so i took the entire month of april off from racing my bike. i didnt really see the need to do more road racing after i got my upgrade. i did spend the whole month gearing up for track, well when the weather permitted it. dialing in my new bike bridgestone track rig from bike central and relearning the ins and outs of alpenrose. at the end of the month there was a womens track clinic to get new ladies on to the banks that was super fun and heather from team beer (who had never ridden a fixed gear before that night) won the mock scratch race at the end of the session. sweet.
the first few days in may i went with a group of folks up to the burnaby velodrome near vancouver, bc. i raced the 'A' endurance omnium on friday and saturday. 6 races. 1 1/2 days. 60 km total. really fast. i finished 3nd over the 2 day event and chilled out and watched everyone else race on sunday. everyone rode really well. that track is a blast and i dont have a pending fbi file hanging over my head anymore, so i can go there more often. hopefully.
last night was the opening day kilo at alpenrose. i was excited to show off my new bike at home with all the fast bits on it. my bike ended up being a bit faster that i was tho. i ripped out the fastest opening lap by half a second (not bad for a little guy) and held strong for the 2nd lap, but then i dropped anchor, HARD. apparently i still had snap, but my endurance was still zapped from canada. i struggled thru the next two laps and finished with a 1:14.32. its a P.R. but might have been real different if i had been more fresh. per fucking killed it with a 1:10.98 and super steeveo put down a 1:12.48 with me in 3rd.
im realizing that in order to be a better blogger i need to get a digital camera. i always want to wait to post something til i find a decent picture to go with it. nobody wants to read a picture-less blog, well at least not me. but you cant always count on your friend to up load that sweet podium picture from canada for you right away or pat from oregon cycling action to be there every time with a sick finish line photo. i might have to take matters into my own hands. any one have a decent camera they want to donate to my cause?
pictures soon. i hope.