The 2012 Kit

The 2012 Kit

Monday, March 22, 2010

San Dimas Stage Race Closed

I had a disappointing encounter with cramps during the road race on Saturday. They claimed me from the lead group with 1 lap (7mi) to go and I rode in solo in front of the rest of the field. I usually supplement my salts with ''Endurolytes" by Hammer Nutrition. Someone recently told me they might be under investigation for contamination so I left them behind on Saturday. In a discussion with my teammates about the day's events, we concluded that the 1 case that was in contention happened several years ago and was also never proven. Therefore, I will continue to rely on my familiar methods for training and competition.

-Obama just signed the Health Care Reform Bill-

Sunday I found great legs and was very active in the technical criterium. I even got in the mix to help Ken hold a half-way decent position coming into the finish where he finished 4th. We did fairly well with a bunch of smaller guys in our first criterium as a group together, but there will be better things to come.

It's Tuesday. We didn't need our TT bikes for the San Dimas prologue (seen in above photo), so the team is setting them up for the first time to make adjustments to find a balance between comfort, power and drag. I could draw a venn diagram of overlapping circles to show this, but I hope my readers can visualize adequately. Typically power goes up with increased comfort and increased ability to put out watts, though you sacrifice a degree of aerodynamics by increasing your frontal area.

As I've been writing this post, I've been going back and forth trying to determine my stand on this new health care law. There's a lot of goodness in the bill, but a certain class of citizens might find themselves in more trouble than they did before, depending on the numbers. It'll be interesting to follow the drama in the wake of this new law, but I think most of us can comfortably say that a change was needed and that this might be a good first step.

For now, a good ride on a new bike. Please feel free to leave comments below. Ciao.


  1. This is the first year you havent caught a life-threatening disease, knock wood. Guess you're learning, huh? -shakes

  2. well another update already.

  3. I wouldn't bother having a comment or opinion unless you have read every page of the Bill. Unless you want to be like everyone else and let the media make up your mind.