Mile To Ride Before Sleep

Mile To Ride Before Sleep

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Michigan State, University of Michigan, Purdue, and Notre Dame

I'm almost back to 100% after my crash at Marian. I can breathe without pain, but my wrist still hurts a little. This week I noticed my bottle cage was broken, and after looking at this photo, it must have been from the crash. I don't know how my bottle has stayed in there over the last two weeks. I ordered new wheels and soon I'll get some new bar tape. It's a good time to replace it since I've had it on there since September, and I'm about to do B&B again.

Matt, the guy operating neutral wheel support, took this photo after the race. 
Tell me how this safety pin got bent this way during my crash.
I took a win at U of M! Read about it here. I can cross that off my 30 before 30 list. I still need to add items to it, though. I'll be launching a new personal blog sometime this year.

I upgraded to category B. I was a bit nervous racing at a higher level especially since regionals were moved up by a week. I thought I would have two weeks to settle into it. But it worked out... mostly. I got sick at our home race on the second lap - pineapple from my pizza the night before. I don't know how that sat in my stomach for 18 hours. Gross. I had a bowl of cereal for breakfast. I ate two bagels later and a PB&J before the race. The pineapples survived. I think I have decided that fruit in general doesn't agree with my stomach. Last year it was the fruit from Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal. During B&B blueberries during lunch didn't settle well, and watermelon for breakfast came up at the top of Tioga pass. Well, and a couple other times on the way up the mountain. I did a medium/hard ride last week with Skratch Labs drink mix. It's like an alternative to Gatorade made with natural ingredients including real fruit. Didn't settle. What's works great for others is no good for me.So I had to find out for myself. I find it very interesting that stomachs can be so different. It only took three years of cycling to figure it out.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Marian Race Weekend

I wrote up a race report, which you can find on the team website. I also am the photo of the week!