Snowing and Sick

11026057_10152674493546711_3574487263593300085_nThe past 7+ days have mostly consistent of it snowing a LOT in Colorado (4th snowiest February on record!) and me blowing up radioactive colored chunks of mucous. Fun times… Nah, not really. After forced rest from training followed by too many days riding indoors, I finally threw on as many layers as I could and ventured out for a few hours in bloody cold weather (-9C). It’s manageable as long as the roads are dry and it’s not sleeting.

One cool part of the last week is that I had another US national track champion contact me asking about the SRM rail mount that I designed. That got me off my ass and back to the drawing board to figure out a more final design. I’ve got a kickstarter in the approval cue, a couple possible manufacturers, and a video I need to finish.

11037572_10152674005536711_7681298299173923022_oGetting closer to the final design!

Gluing

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When life serves you a dose of sickness, why not turn that into an opportunity to get your pre-season tubular gluing done! I broke out my trusty can of Continental Rim cement and completed the mission… Well, the first┬áthin layers.

Sick

I guess 6 weeks of not missing a single training ride and not getting sick was a good run considering my exposure to the daily germs that get brought home from my kid’s daycare. Somewhat good timing as Colorado is in the process of getting hit with a ton of snow. Time to do stuff that doesn’t get done when I have to train!

It’s all about that buzz…

It’s been a while since my last post and the blog was looking a bit lame when I removed my old sponsors (I’m riding without a team or any official sponsors) so I got rid of the older heavily customized wordpress theme I was using and replaced it with this more generic one. Keep it simple, right!

Last year I finally made the jump from mechanical to electronic Dura-Ace… I liked it so much I decided to throw a similar setup on my time trial bike.

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Along with the groupset upgrade I figured I should get a newer frame to replace the decade old relic that I’ve been riding.

felt_bicycles_da1_frameset_2015If all things go to plan, I should be adding a 2015 Felt DA1 to my existing race quiver (2014 FC road bike and TK1 track bike) very soon.

I’m now about 5 weeks into working with a new coach, and thankfully I’ve gone from somewhat hating / needing a break from cycling, to being really motivated. Training has been going great and it’s nice to see some decent fitness gains already. I can’t wait to get stuck into some Colorado racing this season; however, there’s still 6-7 weeks more work to be done before that happens.