|San Dimas Prologue - the merits of hard work!|
Argh, this is the second time I have written this – save your progress people, save your progress! Like I mentioned to you all training has been going well. After a somewhat difficult season last year with injury and a US peloton in financial turmoil, I have been quietly going about my work this year, training hard and working on my new business www.daybydaycyclecoaching.com. The San Dimas Stage Race was an event that I went well at last year with a 3rd overall behind Cameron Evans and Oscar Sevilla.
This year I blasted up the Glendora Mountain Road in a time of 12:44 on what was obviously a faster day then last year since so many of us went under the time set by Oscar Sevilla last year. Second was my old teammate (old as in last year, not old as in age, although, he does act like an grandpa sometimes), Chris Baldwin in a time of 12:53 and the US wunderkid climber, Peter Stetina in 12:56. I am very satisfied with win number five here as there is a good field with all of the top US teams representing.
The rest of the race consists of a circuit race today and a criterium tomorrow and will be a good place for the team to start working together to defend a jersey. The boys are all moving well and we have welcomed into the Fly V Australia presented by Successful Living Foundation cycling team, Steven George, an Aussie built like a brick s*$thouse, who is a lot less built like brick s*$thouse since representing Australia the Paralympics last year as the lead rider on a tandem. His partner on the tandem was Bryce and the boys rocked to a bronze medal in Beijing.
Wish us luck!