Month: April 2013

  • Snapping turtle in bluff park

    Today on my ride into work, I almost hit a large snapping turtle at the bottom of the Mountain Oaks descent up in Bluff Park. It was in the curve right before the covered bridge, and it wasn’t moving so I knew it had no hope of making it across the street without getting hit. […]

  • Athens Twilight 2013

    Quick summary Awesome weekend hanging out with friends in Athens. Perhaps the highlight of my weekend was being there to see Mark Fisher win the amateur finals race in a crazy solo move. I was also very happy with how I was able to stay near the front in the pro race and even attack […]

  • 2013 Sunny King Criterium and Foothills Road Race

    Me and Kristine before the start of the 2013 Sunny King criterium SATURDAY’s Sunny King Pro/1 Criterium A five man break gets away about one/third of the way through the race. A four or five man chase with Frank Travieso (Mountain Khakis) and eventual winner Carlos Alzate (UHC) gets away a few laps later after […]

  • Mississippi Gran Prix 2013

    Quick summary Friday night crit – 6th in a race that ended in a field sprint Saturday morning road race – 7th in a race that ended in a field sprint Saturday afternoon time trial – 32nd in a time trial that ended with a sprint Sunday morning circuit race – 6th in a race […]

  • Smyer KOM

    Quick post here … I took back the Smyer to Shades Crest KOM today. One of the things about that climb is that it is has been on my commute route home from work for the past eight years. Before I ever had a GPS I used to time myself with a very basic bike […]

  • 12 hours of iron maiden

    Quick summary Amazing race on Saturday – great job Chain Busters Racing! I ended up winning my very first 12 hour mountain bike race … barely! Tyler Murch nearly closed down a 30 minute gap that I had at the start of my next-to-last lap. But it was dark and pouring down rain for those […]