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Sunday - May 3

Bike
  • 2h 55m
  • 45.40 miles
  • 15.57 Mi/hr

Rode to the to of Vail Pass. I got caught in a snowstorm... near the top I saw Jesus pushing a mountain bike up the pass. He wore army fatigues and sandals. Taped to the back of the his panniers was sign that read: HUNGRY PLEASE HELP. I stopped and gave him a 5 dollar bill (my road money). I felt bad for him, I was freezing and he was wearing some Teva sandals. I kept going until I got to the rest stop on top of the pass... The snow was really coming down hard and I nearly called for a ride. Going down was tricky with the snow and sand on the trail. On my way down I did see another cyclist coming up. I couldn't believe it, this guy was glove-less. My hands were freezing with my Hardrock gloves. I couldn't imagine how cold his hands must of been. I passed Jesus once more on my way down. So Surreal. In East Vail the snow turned to rain and I battled a fierce headwind for the last 15 miles home.

Top Ten riders in my Cat, yesterday at the HILL Climb: Notice that there was only 24 seconds between my finish (tied for 8th) and 2nd place. I know if I hadn't forgotten my number, and I could have started in the front instead of in the back, I could have been a realistic contender for 3rd or 2nd. It took at least 10 seconds for me to get to the starting line and by that time the leaders were already way up the road. I'm happy about this race. It was my first ever bike race that wasn't in a tri or du and considering my lack of experience, I think I did well. 1 0:20:04 Steve Pekarek ColoBikeLaw.com Lakewood Riders Results 2 0:20:52 Henry Fischer One-Day License Riders Results 3 0:21:05 Wade Morrison Team Body Sync Parker Riders Results 4 0:21:07 Jared Berg Mafia Racing Louisville Riders Results 5 0:21:08 Ted Zuhlsdorf Redox Health.com Boulder Riders Results 6 0:21:09 Kevin Konczalski Blue Sky Velo Longmont Riders Results 7 0:21:10 Rushton McGarr One-Day License Riders Results 8 0:21:16 Sivio Guerra One-Day License Riders Results 9 0:21:16 Richard Paradis One-Day License Riders Results 10 0:21:52 Trent Cooper RRV Evergreen Riders Results 11 0:21:52 Nicholas Howell ColoBikeLaw.com Aurora Riders Results

Saturday - May 2

Bike
  • 42m
  • 12.00 miles
  • 17.14 Mi/hr

Includes warm-up and cool down at the Hillclimb

THE LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN HILL CLIMB 21:05 a new PR buy over 1 minute! This was the race that almost didn't happen. 1st I overslept this morning, perhaps do to 1 or 2 too many beers last night. When I woke up, I raced around trying to load up my car. I forgot to load Ramone! I drove to Denver Evergreen before noticing he wasn't in my car. Panic!! Luckily my neighbors found him and I could stop worrying. Then I thought that I would take a shortcut and go to the start backwards via Buffalo Bill's Grave... I got turned around because the road was closed. Eventually I made it to the registration... I parked about 20 feet from the registration booth illegally and left my car running. I signed up and for some reason walked down the hill to the point where I noticed that I would have to park. Only my car was still near regs/start. I'm losing my mind. Walk back up to the start, get my car, drive down the hill to a spot to park, set up my trainer and spin for 5 minutes, get dressed, see Adam (Gearwhore) getting ready, we ride to the start with about 5 or 6 minutes before the start. I'm just sitting there thinking, I better find a good spot up front, there is a lot of racers... WAIT!!! I forgot my number. Fuck. I race back down the hill to my car, nearly getting taken out by some rider who goes hard left without looking back! YIKES... I then mash back up to the start. I get there with less than a minute to spare, someone helps me get my number on and then bam... we are off. Unfortunately, I had to start way in the back. This sucked as the front guys had a giant lead on me. I didn't really care much, because the only goal that I had was to beat my two year old PR. I start out just pedaling and I look up and I realize that there are a good 75 riders ahead of me. higher up is a main pack and in front of them 3 leaders. I ride, by mile 1 I'm tearing into the pack. By mile two, I'm feeling pretty good and I'm in the group right behind the leaders. At this point I'm in the lower part of the top 10... I tried to gain on the leaders, but I just couldn't bridge the gap even though I felt strong. At mile 3 it gets really steep. my little group has shrunk the lead, but everyone pretty much stayed put position-wise. I rode well, and I think I could have done better if I started up front and if the course was longer. This race is 4.5 miles with a 1900 foot elevation gain. Still, I am very pleased. When I set my previous PR on this course, I was in top notch cycling shape. I feel like I have some base to build speed on. After the race it was too cold to wait around for results so me and Ryan (himself) and Adam (gearwhore) had coffee. One last thing. I spilled coffee on my blackberry, tried to clean it with Simple Green and now it won't dial out. My keypad is messed up. What a day. Made it back to Vail and now work...

  • RACE DAY: Lookout Mountain Hill Climb

Friday - May 1

Bike #1
  • 1h 07m
  • 20.00 miles
  • 17.91 Mi/hr

PM ride till the rain. I like the new cassette. Big improvement.

Bike #2
  • 1h 51m
  • 30.00 miles
  • 16.22 Mi/hr

Up Vail Pass to the I-70 junction. WINDY

Bike #3
  • 31m
  • 8.60 miles
  • 16.65 Mi/hr

Rode down to the LBS to pick up my new cassette... Ready to race!

Run
  • 37m
  • 4.50 miles
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Had 5 beers... it was raining and dark so I had to run home. I enjoyed the drunk run. Now for race prep...

Thursday - April 30

Bike #1
  • 1h 28m
  • 25.00 miles
  • 17.05 Mi/hr

Rode up Vail Pass after work. Looks like the road to the very top is clear, but wet. I wonder if it is clear to Copper?

Bike #2
  • 1h 27m
  • 25.20 miles
  • 17.38 Mi/hr

Morning ride... checked out the Vail Pass path and it looks to be plowed. Maybe tomorrow I will see how far up.

For the first time this year I have more miles logged biking than running...

Run
  • 34m 57s
  • 5.00 miles
  • 06m 59s /Mi

Brick
Starting to feel better. Still not 100 percent physically and my Bronchitis is still whispering.

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Wednesday - April 29

Bike
  • 58m
  • 21.30 miles
  • 22.03 Mi/hr

Early morning ride with the Bike Service Cats.COLD

Run
  • 28m 12s
  • 4.00 miles
  • 07m 03s /Mi

Treadmill

Swim
  • 25m
  • 1000.00 meters
  • 02m 30s /100 meters

I suck at swimming. I get to swim in a beautiful outdoor pool with no one there and I hate every wild stroke.

OK... I'm doing this. It is now 2009 and it is time to start swimming. I'm on my way to the pool I will swim. Why is it so hard for me to go to the freaking pool? Some people talk about hating running. Running is so easy... swimming is so difficult and unpleasant.

Tuesday - April 28

Bike
  • 1h 10m
  • 24.02 miles
  • 20.59 Mi/hr

Rode with the Bike Service guys again. They are making me faster. I never go this hard on my own. I got nicked tonight at the top of the climb by Ciro. Carlos took off early then faded. Carlos is a machine... we were heading home into a strong headwind and he was maintaining 26 mph... the guy is about 5'6 and has so much power. tonight into the wind, he popped 3 spokes. Wow.

Run
  • 46m 30s
  • 5.00 miles
  • 09m 18s /Mi

Trail run with Ramone.

I am going to really try and get to the pool today. Ride tonight...

Monday - April 27

Bike
  • 3h 04m
  • 52.20 miles
  • 17.02 Mi/hr

Drove to Steamboat and rode up to Hahn Pass along The Elk and Mad Rivers.

Run
  • 33m
  • 4.00 miles
  • 08m 15s /Mi

Easy run up to the Gondola.

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