Wednesday, January 27, 2010

2010 Spring Race Schedule

Right now, I am for sure going to to these races this spring:

(date) (race name) (discipline) (category)

The Perry Dam Road Race Series...
3-7 Perry Dam Race #1 Circuit Road Race--Cat 5, 15 miles
3-14 Perry Dam Race #2 Circuit Road Race--Cat 5, 20 miles
3-21 Perry Dam Race #3 Circuit Road Race--Cat 5, 25 miles

A couple of events at home...
3-28 Lawrence River Trails, United Federation of Dirt--XC Race, Single Speed
4-11 God's Country Off-Road Duathlon @ Lawrence River Trails--Men 20-29

A real race :) ...
4-18 BoneBender 3/6 Hour Endurance @ Smithville Lake, United Federation of Dirt--6 hours Solo Single Speed :)

A road trip to southwestern MO...
4-24 Black Locust Off-Road Duathlon @ SAC River Trails--Men 20-29
4-25 Neosho, MidWest Fat Tire Series--Marathon Class, 3 hours Solo Single Speed

And real race, at home! ...
5-1 Clinton Lake 3/6 hour endurance, MidWest Fat Tire Series--6 hours Solo Single Speed :)

That'll put me through the end of spring semester, start of summer (so I know my class & work committments), so we'll see how the financials are holding up then... I really want to do all these spring races before summer hits hard.

peace and riding!

Monday, January 25, 2010

60 miles in January

did 60 miles yesterday with a good group (12-15) of folks starting at volker bikes, 1 pm. rode out to lee's summit, longview lake, belton, grandview, etc and back into a killer headwind. new road bike is awesome!

peace and riding!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

me? a roadie?

Check it out! Got a new road bike yesterday, the Jamis Satellite, steel frame, carbon fork, full compact gearing set-up.

Few different changes from the stock: wheelset-upgrade (I can't remember what they are). Seatpost is soma (I think) not ritchey, saddle-upgrade is a selle san marco. Double chainring (50-34) up front instead of a triple.

very fast bike ~21 lbs. having full gears is awesome already and I've only ridden it last night when I was testing bikes out and this morning here to UMKC. I will say, if you are looking for a killer deal on a 2009 jamis, go to volker and talk to britton, he hooooooooked me up. I want to give a shout out to britton (a lot of people have been recently) for hooking me up on the new wheels. Colavita-Parisi is gonna be insane fast this year with 3-4 of our guys on sub-14 lb Jamis Xeniths.

So why the road bike you may wonder, especially since I don't particularly like road riding. I do enjoy it, just not in anywhere the same capacity as mountain biking. Mainly I enjoy putting in long miles with good friends, and this road bike will help me accomplish and allow me to not get dropped on a SS CX or SS MTB. I am planning on a few road races this year, NO CRITS!, but actual road races/circuit races that have some real miles. Basically in one sentence, the road bike is to train with and do a couple spring circuit races to train for the MTB season.

I have decided I am going to do the Perry dam race series in March. CAT 5, I think 15, 20, then 25 mile races on the first 3 weekends in March, then the River trail MTB race. I will try to upgrade in road as fast as possible to 4's. MTB I will be racing dedicatedly in the Single Speed class (or marathon class in MWFTS). And I will be doing every 6 hour race solo single speed hopefully climaxing at RIM--12 hours solo single speed.

should be a fun year :) btw--did you notice this posting has a pic? :)

peace and dirt!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

racing weekends...of course still subject to change

I'd love to do all of these, but it of course will turn out to only be the ones I can afford:

2-27 Spa City 6 Hour MTB Race
2-28 Du in the Dirt Off-Road Duathlon
3-7 Perry Dam Race #1 Circuit Road Race
3-14 Perry Dam Race #2 Circuit Road Race
3-21 Perry Dam Race #3 Circuit Road Race
3-28 Lawrence River Trails, UFD
4-11 God's Country Off-Road Duathlon @ Lawrence River Trails
4-18 BoneBender 3/6 Hour Endurance, UFD
4-24 and 4-25 VeloTek Grand Prix Road Stage Race
4-25 Neosho, MWFTS
5-1 Clinton Lake 3/6 hour endurance, MWFTS
5-8 St Joe, UFD
5-16 Columbia, MWTFS
5-16 Auburn Road Race
6-6 Warsaw, UFD
6-12 Missouri States-STL, UFD
6-12 Tailwind Road Race
6-20 Emporia, UFD
6-27 Perry, UFD
7-2 thru 7-4 Tour of Lawrence
7-11 Springfield, MWFTS
7-16 thru 7-18 Eureka Springs Fat Tire Festival
7-18 Sunflower Games Road Race
7-24 Kansas Grass Track Championships
7-25 Sunflower/Show-Me Games MTB Race
7-27 thru 7-30 Missouri River 340 River Race
8-7 and 8-8 Tour of Kansas City Road Races
8-8 Spanish Lake, UFD
8-14 Rapture in Misery 6/12 hour endurance, UFD
8-22 Crankfest, UFD
8-28 Cruise the Blues 5 hour endurance
9-4 Jeff City 3/6 hour endurance, MWFTS
9-11 Wichita Cross
9-12 Ark City, UFD
9-18 KC Cup Cross
9-19 KC Cup MTB, UFD
9-26 Knob Noster, MWFTS
9-26 Diamond Blackfan Cross
10-2 Boss Cross #1
10-3 Boss Cross #2
10-9 Burning at the Bluff 3/6 hour endurance, UFD
10-10 Chris Cross
10-16 Capitol Cup Cross
10-17 Boulevard Cup Cross
10-23 Berryman Epic, MWFTS
10-23 Prairie Center Cross
10-24 Smithville Cross
10-30 Boss Cross #3
10-31 Sunflower Cross
11-6 Joule's Cross
11-6 and 11-7 Slaughter Pen MTB Jam
11-7 Vet Cross
11-13 HPT Cross
11-14 Kansas States Cross
12-4 Missouri States Cross (Boss Cross #4)
12-5 Topeka Cross
12-31 Cross off the Old Yea
1-2-11 Epic Holiday Cross
1-9-11 Grote Prijs Cross

Sure there will be more to add here soon. Look for edits. Time fore Maceli's after enjoying Free State all day yesterday.

Monday, January 11, 2010


hello new year.

haven't had much really go on since the last update. I did that exploration ride around the west bottoms. kind of eerie when all you see and hear are trains. fun time around 20 miles in snow/ice/slush. rode from home to southwest blvd. up some random side streets for awhile, got lost, ended up riding underneath the 12th street viaduct, hit some kansas river levee trail I was likely not supposed to be on, around warehouses and railroad stuff, back to sw blvd, into downtown, back to the blvd again for dairy queen, then up the hill on 31st back home. good times.

new years eve, mason and I rode 26 miles from midtown out to stump park in shawnee to watch some cross. found a sweet route that will take you from downtown to the mill creek paved trail system. very low traffic, pretty flat with a couple bigger hills, along the kansas river a lot of the way. again, good times.

jan 2 was the street cred time trial. 10*, 2 miles, 1 all up, then 1 coming back down roanoke from 31 up towards 39th street west. I think I got 7-8, not bad on a Single speed cross bike. britton crushed it on the dogma in a skinsuit.

mason and I tried a couple times the following week to ride trail. went to BuRP for taco tuesday and got 2.6 miles, mostly on the road between the west side and south side trails. completely packed in deep snow. the newt day we headed out to shawnee mission park where we were told it was rideable. Of couse, on our way there it starts snowing, heavily. JCPRD had the park blockaded off so we parked and rode in to the orange loop. saw another brave soul coming out when we were headed in. Did just one pass of the orange loop and the snow was coming down too heavy to make it fun anymore. Hadn't walked the bike that much ever. Took us about 2 hours to do 5.4 miles. terrible condidions.

most of my break from school was spent setting around drinking gin and talking to bob. god it was nice to be 19 again :)

birthday ride wednesday leaving from volker at 6 pm. come join me and buy me a birthday drink ;)

peace and dirt!!!