So I am back at it again!
Yes, I have decided that now would be a good time to start things back up again here on the blog.
Don’t worry though you really didn’t miss much over the winter. All that transpired was a lot of top secret winter training exercises that no one will ever know about. No, really, it was just a lot of base miles with a lot of winter garb on. So, I felt as though I would give you guys a bit of a recap to get everyone caught up.
As of now I am officially in college! I know your thinking wasn’t he in high school like a couple of months ago? The answer is yes. I decided to graduate a semester early so I could make a fast transition into collegiate racing. Plus, who could turn down a nice place like Lindenwood, right? Or maybe you might just be dumb enough to go to Marian instead? No, in all honesty I am loving the college life.
I wake up every day at 7:40 in the morning, as opposed to getting up at 6:00 a.m. sharp, and walk down to my class, which I only have until 10:30 max. After that I am free for the rest of the day. This means that I will no longer have to write about being imprisoned in school while the beauty of the outside world would grace me with a glimpse through the windows. Those days are officially over!
Plus the classes are super laid back and really interesting/useful as compared to high school. I have probably learned more in my Business Law class than I have in my entire semester of my senior year of high school.
Not to mention that there are a bunch of really talented riders on the campus, which makes training very enjoyable when you are riding with your teammates.
Besides Lindenwood, I am officially a Gateway Harley Davidson rider for 2015! I am super happy to be part of such an elite program and to be surrounded by such a great group of talented riders and staff. We have such great sponsors and everything that we have is top of the line.
The bikes are the best thing that I have ever ridden. It is virtually weightless and stiff as possible, in fact I can say without a doubt that this frame is the stiffest that I have ever ridden. The carbon grade is spectacular and I can feel nothing being left out during the power transfer.
Let it be known that we are also rocking with Hammer Nutrition, Bontrager, Castelli, and HED wheels this year so for sure we have the best products to help support the team. Overall it is going to be a lights out year. I have huge expectations for sure!
The racing season also kicked off for me this weekend and I did two races.
The first was an old favorite of mine out in Kansas called Spring Fling. We had really nice weather and a good turnout. I ended that day with a second place finish and I helped my breakaway, which consisted of Kent Woerman and Michael Allison. Allison won the day and had a great show of early season form.
After that race I headed over to Froze Toes where I was racing for Lindenwood and we had a hit squad of five guys in the a race and two who were also there; just not in LU kit.
It was an aggressive race but once Monk got off the front after we pounded attacks down everyones throats. I turned my focus over to help the rest of the gang set up Iron Dom while at the same time we made sure nothing reached Monk or if they were going to give it a shot it wasn’t going to go without me in it. In the end,. I ended the day seventh after a sketchy finishing sprint filled with potholes all over the place.
All in all not a horrible start to the season, and even better it looks like my winter training really cashed in this season!