Sep 23, 2009

Womens world champs.

Big news in the world champs today.

No, not that (Kristin) Armstrong won, though that is pretty cool. No, its that the tiny country of St Kitts and Nevis, with its population of 40,000 (about the same as my hometown) was able to field two riders. 'So what' you may say. And true, they did finish dead last and fourth from last in the TT, but that this tiny country even fields a team is amazing. Each country needs a certain number of UCI points, from UCI races, to qualify to send two riders to world champs. To get these kind of results from a limited gene pool shows certain dedication to the sport which is hard not to admire.

If all this sounds a little familiar, its because I wrote about Bertine's crazy journey last year. Its good to see a dream coming true.

In other news, Kristin Armstrong never looks so good during a TT. It looks like she's about to die here:

Sep 4, 2009


In January, I was (Don't round up!)
All summer, I was
I'd like to be
(cuz then I could climb)

And if anyone is wondering if its strange for a guy with a BMI of 22 to be this concerned with his weight: I assure you, its a perfectly reasonable level of obsession.

Sep 3, 2009

Track Bike

Isn't it pretty?

Custom Serotta titanium frame, D/A drivetrain, too bad its not mine. Greg loaned me his old track bike for the Labor Day meet. 175mm cranks and a good fit combined with some off the track training should leave me with no excuses. It fits just like my road bike, which makes sprinting more natural. Now I just need to figure out how to get Greg to forget I have it...