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Anonymity – The Real Dope Killing Bike Racing

I saw quite a few links in the news lately about that Brandt-Sorenson guy out of LA. I don’t know the details about the case but I was reading an article on Cycling Tips about how this guy had a pseudonym on Strava: Thorfinn-Sassquatch. The article is here: link. Generally the guy represents everything that I find […]

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Illinois State Road Race

The 2009 Illinois State Road Race – was the most interesting race I didn’t race. Mrs. P was working so I was babysitting…errr…parenting little P. I took it as an opportunity to get a demo set of my carbon clinchers under some guys in races. I asked around and got a few volunteers. Jason Senffer […]

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A weekend of failure

Where do I start?? This last weekend was a weekend from hell as far as racing goes. Just 1 week ago we were shivering through mid 50?s temperatures with bone soaking rain. A mere 7 days later it?s as if the gravitational pull from my poor performance brought the sun closer ensuring a miserable weekend […]

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Sherman….I heard he destroyed a bunch of stuff?

When you wake up at 4am to make a bike race but have a hard time getting up at 6am for work…that’s when you know you’re a roadie. Saturday marked just such an occassion. For the first time we ‘burbers had to wake at the butt crack of dawn to slog our way into the […]

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Time to work

I just got word my upgrade request was approved. Boo….I mean Yay! I am officially no longer a Cat 5 wannabe. I’m a cat 4 POS.

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5 to 4

I made my request to upgrade from a Cat 5 road racer to 4. Even though I suck it was still time. 5’s are meant to allow you to get the lay of the land – to learn what is involved in racing and how to race safely with others…not as a development category. I […]

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Hardware

I scored some hardware at today’s epic TT. I didn’t ride as well as I could have, but I did a good job I believe. I came in 3rd out of 4 in the 30+ category. 1:04:48 seconds for 23.75 miles – about 22mph average. I say epic because it was a downpour for the […]

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Bicycle Heaven Group Ride

So…I finally rode my first group ride with my team. I’ve known since I found out about the ride last year that this is a very high caliber ride. So I knew I was going to be in over my head. I prepared with a map and made sure I had a blinkie (bike talk […]

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Tour of Oakbrook Road Race

Well…I did pretty much what I expected. Really wasn’t planning on doing this race and coming out of a really bad virus at the same time. MJH2, myself, and another teamate (RR) just kind of went out to see what was up. I got there first thing – 6:33 when registration was set to open […]

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