Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Breakaway

For you more advanced riders...what does it take to "breakaway"? How long and how much should one accelerate to maintain a lasting breakaway? Helpful hints anyone?

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Name that Roadie!

Who is this Lincoln Roadie?

Riding today-4:30-you know where

According to Adrian on the Team Fire blog, a ride will be meeting at 27th and Hwy 2 at 4:30. Highway miles. Bring your lights just in case.

Jason

19,000 miles and 2 continents on a bike in 9 months

Click here to read story and see video (it's short).

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Couldn't handle the dark and dreary

Guess I'm feeling like spring and the black was too heavy on the ol' eyes, so if you dug that, well, visit FFL. Cheers and happy riding!

First crash of the year!

Hey, y'all. I finally got hooked up with the new blog.

A cautionary note: watch the roads out there this morning (and probably every morning this week). All the moisture on the roads is freezing and it was very slick out this morning.

I might have to post a picture of my torn up elbow later. And the new crack in my laptop.

Who wants to ride tomorrow? High of 54!

Jason

Saturday, February 17, 2007

FRIGID

Is this the last of the negative temps?

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Spinnin' at the Cooper Y tonight

There are two spin classes at the Cooper Y tonight. 5:30 & 6:30. I'm going to hit them both, anyone else wanna come?

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Winter Training

Having crashed twice in the past week on my arduous, hellish, and epic 1.6 mile ride into work, I've decided rather than complain about the solid purple tattoo on my left hip, I'd post a few things that I've found helpful in training this winter.

  1. Don't be a hero. This means if you haven't been riding much, or at all, don't pop in a 2 hour Spinerval DVD and expect to zip through it. Start slowly, say only 45-60 minutes at a time, and taking every other day off. Once you can consistently not hurt the next day, start to ride 2 on, 1 off, and so on.
  2. Rest is a weapon. A good night of sleep, 8 hours, has made an amazing difference in how I feel the next day. Turns out parents do know what they're talking about. Also a nightly massage is fantastic, and really helps the legs the next day, although often you have to pay your faithful assistant a backrub in return, but it's worth it.
  3. Have a plan. Sounds simple enough, but is easy enough to overlook/forget/be too lazy to do. Start by figuring out how many hours a week you can commit to training/riding over the next four weeks. Then divvy up those hours/minutes into 4,5 or 6 days, and decide what you're doing each day. Then write it down. This keeps you honest, focused and prevents you from working too hard, too early. It also gives you a reference as the winter goes on.
  4. Leave some gas in the tank. You should be able to walk after a workout. Go hard during the intervals you're supposed to, but don't do too much now. Burnout in August is a lot different than burnout in February.
  5. Get outside when you can. Remind yourself what the outside is like, and why you're riding for hours at a time inside going nowhere. I've found 32 and no snow is the magic line for me and the road bike, although I know some of you out there are far more brave than I.
Other comments, ideas? Comment away folks.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Monday Night Poll


Have you ever had the opportunity to chat with a cycling "super-star?"
If so, share the details. (hint hint) ;-)
If not, who would you want to talk with and what would you ask?

Saturday, February 3, 2007

A few more

Elmwood-Murdock Nebraska State Championship Road Race, NCA Grand Prix, and of course, the amazing, Corn Maize ride.













Friday, February 2, 2007

BO Crits


2006 Branched Oak Crit Race. Pics taken by KimO.

janna waves to adrian


one of adrian's pics from october.

100 degrees


from one of the monday night rides back in august

My turn...

Heres one. Not too good of quality though. But its a local race.