Month: August 2010

  • Downtown Chattanooga Crit (River Gorge)

    I got the opportunity unexpectedly this past Sunday to race the Chattanooga criterium, part of the River Gorge omnium, when my plans for NY fell through. I had debated about what to do for training since I had been preparing all week for a very hard Sunday, so when we woke up in Birmingham to […]

  • Chris Thater Memorial Race

    UPDATE – Nevermind, I made the mistake of taking the last flight out of Birmingham. The flight has a flat tire, which they are replacing in about an hour, which means I miss my connection to NY. There is no way I can make it to the race in time! I’m privileged to be racing […]

  • 2010 Meridian / Cuba Omnium Race Report

    Wow – I just had my first omnium win thanks to amazing teamwork by Tria Cycling this weekend at the Cuba Meridian Challenge Omnium. Quick summary Saturday criterium – 3rd place, I initiated 4-man break that lapped field, went too early in the finishing sprint to finish 3rd. Sunday road race – 1st place, I […]

  • 2010 Racing season through Presbyterian Invitational

    Been traveling a lot this season … just over 12,000 miles to be exact! Check out the map of all the places we have driven with one flight shown as well from Birmingham to Baltimore. 2010 racing season travels through Presbyterian Invitational (Aug 7) Plus, 305 different commutes/commute routes on my bike totaling 5,000 miles […]

  • Presbyterian Invitational Heartrate data

    Here’s my heartrate data from the race … survived 58 minutes including the ceremonial half-lap after I was dropped back to the start/finish to be pulled by the officials. Manageable first two laps At the back, struggling Easier, but exhausted Pace ramping up again, the death knell…

  • Presbyterian Invitational (Charlotte Crit)

    Whew – what a tough race. 138 starters, 53 finishers and unfortunately I wasn’t one of them. It started out well with my first call-up ever in an NRC race and first time in front of Kristine. I had a great start, and was cruising through the first two laps in very good position. Then […]

  • Speedplay zero cleats

    Amazing cleat story here – after two and a half years and at least 25,000 miles I had to replace my speedplay zero cleats this morning. I knew that there was a problem about a week ago when the right cleat was loose even with the tension screws closed all the way down. It turns […]

  • 2010 Masters Road Nationals 30-34 Road Race – Report

    (Left to right) John Delong (Gary Fischer – Subaru) 4th, Jonathan Jacob (Nuvo) 2nd, Andy Crater (Aerocat) 1st, Adam Bergman (Texas Roadhouse) 3rd, Brian Toone (Tria Cycling p/b Donohooauto.com) 5th. I photoshopped John into the picture because an abrupt scheduling change of when the ceremony was going to be led to him missing the podium. […]

  • Guest Post from the #1 Fan

    What. A. Day. I’ve always joked that it’s harder on the side of the road than in the race, but today that might actually have been true! 99 degrees. Heat index of 110. Race at 12 noon. 14 laps on a 5-mile course. Brian will surely post his side of the Master’s National Championships Road […]

  • Tour of Elk Grove wrap-up

    Another year, another great trip to Chicago. We had a great time hanging out with friends both at and away from the race. Josiah played football for the first time and got his first real taste of baseball with the family that we stayed with. He loved it! We took our scenic drive route past […]