual result but I thinkI finished around 7th or 8th. The results haven't been posted yet.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

First Bike Race of the Year

So I completed my first cycling race of the year. It took place in Yarmouth, and as always was a well put on event. My challenge for myself this year was to finish with the main pack. That was all looking good for most of the race. That was until the end of lap three. It was at this point that a very poor cyclist decided to make a bone headed move and fell down. I promptly ran over him sending me into the ditch. I finally got myself together, but the pack was gone. My leg was torn open, my bike made funny noises but I managed to at least catch the guy that made me crash and passed him and went on for my best finish ever in Yarmouth, a 5th place. My leg is still sore and bad looking, the bike though is still working, and I was only 9 minutes behind the pack by the end so that was great. The final 30 kms were lonely but survivable and led to a great personal effort from me. So I was happy in the end. Hopefully I have some pictures of the event.

Monday, June 2, 2008

First ride out to Peggy's Cove this year

So I did my first ride out to Peggy's Cove solo this year. I like that ride. It has hills, wind, fog, heat, just about everything you can imagine. It also is a good indication of my fitness level throughout the year. This first ride was done at 27.8 km/h and was about 85 km in length. I anticipate that I will get much faster as the summer goes on. I should be able to do that ride in almost 30 km/h by August (solo anyway). Hopefully I will also get some company on future rides as well.