Well, I am finally getting around to publishing a season summary.
In my fourth year of racing...it sure seems like I have been doing it longer, but I know I still have a lot to learn... I had 3 major goals for myself: 1. Finish Top 3 in MNSCS Overall Standings 2. Win 24 of Afton Team Competition 3. Top 10 at Chequamegon. I managed the first two and am pretty sure I had the legs to get the third, but I will take 2 out of 3=)
So here is a brief summary:
MNSCS Overall Series Win
25 Podiums (top 3)
One of the most exciting things about this year was the fact that our teams, Velo Rochester and Women On Wheels, have really come together.
Mountain Team Highlights:
1 and 2 and 6 overall in the expert mens MNSCS series with 3 wins (myself and Chris Fisher and my Brother Ben)
1 in Womens MNSCS overall (yeah Jen Meyer!)
1 in both Buck Hill Series while winning 10 of 12 races (myself and Fisher)
1 in 24x9 Mile mens expert (Charly "Jo Mama" Tri)
1 in 24 of Afton Open Mens Team (Ben, Chris, myself, and Ben Portilla)
1 in Eastern Collegiate Regionals (Ben riding for half UW and half VR=)
?? Collegiate nationals - results coming this weekend
Much off the my person and the team's successes should be credited to the team Czar, Matt Hawkins, the team's Queen Bee, Deb Lee, and the rest of the support crew at Rochester Cycling and Fitness. Without them, we would have been pedalling Sledghammers and riding in old t-shirts. I am sure by this time of year they are tired of me calling and asking, "Um, Deb, could you order me some ____."
I also need to Thank my wonderful wife and my Dad for all the support. Without those two we would have been very thirsty. And my wife gets a second thanks for putting up with my racing. She never complained once about having to travel to races most weekends. I am lucky to have her=) I am excited to have a second, slightly smaller fan cheering me on next year.
Well, enough already. Don't give up on the blog though. There will be some exciting updates...and not just on cycling. I am headed to Thailand for work in a couple of weeks and I plan of doing plenty of updates from Bangkok and Korat. Expect some exciting cycling equipment updates and some new stuff I will be trying next year. I will be divulging some of my top secret off-season training techniques....not that anyone cares. Oh yeah, and in February I should have something pretty exciting to report regarding Jen's belly shrinking....I am happy to report she now weighs as much as I do!