After being at a race every weekend since February, drug and about 41 times clipping in at the line, capsule its about time for a weekend off. My intense recovery week training included a session at the local skate park, healing with a few odd looks from the BMX’ers and skaters(not every day you see a fully decked out roadie riding parallel to the ground on 700c tires). And crashing off the single track at full speed into ferns and bushes. Maybe there is a reason knobby tires…but the look you get from a full suspension mtn rider is great when you fly past on a road bike. This was also a good week to work on cornering in my neighborhood H.S. parking lot. Much needed since Crash de Nez was only a few weeks ago and I still have a few cornering phobias to work out of the system. Not that crashing on single track will help that, but you do feel a lot more confident once back on the pave. Hitting the loose stuff on your roadie is a good way to work on staying relaxed and nimble on the bike when stuff gets hectic in a race. The weekend off was a good time to catch up on sleep and glycogen. This week, ill keep it to the more traveled roads and the traditional, less hazardous-by-stupidity, road rides.
Finished in the middle today at 80th, for sale 1:07.47 down on the surprise local bay area winner, Devon Vigus of Cal Berry (correction: Timing Error. O’Neill won). It wasn’t one of my best days on the bike, but those guys at the top were absolutely burning up the 3 mile course. O’Neill averaged 518 watts! I hope to see a great battle between BJM and O’Neill out on the open roads. O’Neill is in great shape though after winning Gila a few weeks ago.
My goal is still to try and grab the Oregon Leader Jersey for a day or more and make the top 20 overall. 1 minute loss isn’t a good start, but it’s not insurmountable. 518 Watts! Geez.
I am a cycling coach and massage therapist based in Portland Oregon. As a coach, treatment I have worked with many individuals at all levels, from people just getting into the sport or training for fun and fitness, people just getting into racing, and up to elite level riders attending national level races such as Elite Road Nationals or Cyclocross Nationals.
As a massage therapist, I happily work on anyone looking to improve their wellness by including massage. I specialize in deep tissue and structural integration which also include influences of other modalities I have trained in such as Swedish, thai, trigger points and myofascial release. I enjoy working to help people get back to their normal life routine after injuries or big training events as well as just helping get people back to feeling great after a stressful day at work.
In addition to these primary roles, I assume many other roles for event management, providing clinics, setting up training camps and providing public out reach for cycling and wellness.
while up in Oregon on my way to Mt Hood, adiposity
I did my civic duty as a bike racer and helped teach a flock of grade school students (aka future Tour de France winners) bike safety. You know… stop at the stop signs, there
wear your helmet, ride on the right side of the road, etc… rules that us cyclist always bend. Afterwards, we cruised around the neighborhood with some of the older kids and helped supervise their ride… 75 5th graders strung out half a mile single file… kinda like when Wohlberg showed up to Panoche RR last weekend.