Sunday, October 26, 2008

Spooky Cross

First of all ,WOW! Saturday was pretty awesome, great layout, great participants, phenomenal fans (Andy, Rob and especially Squirrel), plus overall it was totally fun! Downhill barriers are pretty awesome, by the way, plus a pretty brutally huge run up, for a rook like me! Most everyone else was riding it, but oh well.

Sunday on the other hand.............. can we say WINDY! I'M pretty sure we had 50 mph wind gusts, but it ended up being pretty enjoyable with the fans who were out in the cold cheering us on! Again, another great setup, a couple fast sections, the first decent climb was ridable. The second climb was pretty nice too, 3 2x4's during the fist half of the climb, then a little downhill, followed by a nice climb. I was able to do the whole thing during my warm up and first 2 laps, from there on, I was only able to ride the first half and push the second half! I think it was because all the crazy guys yelling and screaming and handing out beef jerky during the first half pushed my legs! Then after the climb, there were a couple wood chip piles to go across, and then back into the open field to get the killer head wind for what felt like 4 miles up a 6% grade, but was really only a couple hundred feet!

All went well and I am pretty sure I racked up 35 OR 40 STYLE POINTS for the wheelies and 7-11 Jerseys, according to Rob and Andy and whomever else that yelled "LETS GO, 7-11!!!"

Thank you for getting the 2nd annual Spooky Cross going and to everyone who helped out with set up and for everyone with their cowbells and energetic yelling!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008


I don't know if you would call it "busy" or "lazy," but I haven't been out to ride since Cross out Crohns, but yet I still try to race whenever I can! The crohns race was a pretty sweet layout, kinda killer, but that's how cyclocross is supposed to be.

Anyway, we just got back from Devil's Glen and it went really well. I raced CAT 4 beginner and finished 10th overall out of 14 starters, not bad in my mind, especially since I havent even got on a bicycle in 2 weeks.

Gotta go rest, see y'all at Spooky Cross!!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


New to all the "blogging scene," figured since Carlos and Blue had it, then I might as well try to be as cool as them.

We went to Capitol Cross this past weekend, my first cross races ever, finished 16th/20 saturday and 20th/26 sunday! Happy with the results, but need to train more!

We will see how it goes this weekend in Newton. It will be pretty busy for me, I am playing in an ice hockey tournament saturday and skipping out on sunday to race. I guess I have been bitten by the bug, so says Blue!

See you all in Newton!