Friday, May 27, 2011

Burning Matches at Mt Sunapee Road Race

Mt Sunapee Race Report
Saturday May 21, 2011
71km (46 miles) with 810 meters of gross elevation

Today’s pace was fairly steady through the first 50km. There were a couple of minor accelerations, but no attacks. Just as we began a series of 5 climbs in the final 21km, there was a crash in the middle of the peloton. Up until this point, the peloton had been reduced to ~25 riders (~20 had been dropped already). Three went down (they were not injured; just some scrapes). Unfortunately, I was caught behind the crash. I managed to brake and swerve, but the peloton had split.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Ascending and Descending the Berkshires - Training for the Alps/Pyrenees

Earlier this week, Dave Andersen, Tom Keane and I spent a day in the Berkshires. Living in Boston, riding the Berkshires is the closest I can get to the the mountains of the Alps and the Pyrenees. With just 3 weeks until I depart, I need as much vertical as possible. We finished the day with 152km and 3,200 meters of vertical over 5 large climbs. 

For full audio soundtrack (Van Halen, Golden Earring, and Red Rider), please watch the video on my YouTube Channel here.