Monday, March 03, 2008

Finally March has arrived. Spring can not be to far away, along with team training camp.

Wow not a lot going on. I did however spend another weekend as Assistant Coach for Marian Cycling. A pretty decent weekend of weather and courses made for a fun weekend. Well unless your an "A" rider and your points didn't count in the road race because it was all canceled out after so many riders breaking the yellow line rule, and one incident causing a crash near the finish. I do have to throw out some props to those who did well in crit as conditions were brutal all around. Pretty open 1.2 mile course with lots of win. Every race exploded. Good to see you all threw down as you could see from the exploding pelotons. Just wish I was the one doing the racing and not just riding around by myself.

One thing new this year to collegiate cycling is that they are running a clinic for the beginner riders "D" men and "B" women where they teach them some things about racing before sending them. In the criterium I led a group of each around for 2 laps before the official start and gave pointers on corner, the correct lines to take, the wind and where to ride. Others did pacelining during the road race. I think this is a great concept. If any collegiate rider sees me out at the races and has a question or wants to know something just come up and ask. Not that I'm all knowing, but I'll will try to help you out as best as I can or at least point you in the right direction.

One thing I learned is that a few more people then I thought read my blog. They came up to me this weekend and started talking about it. That's pretty cool to know. I'll try to keep it updated more and keep it a little more exciting. Of course that will start after this entry.

Well that's it for now. I'm going to try to enjoy the last few minutes of 60 degree temps as a front is passing through and bringing winter weather behind it.

Breeze On