Archive for December, 2009

Looking forward to CX next season

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

… if I ever get a bike together. I always wanted to race cross, but ever since last year I have always had a problem about borrowing or putting a bike together. Staten Island CX came along this year and I found out that Van Dessel was offering up bikes for the race. When I got there I could see the whole course. The only thing I kept thinking about was the barriers and not to fall on my face.

When the race started, I made efforts to get up to the front. By the time the first lap had ended, I was in the lead pack. During the second lap, it was just 3 of us. I felt fine mounting and dismounting of the bike now. I got confident and separated from the other two riders and took a lead. I held and extended my lead the last lap and won by a nice margin.

My second race was in Phillipsburg, NJ and the course looked a lot more technical. We should up late and I did not get a chance to warm up to see the course. Race had started and I was towards the front. So far so good until I kept getting slowed down by people in front of me falling. The course was pretty long and the field was big. When the second lap came, thats when the course started to eat me alive. I started slipping and falling, losing spots which each fall. I went from top 15 to finishing 25th. It was a good experience overall. I cant wait to do it next year.

East meets West AKA We can all get along

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Dirt moved here recently and has been hanging out with J.Skee and Other White Luke. A couple weeks ago I had my camera with me for Matchless’s two for Tuesday. After everyone was good and loose, I did the old ‘put on my glasses and let me take a picture trick’. Nate and John were there too.

Enjoy

2 out 3 aint bad

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Since getting my new more compact continuum, I have been doing pretty good in the last 3 local alleycats. Halloween, lost by 17seconds and got 3rd, the last friday the 13th race which I edge out Cali for the win and Cranksgiving by a good margin. The frame is squared all around, it has Chub hubs laced to Dodici rims thanks to Davide for sending me a pair. It is a bit too flashy for my liking but it rides a bit faster then the old green continuum. Check out the write up by the NYTIMES.