Month: April 2011

  • Last tornado pics (Vestavia) plus Athens Twilight prep

    We drove over to Athens yesterday for the Twilight crit tonight. Before we left, I biked a different route through Vestavia on my way back from school. So many people there are still without power, and the pic below is one of the reasons why. It does confirm though the general direction I think the […]

  • More tornado damage pics

    In between my morning and class and my senior presentations this afternoon at the student research showcase, I was able to bike over to Cahaba Heights and Dolly Ridge and get closer to where the tornado went through. I was only able to snap a few pics, though. Again, these pictures represent the damage from […]

  • Tornado damage

    I am writing this post from my parent’s house. We lost power this morning at 5:45AM, and I would estimate that we won’t be getting power back for several days. This morning a tornado passed over our house and touched down about a mile away. Trees and powerlines down everywhere from about a mile north […]

  • Barbers Ride to Live Race Reports

    Wow, what a great day! This picture about says it all. My teammate Pat Allison won the Pro/1/2/3 race, and I managed to hold on for 3rd after putting in an attack on the last hill. Travis Sherman rode strong to finish 2nd after having won the Masters 30+ race earlier in the day. Summary […]

  • Which is tougher? Athens Twilight (USA Crits) or Sunny King (NRC)

    Hmmm, just got asked this question by @Nashvillcyclist – @nashvillcylist – an interesting question The short answer is that Athens Twilight is the more difficult race because there are so many more variables that have to work out perfectly for a good finish (or even to finish at all). On the other hand, Sunny King […]

  • Equipment update: iBike Dash Power Meter, wheels and tires galore

    Before I go into the equipment meltdowns I had a couple weeks ago, I want to give a huge shout out to John and the rest of the mechanics at Bob’s Bikes who have kept me up and running even when I put extreme loads on all of my equipment to the breaking point. They […]

  • Mississippi Gran Prix Race Report

    Quick summary – I had to miss this race last year, but I was reminded again this year of how lucky we are to have such an amazing stage race within a few hours drive of Birmingham. This race is an amateur only stage race, meaning that the overall winner is determined by the cumulative […]

  • 2011 Sunny King Criterium photos and videos, part ii

    Here are some more photos and videos from the races earlier in the day … I posted photos, videos, and heartrate data from the pro/1 race yesterday. Great racing by everyone! An attack in the Cat 4 race My teammates Mike, Darryl, and Sammy getting ready to start the Cat 2/3 race.

  • 2011 Sunny King NRC Criterium and Foothills Road Race reports

    Sunny King NRC criterium summary – I survived to finish 36th place with well over 100 starters and only 73 finishers. I moved up quite a bit on the last few laps, but it wasn’t enough to get into the top 30. Considering how hard the race was and how bad I felt early on, […]

  • Dothan Cityfest pictures and videos

    What a fun weekend of racing at the Dothan Cityfest crit. Check out all of the photos and videos below. Check out my recap of the Pro/1/2 race. Pro/1/2/3 women photo I thought I had more pictures from the women’s race, but now I realize that I was busy warming up and Kristine was with […]