But before we get to racing did you guys see that moon? Amazing!
It was a low key weekend at Veloforma, Miranda and I enjoyed the first day of spring hanging out with the dogs, drinking coffee and a late afternoon ride. The weather was perfect, although I actually over dressed. The sun and breeze felt so good, it’s hard to believe that in a few more weeks and I’ll be racing, which I look forward too. It’s been a while since I really raced and trained, it’s been on the back burner for a few years, but this year’s gonna be a little different. Lack of racing has mostly been due to running a team, on top of work and family obligations. I don’t know how some of you family folks do it, but I admire you from afar.
This weekend’s racing was down in Salem - The Willamette Capital Cup Criterium, course looked good, it also looked like it was a mix of wet and dry conditions। You can catch the results here - http://obra.org/events/18595/results.
Plus coverage was also done by Oregon’s Pat Malach of Oregon Cycling Action - http://oregon.cyclingaction.com/road/ great photos by a bunch of Oregon racers and photographers are on his site from this past weekend’s action.
Looks like Karsten Hagen of West End Bikes was down in sunny Tucson, racing in the Tucson Bicycle Classic. Lucky dog! You can check out his stage reports on Pat’s site too. Speaking of West End Bikes I need to stop by and check it out. I am embarrassed to I have not been by yet, it’s on my to do list.
Special Shout out to Team Ironclad, there was a lot of black and yellow out this weekend. With some impressive racing. Drew Willis had a strong race in the 1/2. Monster team work in the 3’s race with Crawford getting second with help from Harwood, Thompson, Crouch and Penner.
The Ironclad ladies put a capital T in Team work, helping Brianna Walle get the W in the ladies CAT 3 and Anna Clark in the 4’s race. A little bird told me that Anona Whitley, Lana ” Lanaimal” Pressey, Stephanie Croy and Anna Christiansen work very well together. You gotta love it when you race like a team.
You can find the Ironclad race report - http://www.ironcladcycling.com/
This weekend also had an impromptu King Kong #3 as I saw Ira Ryan and a few role by the office on Sunday. I have done this ride solo, but it would be super fun to actually ride one of these true King Kong rides with the bunch some day.
On a closing note we wish Sam Nicoletti of Gentle Lovers a speedy recovery from a training accident that happen on Sunday. We know you will be back at it straight away. Wishing you all the best Sam.