Tuesday, October 31, 2006

El Tour update...w/ Halloween in between.

At the grocery store before the party.

Well it has been about a week since my last update so I thought I'd fill everyone in on the training. After a consultation with my personal advisor (that would be me) and my coach (also myself) I think I am going to be seriously winging it at the event this year. The last few days look something like this:

Day off, day off, day off, day off...and the pattern keeps repeating itself!

That's ok, though. Last weekend was the 7th annual Pyramid Coaching & Dan Distefano Halloween Party, which was a blast as always. The location sometimes changes, but it's like going to a good rave, if you are in the know you will get there and have a good time. Above are a couple pics from the party.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Countdown to El Tour...November 18.


I'll start this one off with some good news, the shoulder has been improving a great deal lately, right now I'd say that it is around 80-85%. I've been seeing an accupuncturist for the past two weeks and that has really seemed to help. So now it looks like I am going to be doing El Tour de Tucson again this year, after all. That should be interesting?!...I've basically been off the bike for a month and most of the last two months. If you don't know what El Tour de Tucson is, it is a 109 mile charity ride/race that circles the perimeter of Tucson. There are usually 4000+ riders in the 109 mile main event. Scott and I were taking bets yesterday on what mile that we cramp. He says around the Sabino Creek Crossing (~mile 50), I say I can make it a bit further and at least make it to Moore Rd (~mile 70).

I figure that if I start some training now, I can be in cramp-after-mile-70 shape in three weeks. Here is the training so far:

Saturday: 1 hr easy on the mtb. ~10 miles.
Sunday: 2:15 easy on the road bike. 35 miles.
Monday: off.
Tuesday: 1:45 easy on the road bike. 30 miles.
Today: 1:15 easy. 21 miles.

Might have to take tomorrow off after all of those big rides! :) Adios.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Team Results 2005-2006

I know I haven't posted anything in quite a while, mostly because there really hasn't been anything to exciting going on lately. I haven't been on the bike in a few weeks due to a lingering shoulder problem which is making life kind of miserable for me lately. I'm going in tomorrow to get it checked out, so hopefully I'll know what is going of pretty soon. Other than that, it has just been school (which is going pretty well up to this point) and work and a little bit of beer drinking fit in there also.

I just finished up compiling a list of my teams notable results from 2005/2006 that we are going to include in our sponsorship proposal for this year. Here they are if you want to take a look. Adios.

2005 Results
1st Overall AZ Copper Cup Point Series
1st Place Tucson Cyclocross Series, Race 1, 3, 4
1st Place Summit Center Stage Race GC
1st Place Summit Center Stage 1, 2, 3
1st Place Tour of the Gila Stage Race Overall
1st Place Tour of the Gila Stage Race Stage 3
1st Place Overall Points Tucson Cyclocross Series
2nd Overall Tucson Cyclocross Series
2nd Place Tucson Cyclocross Series Race 2, 4, 5
2nd Place Summit Center Stage 3
2nd Place La Vuelta de Bisbee Stage 2
2nd Place Humboldt Mountain RR
3rd Overall Tucson Cyclocross Series
3rd Overall AZ Copper Cup Point Series
3rd Place La Vuelta de Bisbee Stage 2
3rd Place Valley of the Sun Stage Race
3rd Place Valley of the Sun Criterium
3rd Place Paradise Team Time Trial
3rd Place North End Classic Road Race
3rd Place San Dimas Stage Race Overall


2006 Results
1st Overall Summit Center Classic Overall GC
1st Place Valley of the Sun RR
1st Place Summit Center Classic Stage 1
1st Place South Mountain Hillclimb
1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th Place Summit Center Classic Prologue TT
2nd Place Tour of the Gila Stage 4 Criterium
2nd Place Humbolt Road Race
2nd Place Superior Road Race
2nd Place Usery Pass Road Race
2nd Place Sierra Nevada/Specialized Criterium
2nd, 3rd Place Point of Pines RR
2nd, 3rd Place Roosevelt Lake RR
2nd, 3rd, 4th Overall Globe Omnium Overall GC
3rd Place Colossal Caves RR
3rd Place Tour of the Gila Criterium
3rd Place Mt. Lemmon Time Trial
3rd Place AZ Copper Cup Point Series
3rd Place Mt. Graham Hillclimb
4th Overall San Dimas Stage Race Overall GC
4th Place Scottsdale Grand Prix
4th Place La Vuelta de Bisbee Stage 1
4th Place Summit Center Classic Stage 3
4th Place Tumococcori Road Race
4th Place McDowell Circuit Race
5th Overall Team GC Vuelta Sonora-AZ (UCI 2.2)
5th Place Mt. Graham Hillclimb
5th Place Cicaro Club Circuit Race
6th Overall Tour of the Gila Overall GC
6th Place Colossal Caves RR
6th Place Scottsdale Grand Prix
6th Place Tour of the Gila Stage 5 RR
6th Place Sun Devil Criterium
6th Place Tumococcori Road Race
6th Place Superior Road Race
7th Overall Valley of the Sun Overall GC
7th Place Colossal Caves RR
7th Place Scottsdale Grand Prix
7th Place Tour of the Gila RR
7th Place AZ Copper Cup Point Series
7th Place AZ State Championship RR
8th Place Vuelta Sonora-AZ (UCI 2.2) Stage 3
8th Place AZ State Criterium Championships
8th Place MI State Criterium Championships
8th Place Scottsdale Grand Prix
9th Place Tour of the Gila Stage 2 RR
9th Place AZ State Championship RR
10th Place Vuelta Sonora-AZ (UCI 2.2) Stage 3, 4, 5
10th Place AZ State Criterium Championships
10th Place Scottsdale Grand Prix
10th Place La Vuelta de Bisbee Stage 1
10th Place Tour of the Gila Stage 2 RR
10th Place San Dimas Stage Race Stage 2
10th Place AZ State Championship TT
11th Place Fitchburg-Longsjo stage race
13th Overall Vuelta Sonora-AZ (UCI 2.2)
13th Overall La Vuelta de Bisbee Overall GC
13th Place Nevada City Classic
20th Place Tour de Nez Tahoe RR