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The Wed Morning Cross World Championships...2007 No. 5

One word: HUGE. I had no backpack no camera to take pictures of what was the largest group yet. In all sincerity, 50 people....maybe more. Immense. The GOOD news is the Wed AM World Cup ride is more or less legitimized. Hard work by people like Kat with the Parks and Rec crew have enabled us to use some land such as the beautiful North Boulder Park. That is SOLID. It helps to legitimize the plight of the 'crosser here in town. A species certainly not in danger but growing rapidly.

So today, broken shoe. No biggee as it's an old Dragon, but made it a wee bit dodgy on the dismounts. The ironic part is it FORCED me to stick to my plan of ramping up into the 20 minute training race in a way that allows me to work on some strategies of using my power more wisely. It worked well. I decided to take a back seat today and not win the hole shot (easy to do and super fun actually, but hard to maintain) and settle in and tun up the power gracefully. I liked how my ride went and I grooved well with the plan. Again, smiles, even with all my aches and pains present. They seemed to fade away a which was good. I only did one session of the workout and went to focus on some other things with T which was so well needed. The numbers are still there but unlocking them will be my challenge.

Last night was Boulder Cycle Sport's closed door Team Night. HUGE thanks to the BCS crew for their support of the teams they sponsor. The closed door affair gave us s-i-c-k deal son all the equipment and supplies which keep us going fast. I'm going to be rocking some Ksyrium SL and ES's for a while with Challenge Griffo's and reserve the Dugasts for the right courses. I ran them last year and was mostly satisfied but had some issues with the tread pattern on wet grass (e.g. Interlocken). I'll roll these on the mostly shit dirt crit courses we have around here and reserve the Dugasts for the right time. I still have to re-glue the rolled tubular. I've got time...

Reader Comments (6)

Have you tried Michelin Muds?

Our Wednesday morning practice also hit record levels this AM, although not near 50, and all from the same team

September 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterScott T.

I'm trying not to let it go to my head... but I'm feeling all famous and stuff, being mentioned in your blog. I'm just soaking in the cyber-sunshine. You can check out my blog.... I don't think I have any pictures of ya up yet, but I'm sure I will in the near future. Attribute it to your speed, you're hard to catch on film. ;)

September 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCat Johnson

Indeed Scott. Used the Muds many times. They're about as supple as a brick though with a profile not unlike Frankenstein's head (read: square). Good training tires IMHO.

September 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

Cat! Whatup, girl! Thanks for your efforts with the P & R people. HUGE. Keep rollin' fast!

September 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

i was thinking the griffo 32s for sunday? maybe bring the 34s too because for some reason i remember it being really bumpy? but the 34s for me are tufo or bust out the rhinos....

September 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You won't need much more than a 32 for Colorado Springs but the Sunday course is fairly shitty and you'll need something beefy. 34 may be overkill but I would save the Rhinos.

September 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

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