Saturday, August 25, 2007

Kreb Friday Night Race Video

I did the "B" race on Friday. Only got 7th place but felt strong and had a 4 or 5 lap solo breakaway. I also ended up on the front at the start of the finish sprint so I led it out, finished 7th.

Ed was there at took some cool video! Check it out!

Recovered today with a nice ride with the Brands crew. Did about 25 miles with the group then another 25 on my own. Early Birds tomorrow if it doesn't rain.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Did my 5th Tour of the Hamptons Today

Just got back home about an hour ago after completing my 5th Tour of the Hamptons century ride. Nice cool weather today and a bit less wind than Saturday made for perfect contidions. We had a core group of about a dozen riders which we kept together for the whole 105 miles. This ride is advertised as "flat", and it is, compared to some other rides like the Gold Coast and Highlander, but there are still many rolling sections to sap the legs. Having done this ride a few times I have a good idea of where to conserve energy and where to make up time in a fast paceline. Got a nice t-shirt out of the deal too!

Yesterday was an easy-paced Brands ride, plus I added in a little detour through West Hills Park for myself. Now I need to start focusing on how I'm going to drag myself up those 11,000 ft of hills at next month's Highlander!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Weekend Rides

I ended my vacation with a solo ride on Friday, Aug 3rd, skipping the Friday Night race which was a 5-lap Time Trial.

For the past two weekends I've settled into the routine of Saturday morning Brands Ride and Sunday Morning Early Birds ride. Weather has been great and the rides have been fantastic. This past weekend we had a small turnout of six riders for the Brands ride but the group stayed together and we had one of our best rides yet, IMHO. Sunday, the Birds went south. Thirty-one riders and a fast pace (23 mph average at the 34-mile rest stop). Things broke up after that after a flat. About 1/2 of the group kept going. I waited and came in with the second group.

Next weekend I will probably do Brands on Saturday. Sunday will be a change of pace as I am signed up for the Tour of the Hamptons. One hundred miles from Southampton to Montauk and back.

Me finishing the 2006 Tour of the Hamptons.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Ride Updates

Did the Early Birds on the 22nd then did not ride at all for 8 days as we packed-up the family and went on vacation. Was thinking about bringing the bike but decided not to since ride oportunities would be very limited and I didn't get my act together to plan anything out. This week I rode 40 miles on Tuesday and Wednesday, plus a 30-miler this morning. Legs are really sore but I'm trying to work back into shape for the Early Birds this Sunday. Race tomorrow is a 5 lap Time Trial but I think I will skip it this week.

July 20th Race Results

Kind of old news but here are the 7/20 race results.