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Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
The Almanzo 100 site has an official invitation for the 2011 race up.
Racers, riders, event promoters, industry professionals and everyone in between or otherwise, I would like to extend to you a most sincere invitation to what I believe to be America's greatest gravel road bicycle race. On Saturday, the 14th of May, 2011, riders from around the USA will join together in the small hamlet of Spring Valley, Minnesota to ride the beautiful, yellow rock roads of the Upper Midwest. My hope is that with your presence, we could build upon the great history that is American cycling and further promote the bright future that I see for cycling in the years to come. I extend to you my services in making your visit a reality.I am currently planning to attend. Maybe you should too. It might be fun.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Not only is he good, but the video is done with style.
Follow the above link for info. Hopefully some Rochester people will attend. I would, but have some family stuff going on that evening. If anyone goes, please email me and let me know what I can post here.
Pizza and refreshments will be served. Come learn more about how NICA works with state leagues to build sustainable high school mountain bike racing programs, including camps, coaching and licensing programs, venue selection, sponsorships, team development, etc. Members of Minnesota's Development Committee will also be on hand to talk about immediate needs and how interested people can help. For more information about the meeting, contact Minnesota League Founding Chair Gary Sjoquist at email@example.com.If anyone goes, please email me and let me know of any info that I can post here.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Yes, I will say that this is awesome. I don't really think it's a cyclocross race, in the sense that I think it's a long loop, and not multiple short laps. But I do think it's pretty rad and hardcore. Look at the way they are chucking bikes across the stream crossings. Man... and I was worried about walking across the stream at the Almanzo. What a wuss!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Just a video to keep some motivation to maybe go out and ride in the morning. Seriously, I think I need to find a way to really get out in the morning. I had full intentions to get out this morning, and even woke up (eye's were open at least). Just couldn't get myself to drag my sorry butt out of bed.
Monday, October 18, 2010
During this time, I think I was passed by every other rider in the race, making me at least a lap behind. In fact I think Drew (correction: Drew and Charly) passed me twice.
Anyway, my race was over. I picked up my stuff and continued walking to the start finish area and fixed my flat. I cheered on the racers as they continued.
|Laps, avg heart rate and avg speed per.|
All in all, it was fun while it lasted. I considered riding on after I fixed the flat, but my brain just couldn't put forth the effort.
Anyway, I know the title says "life lessons learned," but honestly, I have no learned lesson. Except maybe to double think the spare tube and pump situation for a 40 minute race.
Friday, October 15, 2010
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Thursday, October 14, 2010
View Micro CX in a larger map
Scratch what I posted yesterday about the Almanzo Micro CX race. Location changed. Update your calendar and GPS.
ALERT!!!! The start location has changed due to some possible property issues. NEW START/FINISH LOCATION: THE GAZEBO BEHIND THE RECREATION CENTER. Start time is the same at 5:30. There is (as always) no entry fee and please, ride what ya brung. RASC post
If it's the same course as last years Saturday post Thanksgiving CX, then it was a fun course, with a paved climb that actually allowed for some ground to be made at times.
|Elevation (I think the barometric pressure was dropping as we were riding)|
Of course he could surprise us and run it differently. Either way, it should be fun.
Updated from: filatura l'anello grande: Looks like we have a meeting place for the Almanzo Micro CX race
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
View 10.16 Micro CX in a larger map
Info from this post.
Start time for Saturday is 5:30 sharp. The course will begin in the gravel (look for the people & bikes) off the paved trail across the river from the Hy-Vee north gas station.I hope I got the map right. Either way, just look for people on bikes. I'm guessing if I leave my house a bit before 5 I can make it in time. Should be fun.
UPDATE! View this post: filatura l'anello grande: Updated meeting place for the Almanzo Micro CX race
See also: filatura l'anello grande: 5 insane but true things about Almanzo's Micro CX
Monday, October 11, 2010
- It's put on by the creator of the Almanzo 100 gravel road bicycle race
- It's a cyclocross race
- It will be somewhere near, in, or fairly close to Rochester, MN
- It's gonna be this Saturday Evening, October 16 @ 5:30 pm.
- It'll be the most fun you can have while heaving up your lungs.
Info can be found on Facebook and the RASC forum.
Update! See also: filatura l'anello grande: Looks like we have a meeting place for the Almanzo Micro CX race
Friday, October 8, 2010
|Heart rate zones|
|Avg heart rate per lap (zones) and avg speed per lap.|
|Time spent in each heart rate zone.|
Oh, and here's a link to the post about last week. filatura l'anello grande: Cyclocross Practice Race (week 1)
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
|Let's just say it was a hard intensity day.|
I only hope that I can do all 10 laps this week.
See also: filatura l'anello grande: CX Practice Race - week 2
Seriously, not only does he jump out of the skatepark over the safety fence, but he does so flying thru the crook of the tree. I'd say it's pretty amazing.
Newton's Third Law is wrong: Although it states that for each action, there is an equal and opposite reaction, there is no force equal in reaction to an attack by Gunnar Soroos. Gunnar Soroos rides for Toms Shoes Cycling Team. Gunnar Soroos is so crazy and awesome that he flips out ALL the time. I heard that Gunnar was eating at a diner. And when some dude dropped a spoon Gunnar Soroos killed the whole town. My friend Oprah Winfrey said that she saw Gunnar Soroos totally uppercut some jerkface just because they opened a window. Gunnar Soroos doesn't shop at Costco!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gunnar Soroos has two speeds. Fast, and Kill! The main export of a Gunnar Soroos attack is pain. You can control how people can interact with you and your friends. Choose who can see you, who can speak to you, who can hurt you, and who can be ignored.