Thursday, November 26, 2009

Weekend and Today

Sunday's race at Kirtland Park was killer. We spent alot of energy in building the course Saturday and giving the course some finishing touches on Sunday. The race was super fast. I didn't feel too good throughout the race, but got a second wind with three or four laps to go. I ended up finishing 11th and had an awesome sprint with Jason at the finish. Dad and Uncle Scott raced a hard race also but they both said they weren't at their best performance either.

Today there was a group of 8 guys that met up at my house to get in a longer ride on the nursery roads before the big meal. We left my house at around 9:30 and finished around 11. So Jeff Craft, Dad and I went out again after everyone left and rode for another hour or so and finished our ride with about 2hrs 45min. It was a great day and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. State Cyclocross Championships this weekend in Dayton. Pumped.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Kent State Cyclocross

Saturday was a perfect day for a cyclocross race. The sun was shinning, barely any wind, and it was 65 degrees. The day before the race, we had 9 teammates come down and set up basically the whole course. So the day of the race, we were able to come down a little later. We had lots of racers again, about 130 total. Uncle Scott raced awesome in the B field once again. He looked very good in the woods and looked like he had lots of power. He finished 13th in a very stacked B field. Robert looked good as usual also. He finished 8th overall, and had a great sprint at the end with another racer. Good job today Robert. Kevin Ward looked had a very fast race as well. Awesome job guys.

The A race was stacked as usual. We had lots of teammates in the field which was great to see. I felt pretty good during the race at first, but then started to feel the pain as the race went on. With a crash, a flat tire, and few bobbles, I managed to finish 8th. Dad raced great finishing 19th. Everyone looked great today. Thanks to everyone who helped set up and tear down the course. We couldn't ask for better weather and it was a very fun day.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Weekend Challenge

What a great weekend of racing. Lots of competition both Saturday and Sunday. The course was awesome, mud and wettness included. Saturday, I finished 4th in the A race and felt like I had one of the best races this year. Dad looked awesome as usual and finished strong. The course was very wet and muddy, along with some tricky single track. Today (Sunday), the course was in reverse, but it wasn't as wet and muddy. The only major part in the course to get you wet was the large mud puddle in the back section. Other than that, the course was pretty dry. I started off feeling great and finished feeling strong. I ended up finishing 6th out of another stacked A field. Uncle Scott and Dad had great races. Uncle Scott finished 7th in the B field and looked great throughout the whole race. Dad was in the A race as well and finished strong. He had a very good start but had some difficulties, bobbling it up with a few riders at the first sharp turn. Robert looked awesome through his race as well. With finishing first the day before, he ended finishing third today. On the podium both days. Awesome job Roberto. All of TLE raced awesome. Shawn finished first today, and Matt 2nd. I really enjoyed this weekend of racing and thanks to Brett Davis and his father for allowing us to race in his property for another year. Its always a lot of fun. Later