Tuesday, 29 November 2011 15:57

SD Endurance Sports winter 2011 training focuses and updates

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Sorry I have been out of the loop as far as updating you all on my training and race plans. Here is a short recap.

I plan to race on La Grange race team, however three of the guys (very strong and experienced guys) have left to ride for a new team consisting of the three of them sponsored by Rock n Road Cyclery. Brand and Kyle Gritters and Mike Herdman. They had a fourth spot for me, but for a couple of reasons I decided not to join them. One being I didn't want to stiff the La Grange Men's 1/2 race director. Stu has been an awesome guy and I committed to him last year to race for them. I knew that the possibility of some of the guys leaving existed. As it is now, I believe there will be only 3 or 4 of us capable being present at the end of a cat 1/2 race. At least I have some financial support and some team mates this upcoming 2012 season as opposed to 2011. I am grateful for the support and I believe I do the right thing and my opportunity will come.

Kip Grossman and I in Temecula
Kip Grossman and I in Temecula

I did the Nov 2011 12hours of Temecula. Goal was to ride solo for 12hours and complete 11 laps.

Each lap is 11 miles in length with 1300ft ofclimbing. The race was canceled do to rain and trail conditions 7 hours into it. I completed 6 laps in 6hrs 20min. I felt good and was prepared for the harder half of the race that day. Jan 21st is the nxt 12 hours of Temecula and it is my focus at this point. That will lead me in to the 1012 season with great base and help get some weight off fin the process of training for it.

Just after the race was called-last lap was nasty
Just after the race was called-last lap was nasty

Here is a clip from one of my favorite rides in Idyllwild. YouTube clip

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