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Posted May 5, 2018 at FURIOUS GEORGE
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Posted Mar 23, 2016 at FURIOUS GEORGE
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Posted Dec 16, 2015 at FURIOUS GEORGE Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2013 at FURIOUS GEORGE
The "Steeplechase of Cycling" they call it. I was a steeplechase runner in high school and college, and the name fits. The races are short, but brutal. Even at the back and slower than the business end of the race, it hurts. I call it cross lung post race. Things come up from the depths of my lungs. The last two races were pretty lackluster. I see my friend's in good form. I am not. I have a million excuses, but they don't make me fit or faster. I have learned to race smarter, but the race has changed a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2011 at FURIOUS GEORGE
Sector 1 - Peak 1 - North Table Mountain Rooney Trail Head to Golden up 93 to North Table. Up North Table to via NTL, Mesa Top to Rim Rock (Peak#1), descend to east side via Mesa Top to North Table Loop to Mesa Spur. To road to Easly, beofore Easly take Irrigation Fire Road to Tony Grampas. Through Tony Grampas to 44th Ave. 44Th Ave to McIntyre to 32nd Ave. Aid #1 - 44th and McIntyre Gas Station Sector 2 - Peak 2 - South Table Mountain 32nd East to Country Club, up Col de Winger to Foothills Rd... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2011 at FURIOUS GEORGE
It's July and almost 100 degrees. I am watching the tour and inspired by the efforts on the big climbs. Base training has started to become more "formalized" and I am back in PT/Core Training to get my back back in race shape. Who thinks about Cyclocross in July? Lots of us. The many that have focused in the fall to be the season to turn yourself in side out. Cliche, the "Pain Cave". I love running in the heat. My running buddy, my one cattle dog, Sadie likes to run with me. She knows no race called Cyclocross. Just... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2011 at FURIOUS GEORGE
Since January, I have been battling a hip that is a issue every season. This year it hit right after cyclocross season. A block in January put me in the gutter. I am clawing my way back. At least I am not off the bike. Riding the mountain bike is better right now than the road bike. Higher cadence and position I guess. I painfully ride lots of lunch time 14 mile rides squeezed in. I am finding the silver lining on riding the back roads of Adams Country. Thornton is no known for being "bike friendly". I do have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2011 at FURIOUS GEORGE
Check this out - Maybe some new trails in Coal Creek. Connect up White Ranch to Walker could be cooler than disc brakes.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2011 at FURIOUS GEORGE
The weather has turned toward spring, and the mountain roads are getting a bit more manageable. Everyone is headed into the western hills to find their winter climbing legs. It's tough transitioning from CX racing and 2 months of short climbs and roller rides to head into the mountains. A week of life getting in the way left me beat up and I was not exactly ready for an extended climb. The trails are still socked in, but temps in the 60s and clear roads made for a good day to head up to higher ground. Not a well traveled... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2011 at FURIOUS GEORGE
If anyone has ever had a sports injury, you know how much it sucks to go from good fitness to injury and the long road getting back. January I got the pain again in the left hip. Being a masters racer, this becomes more common. In my youth running, all the way into college, this was a "once in a while" occurrence and was well managed back to racing. One step forward, four steps back. I am still shooting for April to race. The Mead Roubiax is going to be one hell of a race. Recon ride on Monday when... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2011 at FURIOUS GEORGE
Not even close yet, but it is 60 degrees and I am sitting at the edge of Sloans Lake, snow covered, panoramic view of Green Mtn, the foothills, and my summer tick list climb, Mt. Evans. The sun is hot today. Little Man naps in his BOB. People ride past in shorts. It will be nice later today in knickers. A few months until the roads will be clear and trails ready in the high country. I must be patient, slow now, fast later. Little deposits opposed to unloading the entire clip in one ride. Two hour rides at touring... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2011 at FURIOUS GEORGE
I hate to actually put a race schedule on paper because it always gets off course, so to speak. You get sometimes derailed by injury, sickness, lack of motivation, having a kid, work stress, etc, etc. But half the fun is setting goals and race plans is half the fun. If I can hit just some of them, it’s a good spring/summer. I was disappointed last year when a giant gash in my front tire put me from sitting 2nd place in the Battle the Bear in the SS class to DNF. To add insult to injury, I got hit... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2011 at FURIOUS GEORGE
I am overwhelmed with the amount of schedules now being released for the 2011 mountain bike races to road race season. So many to choose from , but so little free time to train and race. My formula for choosing a race has been driven by family life. Less than 45 min drive + ease of access to event + no shuttle needed + fun course + single track and/or dirt road race = on the hot list Mead Roubaix is on the top of the list this year. As the Boulder Roubaix always is a fun day in the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2011 at FURIOUS GEORGE
66 Degrees in January. I rode in shorts today, and liked it. I have a great lunch ride now, 14 miles, bike path, view of Mt. Evans to Longs Peak along the South Platte River. Just wonderful. Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2011 at FURIOUS GEORGE
Getting prime for the Crossnics end of CX Season Banquet. 65 and Sunny in Denver today. Out to dry trails Saturday with some of the RRV fellas. Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2011 at FURIOUS GEORGE
March thaw. What it felt like on January 17 out on the roads. That spring smell too soon, but I have summer in my pockets. I feel like a circus bear on a unicycle juggling chainsaws sipping a beer. If the gas would just run out. The unicycle needs to move forward, not back and forth. Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2011 at FURIOUS GEORGE
The Industrial Loop of North Denver with the boy. 22 miles of touring pace, does pulling 26 pounds of kid and a trailer in the wind prepare you for a loaded tour? Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2011 at FURIOUS GEORGE
The base grind starts again. Snow, slush, ice, rollers and night lights until March, maybe even April. For now, as the trails thaw out, I look for gravel to ride to prepare for the spring gravel racing season. Tan lines will come enough and 65 cent can Cokes in highway 40, decending from the hills. Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2011 at FURIOUS GEORGE
I composed this a year ago, but never published. This is what I love about riding. Visits to old trails, hometown races and family coming to cheer me on. ************************************************************************************ As we touched down in Philly, the weather was gray, cold and wet. I couldn't expect any less from the City of Brotherly Love. A city I grew up in, riding in the rain and cold. I was home to visit family and get a little riding and racing in. A pre-race day ride was planned to hit the trails I cut my teeth on. The good Ole' Wiss (aka... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2010 at FURIOUS GEORGE
On any given Sunday, this is church for most. Staple ride for most Denverites. This is the gateway to some wonderful climbing in the mountains. Satruday is race day. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2010 at FURIOUS GEORGE
I haven't had time to write, except for stupid short anecdotes on the FB. Since August I have been fighting a damn sinus issue. Up and down. Up and down. Cross season wasn't a total bust, I had some good races and rough weather, every race, a proper cross season. I race on one gear all fall. In January, I had decided not to race for the year until cross, that was short lived as the sinuses came around, back feeling strong, and legs in some kind of form. Last weekend I was coming off of a long run of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2010 at FURIOUS GEORGE
Image Other local cycling news. I hope Tom gets a big "W" so he can "bloom". The dude climbs like a billy goat! Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2010 at FURIOUS GEORGE
The work is being done, and I have resorted to seting up thet lap top in the basement, watching you tube videos of past race clips as I ride in one place. Not the ideal environment, but it works. Today I will get outside after a week off the "outdoor" bike. The spring classics are coming. I am not ready, but plan to be on the line. Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2010 at FURIOUS GEORGE
If you're like me and chained to a computer all day, tune in for an hour.... The Spokesmen Cyccling Roundtable Podcast Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2010 at FURIOUS GEORGE