ramblings of the 1speed road warrior

I am a part time single speed racer, full time traveling salesman, fulltime husband and yard boy

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

yeah I am a slacker again

so 2 things made me feel guilty for not updating the ol'blog

1st - single speed Forrest sent me a pic on the blog and I had no idea

2nd - Primetime added me to his list of blogs

either way i figured i better update the goings on, this spring i have cut back my traveling a bit so i am home more with the girls more and I get to ride the bike more. I have been riding with Skid almost everyday for the las couple of months and it has been great for my fitness. I feel as strong as I have since my junior days so that is great. I basically took 2 months off from racing I raced the st.george race and got a humbling 12th. during the next 2 months I wasn't traveling because heather was in and out of labor so i just put the hammer down and trained.

fast forward afew months I am now a dad to a beautiful lil girl and I am feeling really fit so I decided to head up to Lava hot springs Race and test my fitness. Hunter and I day tripped up there to shred the cow trails. I didn't know any of the Idaho 1gear racers so I took a page from slyfox and attacked right from tthe start and didn't let up. I ended up laying the hurt down on all the 1 gear warriors AND all the geared sport racers. it felt good.

the next week I came to my hometown race up in the Hebe ready to rip, I had been racing this course the last few wednesday nights against all the gearies and I felt really strong. so i decided to go out pretty hard and see who went with me, I did and was not surprised when brad keyes went hard right at me and pretty much blew me up in the first lap, so i reined it in a litte and tried to make a 2nd lap push to catch brad, I cought brad on the last lap in the fire roads and it wa s a drag race to the finish I ended up getting him by about a minute. I was superr stoked.

fast forward a week and a few days, the draper race. all the big guns in the SS class were there and a whole bunch of super fast unknowns, I gotta agree with forres that the SS class is the second hardest class after the pro's. we had 19 racers and they all came ready to roll. I got a good start and got a bit of a gap on kenny brad and gallager about 2 miles into it gallager came by me and the another mile or so brad and kenny came past me. I tried to stay with them on the climb bu i didn't have it so i backed it off a bit and got down about 3 minon those guys by the top of the climb I attacked on the DH and the small power climbs and got back a minute and a half by the second lap climb I closed it down to under a minute on Kenny by the finnish but couldn't do any better. I am happy with a 4th place result but i am gonna come hard at the 'dance on saturday you beter believe it.

big ups to Forrest for goin green on monday your a better man than me. and it was also good to see kday back in mix and we even saw a glimpse of the beav.

till next week