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Quadriceps Tendonitis

26 April 2016
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Quadriceps Tendonitis

    In early March, I started to ride outdoors in preparation for my cycling team‘s training camp in Southern Illinois.  After 2 days of outdoor riding on my road bike, which had been idle all winter, I started developing pain above my kneecap (Quadriceps Tendon).  I was a bit surprised because I had not…

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2015 Mid American Time Trial Series

19 November 2015
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2015 Mid American Time Trial Series

The 2015 Time Trial season started off in January with a series of indoor TTs. Being my first full year participating in the series, one of my goals was to complete the requisite 10 races to be considered in the standings.  I was able to compete in all 4 indoor TTs (including the storm hampered…

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2011 Racing Season

3 April 2011
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Is time to seriously start to plan for the 2011 Race season. I have already completed the indoor time trial season, with rather poor results. Here is what I have planned for the season. I was able to find races for my two trips during the summer, one to San Mateo and the other to…

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2010 Racing Season

14 October 2010
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I have just closed out my first season racing bicycles after finishing the Jamestown Classic.  I am pretty happy how the season went though I think I should have interspersed more TTs. The reason I stopped doing TTs this season was to reach my primary goal and that was to participate in enough “mass start”…

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Cycling in different parts of the country

2 October 2010
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In August I traveled to Iowa and was able to bring my TT bike.  I was able to ride between Coralville, Oxford and Tiffin and put in over 100 miles.  What was a surprise to me was the speed I was able to sustain.  When I train here in MA I have been able to…

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Wells Ave Crit

7 May 2010
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Wells Ave Crit

On May 2nd, I participated in the Wells Ave Training Crit.  The race is held in an industrial park on a closed (no cross streets, open to traffic) loop.  The only businesses which are operating on Sunday mornings are the local health club and a gymnastics club.  It was considered the “graduation” exercise for NEBC’s…

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Spring Training Camp

2 April 2010
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I spent last weekend in Southern Illinois riding with Wild Card Cycling at their spring training camp.  The plan was for me to arrive in Champaign on the Wednesday before, ride locally on Thursday, meet the group on Friday morning, drive down to Anna IL and start training.  The camp was scheduled to finish on…

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First Spring Ride

16 March 2010
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This afternoon was a special for me.  I got to get my first miles outside for 2010 and was the maiden ride for my reconfigured Trek 2300 road bike.  I picked up the bike from my local wrench on Saturday after I had the component gruppo upgraded from a Shimano 9 speed Ultegra triple to…

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Trek Project One Bike

7 February 2010
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Trek Project One Bike

As I mentioned in a previous post, I ordered a Trek Equinox TTX 9.5 Time Trial bike.  I used the Project One Web site to configure the order, which means it had a custom paint job as well as some component options.  Last Saturday, I finally picked it up from the local bike shop (LBS). …

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Harpoon Indoor Time Trial

3 February 2010
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The Harpoon indoor Time Trial is billed as a 15K iTT to start the winter season.  It is the largest iTTs that I know of with 24 riders in each heat.  I signed up for the second heat which had a start time of 2:45. Heat bump The first problem I ran into was when…

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