Month: July 2009

  • Tour of Elk Grove – Stage 1 Time Trial

    After a nice relaxing afternoon at Panera, it was time to ramp it up for the time trial. I wasn’t feeling great during my warm-up, but I was able to get my heart rate and speed up and I have finally made the timecut in a professional NRC time trial race! Here’s my heart rate […]

  • Tour of Elk Grove – Prerace 2

    No pressure for me on this race as it is coming near the end of a very long family road trip. I’m here to have fun, hopefully win a little bit of money, enjoy hanging out with our friends here in the Chicago area, and get more experience for future racing. Here’s a map of […]

  • Tour of Elk Grove – Prerace

    What do you get when you mix a professional bike race with a Panera located just a few blocks away — a hilarious mix of shaved legs, compression tights, team cars, and young 20-something men surfing the free wireless internet with their laptops. I just finished picking up my packet and then headed over to […]

  • Tour of Elk Grove

    Today is the start of the 3-stage Tour of Elk Grove with over $152,000 prize money. I am hoping to crack the Top 25 on stages 2 and 3 to help pay for our trip in addition to the generous sponsorships I have received. With the overall GC likely to be separated by less than […]

  • Cascade Cycling Classic

    Kristine’s view from the feedzone on Stage 2 I am out here with my family in beautiful Bend, Oregon racing the Cascade Cycling Classic. The field here is like a “who’s who” of whose not in the Tour de France. To give you an example, during one of the many “slam on your brakes” moments […]

  • Biking across the country

    Not exactly the same as biking all the way across the country, but I am getting to enjoy a number of spectacular rides during our trip out west to give a presentation at a conference, to visit friends and family, and to race the Cascade Cycling Classic. Here’s some highlights from our trip so far: […]

  • The Plein Air Classic Race Report

    Wow – what a great weekend of racing in Oxford, MS. The organizers did a great job of picking fun courses, having plenty to do for the family and kids, and making this an enjoyable race weekend. This was my first time to Oxford, MS. Mike Lackey and I got up early Saturday morning to […]