Embarking on my Eastern Assault

My three week road trip started with a trip back to good old Hardwood Hills for the third stop on the Canada Cup series tour in Barrie, Ontario, which is about an hour north of Toronto. Weather was cool on arrival and quickly deteriorated to major showers for the first few days of the weekend. I was staying with my friend Tara Ross Continue reading “Embarking on my Eastern Assault”

I Thought I Would Be Faster ???

Okay, the mystery of a fast bike split has just been solved by me? train specific!!! Well, knowing that sounds really lame, the solution really is that simple. Just because you consider yourself a strong cyclist does not mean you will blaze the bike split at any triathlon. How many incredible roadies never quite made it in mountain bike? How many rock star triathletes have not lived up to potential at Xterra? These aren’t indications of lack of talent, just lack of specificity. So for all of you mountain bikers in the audience wanting to time trial better, I have learned some things which may help you?.. Continue reading “I Thought I Would Be Faster ???”

Claiming Second at US Championships in Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Another Xterra US Championships Series has come and gone, and I am happy, but not satisfied, to report that I finished second overall for 2004, again. The positive side of the race was I finished the same as last year on the worst day ever, whereas last year I felt I had a fantastic day. The frustrating side is that I have still to win a race at altitude, and the fact these races are eluding me is definitely adding some fuel to my desire to win this series. However, I am going to have to wait another year on the series, but luckily have one, very important, race left this year, the Worlds. This weekend was eventful, however, so read on to hear about our rental car being stolen, me dropping back to third after moving from 8th to 2nd, and the fight to stay in runner up place on what I call a rough day at the office… Continue reading “Claiming Second at US Championships in Lake Tahoe, Nevada”