Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A Virginian Genius at work., originally uploaded by breezermerckx.

Be that as it may, but you should always learn to write before you go making signs on someone elses intelligence.

Monday, April 28, 2008

It's been a busy few days. I did a race on Saturday, spent much of the day yesterday moving, and tomorrow I am flying out the east coast to begin a month and a half of full on racing.

I'm basically cracked now and keeping my eyes open to write this quick update is turning into a struggle. Anyways, finally ever since the first time of riding down in Brown County State Park 5 years ago and fallen in love with the ride, they was going to be race there. I know back in the 80's they had the Pan Am road race there as well and I believe some Columbian won. For the race this past weekend we used only the southern loop which was a 8km circuit with a 2km climb and we did 12 loops. Of course there was some talk about shorting it to only 10 laps, but of course I had to be the one to fight against that and said we should do what the flyer. I needed the training, so everyone else must suffer with me.

It was pretty brutal and the race ended up blowing up right from lap one. I worked with 5 other dudes for the first half of the race, and props to them for continuing to rotate and work through the rolling and decent sections. I just love it when others put in a hard effort as well and just don't sit on. Pushing yourself is the only way to improve. Anyways half way through on the race on the climb I just rode away and ended up doing the rest of the race on my own. It was just awesome flying around the course. Great course and great event. Thanks for putting it on. Hopefully we will have the race there again next year.

The following day I spent much of the day after riding moving from one apartment to our new pad in Brownsburg. We had a ton of help from Katie's family and friend. Thank you very much Cara, Jeff, Krista, Sherri, Gwen, Alex and Britain. Also to our new neighbors who didn't mind the line of stuff from the parking lot to the door of the apartment. There was just about everything from dvd's, which the kids where carrying, to bike parts in a nice trail that was about 15 yards long that went threw the grass. It was a funny scene.

I have pictures, but to tired to upload. They will be coming shortly. Maybe tonight after I take a nap. I also have to pack for my trip, and grab the last bit of stuff from the old apartment. Ugggg.

Breeze On

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Tour de Georgia live on the internet is definitely a distraction and a horrible procrastination tool on my training. One good thing is the sun doesn't set till well after 8, so plenty of time to get some riding in.

This past weekend I tried my hand at another local event. I hadn't planned on racing at all, but after being on facebook the night before and seeing that a few of my friends where doing a race in the area I had to check into. Come to find out the race was just 20km away. So I rode on over in the morning to take part.

It was a pretty nice 1mile course with a small hill up to the finish. Nothing really exciting happened as I went off the front rather early and with my friend and local guy Adam Leibovitz on my wheel we made it all the way around to take the lap, even with the abundance of Nuvo riders in the field chasing. It was pretty awesome, and with a lap to go we rolled off the back and Adam took some glory in an awesome victory salute with no one else around. He is a strong and upcoming rider that I'm sure many of you will hear about soon enough. Come to find out he is only 17!! He also won a criterium the previous weekend as well.

Breeze On

Monday, April 21, 2008

Test 1

Test 1, originally uploaded by breezermerckx.

Test uploading from phone.

Friday, April 18, 2008

What the heck!?

So at around 5:30am this morning I was awaking by what I first thought was a storm, but come to find out was an earthquake! Thats right an earthquake. All I remember is the dog going crazy and the sound of the apartment upstairs rattling. So now I have officially survived my first earthquake. Of course it was only 5.7 and people in California are probably laughing at us midwesterners for making such a big deal out of a small quake. Heck they most likely don't even notice anything under 6. If they have one like that they probably just think a big truck rolled by or something.

How bout this for humor. As I was sitting down writing about my life threating situation we just experienced an aftershock. I was just sitting at my computer and I noticed my feet going back and forth as I could hear the upstairs again rattling. Checked it out and it turned out to be a 4.4 this time.

Well I know I don't train during thunderstorms or during tornado threating days, but what about earthquakes? Maybe one of my Cali boys could fill me in since I am new to this type of scene. I think I'll just sit under my table and watch tv.

Breeze On

Saturday, April 12, 2008

No more, I believe the domain that I bought has expired and I don't really want to spend more money on that since I can do the same thing for free on blogspot. Hopefully you all find your way over here. Of course if you would like me to keep, donations are more then welcomed.

I believe the number of post I make can be directly correlated to the training I am doing. The harder and longer the training rides, the number of post go down, and of course on the flip side the shorter the training days the more post to come. As you can guess now I've been on a harder block of training. Here is a photo from the Marian crit the other day.

Breeze On

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

How big can they go?

Up front the half a billion new and magnificent Lucas Oil Stadium future home to the Indianapolis Colts. In the background the measly small and cruddy RCA Dome. How did they every play a football game in that?

Funny story is that the city was going to sell/Auction off actual parts of the RCA Dome, and give the money to charity. Yet someone stepped up and said they couldn't do that because it technically didn't belong to them since the tax payers payed for it, and the big part of it, it still isn't payed off. No need to fear though once September is back and they bulldoze the old stadium nobody will ever remember any of this.

Go big or go home, right?

Breeze On

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Back from training camp. Just another month to go before my serious racing begins. Seems like it has been forever since I've been doing some big races, but as soon as I start it's game on. A few more weeks of hard training to get into top form.

I was reading Velonews online today and noticed an article about the Phinney's and being able to purchase their sperm/egg to produce an exceptional athlete like Taylor and was just bewildered and thought how could this be done, or who would do this. I was thinking of how I was going to write something up on it. Then about half way through I realized it was April 1st. I cannot believe I was fooled for that long, especially after spending much of my morning trying to figure a way to fool Katie.

All this raining lately reminds me of a joke my father has told me numerous times, and I thought I should share. If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers Bring?

Breeze On

Answer: Pilgrims.