Sunday, September 29, 2013

Catching up

Seems like it gets harder and harder to find the time to write anything on the blog these days. for a time I wrote in the evenings but the boys need my computer to do homework most nights. Mornings are definitely not a good time with the rush to get the kids off to school. So there you have it, but I'm working on finding some time to get this blog updated.

So here we go, the last post was about the criterium races we did in Nebraska. Since then there was Gateway Cup in St Louis with the Think Finance/Trek Stores team. Overall it was a good series of races for me. Doing the Pro 1-2 races all ways gives me a good indication of where my form is going into cross. Unfortunately the fact that I only did 7 races this summer really started to show in the third of four races. Oh well, good for the fitness in any case. Kind of a bitter sweet end to the road season as it was the end of my time on the team. Racing with the guys on the Think Finance Trek Stores team was great and I loved every minute of it but it's time to move on and give a younger guy a chance.

After a 2 week break it was time for the Cyclocross season to begin. I started the season off with the Dogfish Cross in Hermann Mo. As a 2 day race it's a good way to start off the season and check on fitness. As usual I was a little behind on the equipment department and was still on last years bikes. No worries there, just pulled the bike off the wall and races them. Won the 50+ race both days and felt like I was riding ok.

The following weekend was pretty big for the TREK CXC Team as the race was held on the TREK Factory grounds. A tough week prior to the race for Mark, Matt, and I left us pretty exhausted going into the weekend but we recovered to have some great rides. Mark won both of the 35+ races while Matt was 5th and 3rd in the same race. I ended up with a 5th and 2nd in the 45+ race, The rest of the CXC crew pulled off some great finishes and overall it was a great showing at our home race.

This weekend is a off week before we head out for the Providence Cyclocross Festival in Providence,RI. Pretty excited to go out east and race. So here's a few pictures from the last few months.

Jeremy Powers at the TREK CXC Cup

Mark battling back from a bad start on Day 2

There's a new Sheriff in Town!

Marks Day 1 podium

Pre-riding the climb

Family trip to Sporting KC game

Mark and Joe teaching at the Source Endurance Cyclocross Clinic

Yes, we are parents of a band geek! Actually I really love the Marching band  so I think its pretty cool.

Podium shot from Hermann Cross

I just like this shot from Saturday nights Hermann cross under the lights.

Ok, this was long but now I'm caught up.