Another TT

Posted by on Aug 2, 2006 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Major thunderstorms rolled through this morning. Afterward the temps were nice and cool. I don’t think it got hotter than 75 today. Chris and K.C., Kieth, Carson and I hit the road for 2.5 hours today. We climbed Squaw Peak Road, and since I usually plan a TT up that road around my birthday, I decided today was as good as any to hammer it. Last year I set a PR of 29:29, early this year I missed breaking it by 5 seconds, riding casually. So I knew I had a very good chance of setting a new mark. Today I felt strong, and just mashed big gears up the entire 4.3 mile climb. I came in at 27:56. I am pretty happy with the time, especially with the signifigant improvment over my previous best.

The next couple of weeks will be a build period as I try and peak for the E100 on the 26th. One of the things I am working on is leg strength and power. If I learned anything from the E50, it is that the E100 is going to wreak havoc on the legs. More so than other races. I pity, and admire, those of you on singlespeeds. The climbs are long and demanding, the legs are constantly working. Even the downhills require a lot of out of the saddle action, so the legs are being pounded from start to finish. But hey, we wouldn’t have it any other way right?

Twice a year Salt Lake plays home to the Outdoor Retailer Show. Aug 10-11 I will be helping out Scott and the fine folks from Wingnut Gear at the show. After all the help Scott has provided me this year, it is really the least I can do. I am looking forward to scoping out some of the upcoming ’07 products from a bunch of quality retailers out there. I will of course have the camera on hand, and post any interesting and relevant things I see.

Allright, that’s all I got.


  1. Dicky
    August 2, 2006

    I’ll take your pity, thank you very much. I have been thinking about gear choices as recently as last night. Quite a conundrum.

  2. Adam Lisonbee
    August 2, 2006

    I don’t pity you. You are going to TR!

  3. Chris
    August 2, 2006

    Outdoor retailer show! You lucky dog.

    As for singlespeeds, well they’re just another way to add to the suffering.


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