Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Rode on the trainer for an hour with garrett and eric. It's not boring yet. I did my first little test today with the pt. One 5 minute interval, and I managed 315 watts, goal for may: 400 in aero position.

Monday, November 26, 2007


i lurn stuf in skool. But seriously, 2 1/2 busy weeks left of school until next years road season officially begins. I've been studying harder this semester than ever before, and its no coincidence that I have my hardest class schedule at the same time. I will be a few classes short of graduating next may so every half a grade makes a big difference right now. Anyways back to what matters... I may have found myself a coach from Steve, the owner of the shop has been great to me ever since I met him 3 years ago. We will be meeting over winter break to go over my season goals and come up with a plan for me. YaY!

heres how the yoop partys after one of our cx races courtesy of andy gregg...

Saturday, November 24, 2007

VCR ride

Garrett, Eric, my dad and myself met up with 5 others including koob and kevin from vcr for a solid november road ride. koob was on form as to be expected and kept the pace high. we managed 41 miles in 27 degree weather. this was my second day with the powertap and i got some good info. at the end garrett took off for a sprint eric followed and then me, i got the power a little north of 1000 watts, my only other time doing this i managed 900 so that was cool. It felt great to be outside and ride with a group again. you're lucky because im still figuring out how to get the cyclingpeaks graphs onto the blog so you're spared from the boring data ...for now.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

back in action

I recieved my powertap last week!! I put it onto the bike and it works great... one problem. The guy who I bought it from forgot to sent the usb cord so I can see my power but cant analyze it and post graph and graph for your amazement in the near future. Anyways I've now been on one ride and one spin session with it. I like how true it is, theres no lying. And contrary to a heart rate monitor there is no lag in time so intervals can be much more even now.
The NMU teams first practice was yesterday indoors. There was 7 guys and I think as the word gets out there more will show up. My camera which has been broken for a long time should be back in business by the end of the week so I'll get some good pictures of spin practice and the PT.

Monday, November 5, 2007

youtube vid

so i was filming a couple friends skateboarding and my grama is coming to talk to me, watch what happens: grama

Sunday, November 4, 2007

cx champs

early in the race

da trying to put time into labar

andy with his boonen legs

is this how you do it?

the heated battle for first (blu eventually wins)

tom thinking about the road season and how much he hates cx

The cyclocross championship yesterday was really tough. The course included lots of trails and lots of braking. My poor technical skillz led to some back and forth action between a couple of riders. I was in front of andy gregg going into the technical section after the finish barrier. i fell off the trail on the steep down sandy section and he passed me. then came an uphill pavement section and i passed andy. we did this back and forth for a couple of laps, this pretty sums up my race. My fitness wasnt bad but my bike handling was. Afterwards was beer, brats, and fire as promised.

Today 6 of the northern crew went out for a 30 miler at an easy pace and did some paceline and sprints, i ride alone a lot so i love getting out there with other people too.

Friday, November 2, 2007

results page

i've added a results page. the link is on the right, here is how the '07 season has gone. CX state championship race is tomorrow...

10/21Cyclocross race Tourist Park cat A8
10/7Cyclocross race BMX track cat A6
9/16NMU tt (mtb) cat A7
9/15NMU xc (mtb) cat B1
9/8Butler short track (mtb) cat 2
6/24Superior Bike Fest Omnium Overall cat 4/52
6/24Superior Bike Fest cicuit cat 4/54
6/23Superior Bike Fest road race cat 4/53
6/22Superior Bike Fest crit cat 4/54
6/9Race at the Base cat 4/52
5/20Tour of Kennsington road race cat 410
5/19Tour of Kennsington crit cat 428
5/19Tour of Kennsington tt cat 428
5/12Wild adventure race11
5/6Vernon Hills grand prix cat 46
4/22UW madison crit - B12
4/21UW sheboygan rr - B6
4/15Purdue rr - B4
4/15Purdue ttt - B4
4/14Marian crit - B18
4/1WMU circuit - B3
3/31WMU rr - B14
3/25Michigan crit - B10
3/24MSU rr - B9
2/24OSU crit - B3