Saturday, January 19, 2008

Just Hanging Around

Well the past few weeks have been pretty laid back. I hit the rollers every now and then just to keep a little bit of my slowly declining fitness. Also, work ended, so I have not had a whole lot to do besides school. I have been looking around at different mountain bike teams as well, since I will be purchasing a new mountain bike soon. I plan on doing as many mountain bike races as possible. I think I have decided on the Kona 29er, but to make sure my older brother Evan and I will talk to Mark at I-Bike in Greeley and go for a test ride. I cannot wait until I get a new mountain bike. Also, I will also be upgrading my cyclocross bike with a few new parts. I will be getting a new Alpha Q cyclocross fork, gold TRP euro x brakes (match the chain guard), and a pink chris king headset (as some of you know, I use pink crank brothers candy series pedals). I would really like to succeed in the '08 cyclocross season, maybe win a couple races and defend my BCR title! I am super excited to ride for Boulder Cycle Sport in '08 as well, I will be one of few juniors racing for BCS. My dad also just ordered all of the parts for his cross bike today, which will be really nice. He picked up Troy Wells' old javelin cyclocross frame at veloswap a few months ago. He will run 10 speed ultegra shifters and cassette. An ultegra front derailleur, 10 speed dura-ace rear derailleur, sram crankset, Alpha Q cyclocross fork, green chris king headset, avid shorty 6 brakes, and to top it all off, 32 spoke mavic open pro rims with ultegra hubs. Evan and I are strongly encouraging him to come train some mornings with us and perhaps show his face at a few races in '08. As some of you know, Evan got his road bike built up with 10 speed sram force. Sram force is a great groupset with very high quality components and he loves it. He also got accepted to Rocky Mounts/Izze Racing Team out of Boulder as well. I am excited about his new team because I can drink as much Izze as I could ever dream of, and chug enough energy goo too make a man go crazy, possibly free of charge! Today I hit the rollers hard for a good half hour or so, and felt real good. I cannot wait until i can ride outside again without getting dirty and cold. I personally try to avoid getting covered in grass or mud and freezing my ass off while enjoying the off season from cyclocross.

Well life goes on......


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