Month: August 2012

  • River Gorge 2012

    If you are looking for positive happy go lucky race reports, then skip over this one. Quick summary of results Time Trial – 46th, 10 seconds slower than last year, disappointing. Criterium – Big crash with no more free laps. Instead of immediately telling us there were no more free laps so that we could […]

  • Chased by the satellites

    Fast downhill turnsin Mountain Brook One of the fastest decelerationspots in town Yesterday I put my race wheels on my bike to get ready for the River Gorge races this weekend. I have a hard time getting a wheel speed magnet to stay on my front race wheel, so most of the time I run […]

  • Climbing comparisons and Rapha Rising goodies!

    Prizes from the Leadville Trail 100 MTB race – big belt buckle and full zip jacket. Mt Massive is annotated in the background. (click to enlarge) Prizes from the Rapha Rising climbing competition on Strava – circle of death jersey and rapha bib shorts. The Shades Crest ridge line is annotated in the background. (click […]

  • 2012 Leadville heartrate data and wrap-up

    Hear is my heartrate data from this year’s Leadville race (read my race report). Heartrate summary – note the lack of any time at all in Zone 5 2012 Leadville Heartrate data (click to enlarge) A few things to note about the heartrate data … first, there is no time at all in Zone 5! […]

  • Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race Report

    Katie, Kat, me, and Kristine – the Toonesfanclub racing team today for Leadville Quick summary I am very happy to have finished the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race today in 7 hours and 35 minutes in 39th place. I could really feel the effects of being so high up in the mountains (minimum elevation […]

  • Leadville 100 – Travel Days 1, 2, and 3

    Day 1 – Birmingham, AL to Wichita Falls, TX (800 miles) Day 2 – Wichita Falls, TX to Salida, CO (600 miles) Day 3 – Salida, CO to Leadville, CO (60 miles) The highlight of the first day was driving I-20 through East Texas where Kristine and I first met 11 years ago. 9 years […]

  • Lakeshore Trail and Vulcan Trail with the kids

    I needed to have some work done on my mountain bike in preparation for Leadville – so I thought I would throw the kids bikes in the car and have a little fun on the Lakeshore Trail and the Vulcan Trail. Into the car went both the kids bikes, my mountain bike, and my road […]

  • Loving where you ride

    My friend and teammate Jacob Tubbs sent me this link to a Fat Cyclist post from earlier this week: http://www.fatcyclist.com/2012/07/30/how-climby-is-your-climbiest-ride/. Even though it was a contest with a specific set of rules, what I got out of the post was that the Fat Cyclist really loves riding where he lives and was wondering if other […]