july 9 14.4km t.t. in waterloo on the "mary hill speedway". took 3rd in 19.02
july 12 40 km o-cup in peterborough. tough course with lots of climbing and a straight headwind on the way back. rough and bumpy roads, chip and tarred for the first and last 10kms. i pulled out a 1.01.19...not very fastbut a great effort non the less..took 6th in sen. 3.
july 14 15km t.t. in hamilton. season p.b. on this course. didn t break 20 mins but pretty close for me. did it in 21.15. gotta break 20 on this course sometime soon. weather was ripe last night for it, but didnt nail the last 3kms at 2-3% incline and was a real struggle to finish it off strong.
next up is a 100km road race n saturday in the small town of ayr. this is a great club race and the course offers lots of undulation.
JUST A WRAP UP OF MY TRAINING FOR THE WEEK.....AND SOME TOUR PHOTOS......
SAT JUNE 27.......4HRS HARD EFFORT ON ALL HILLS.
SUN 2.5 HRS STEADY TEMPO EFFORT. FIRST HOUR, HR.R AT 160 PLUS, THEN HIGH SPIN HOME.
MON..........2HRS EASY SPIN
TUES..........15 KM T.T WITH HAMILTON C.C., FINISHED 4TH AT 22.58 "EDDY MERCKX" STYLE, NO AERO GEAR. RAIN LIKE A BITCH DURING THE RACE
WED...........CANADA DAY!! RODE 50KM WITH THERESA, NICE AND EASY.
THUR.........2.25HRS FELT LIKE I WAS MOVING QUICKLY, BUT TRIED TO KEEP IT BIG GEAR WHOLE RIDE. NICE RIDE.
FRI..............RODE IN THE MORN WITH NIAL FISHER AND PAUL SHOEBRIDGE. DID 2.5 HRS WITH THE BOYS, WAS FEELING THE MILES IN THE LEGS WITH THESE GUYS. H.R. WAS GETTING HIGHER COMING HOME OVER THE HILLS BUT THAT WAS PAUL SPEEDING ALONG....
SAT.............17.6KM T.T. RACE IN MOFFAT. FINISHED 3RD AT 25.30. NOT BAD AS I AM JUST GETTING USE TO THE T.T. RIG. PUT IN ANOTHER HOUR OF EASY SPINNING IN THE AFTERNOON UP TO A FRIENDS PLACE FOR A PARTY!!!!
THE TOUR STARTED TODAY TOO, AND GOT TO SEE SOME OF IT LIVE FROM CYCLINGFANS.COM!!!
SUN..........OFF.......BUT WATCHED THE TOUR!! CAVENDISH IS AN ANIMAL.
THE GUY IN THE PHOTO AT THE TOP IN PINK IS MY FRIEND ERIK BOX, WHO I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF RIDING WITH OVER THE LAST 3 YEARS. ERIK RIDES FOR THE SEMI-PRO TEAM OUT OF QUEBEC FOR LOUIS GARNEAU.....ERIK JUST FINISHED 11TH AT THE NATIONALS IN THE T.T. AT 56.12, 3 MINS BEHIND SWEIN TUFT OF GARMIN FAME!!!!! AWESOME. ERIK TOLD ME THAT THEY HAD NEAR 20KMS OF CLIMBING IN THE T.T.......CRAZY!!
back at it again cycling wise....been off the bike for 3 weeks but mostly just easy rides out in regina. cranked it up this weekend with a nice 4 hrs on saturday with some really hard tempo sections with BERT AND IRISH PAT......the 2 old guys put the hurt on me but i am rearin' to get back at it. did another 2.5 hrs on sunday with the 1st hour at 160 bpm or higher for a nice steady "race" type effort. then spun for the remainder back home. the humidity is still quite high and feels like your totally cooked in a sauna........the provincial road race champs r at the end of july..the 26th in burlington on a very selective, hilly route. its gonna be awesome. lots of climbing.
back from SASKATCHEWAN and my job fling is over.......not too sad about it. all farming and agricultural work, but my employment as a TOOLMAKER for the company was not what i had planned or what they described to me over the phone. i am taking each day as it comes and planning on getting a good routine down to get my fitness back up to a decent level.......going out to look for work on monday!!!!!!, dont care what it is now.
got a job offer from an oustanding company in regina saskatchewan. i accepted and i am moving out there for june 1/2009. accomadations r already set and i cant' wait!!!!!! will be awhile til i post again.
havent put in a post for awhile......took 13th in o-cup #2 in calabogie. shit finish, timing camera at the end of the race crapped out and the o.c.a. allowed 2 other groups racing at the same time as us to get tangled up at the end and deliver a non-sprint finish cuz it was wayyyyyyy to hectic with car traffic and other riders fuckingabout at the finish. needless to say, i still am in great shape, and showed my hand a little at last tuesday's mid-week crit with a 3 man flyer with 10 laps to go.....we madw a gap, but got gobbled up with a lap to go. took my rightful place at the back of the group for the finish as it was pretty chaotic. i was pleased to finish. the 1 hour crit covered 44 kms. not bad. i missed this past weekends race in london at springbank as i have had some job news come from out west. my head hasnt' been in the same place since thursday. could be moving to regina soon, if i hear back from them. hope i do.
i have just put in 3 days of 3 hr rides, 2 of which were covered at 33 km/h for some hard tempo work. did alot of steady hill stomps, just get out of the saddle and keep pace high, but not an attack, up and over the top of any hill during the ride and continue at 34-35 km/h. the legs r feeling the heaviness but i am really pleased. this weekend is the ZM ZIG ZAG BY THE LAKE on the toronto waterfront. huge crit. and more upgrade points on the line. but this job thing has got me all in a tizzy to get busy.