Thursday, October 27, 2011

Downeast Mudcross

Here is a quick race update for your crappy snow/rain day reading pleasure:
Rob and I ventured up the coast of Maine for two days of Downeast Cyclocross this past weekend. With the race being close to great shopping, eating, and drinking in Freeport and Portland, we decided to make a long weekend of it. Unfortunately we forgot our camera, so I don't have any photos to highlight the great fun we had racing around in cow poop, I mean mud. For now I'll have to give you this photo to set the scene:

Monday, October 10, 2011

Providence CX Day 1 and 2

I can easily see why Providence was the sight of Nationals back in 2005/2006. It is a gorgeous venue with a great course layout! The set up for this weekend was super fast and fun...very little technical and a lot of long power sections which favored the roadies. The weather was a little too hot for my taste (high of 80's). I was glad to be in the earlier races and catch a break from the heat of the day.

As for results, not too shabby, but nothing stellar on my part. Both days I saw a bit of bad luck getting caught up behind a crash in day 1 and a flubbed start on day 2. Luckily on these courses I had long road sections to make up some spots and I was able to crawl back up to 10th and 15th respectively.

One interesting thing to note, my body decided to get rid of the double tap re-mount thingy. Perhaps it was just too inefficient. Now if I can just correct the drunk driving, feet flailing part after I'm on, I just might have a normal cyclocross re-mount.

Rob also enjoyed the courses. Unfortunately on day 1, his front tire blew out just as he was finishing his last lap in top 20. Second day he landed 24th with all tires in tact.

All in all, it was a great weekend of racing!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Short Note About the Weasels

 Okay, so I'm back from another episode of Night Weasels. It was sloppy, muddy, and super fun.

Night Weasels X-Cam

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Gee, I can't imagine why has such a hard time capturing all of my mediocre results... I've got more aliases than Whitey Bulger probably had.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011 Race Predictor predicts that our 10x10 team tent area will come in 23rd... that's crap. Our tent has been training and is going to kick ass. Top 10 AT LEAST. WTF?

Some GP Gloucester Pics

GP Gloucester--Day 1, Lap 1 helmet cam...

2011 GPGloucester Day 1 Pix

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