Can You Believe This Weather? Seriously, what a day to be on a bike!

So I woke up early, had breakfast and headed out for my three and a half hour ride at about ten o’clock. It was early enough that it was actually a bit nippy with the wind so for the first time in months I was able to wear my wind vest.

The riding was pretty good, I ended up taking a weird course and went through Winterset Parks little off road (concrete) trail, which was pretty fun. After that I ran into another rider and road with him for a bit before I broke off into a neighborhood, which I bumped into a friend of mine in.Connor Brown

In the end it was a fun ride, but the wind was definitely kicking today.

When I finished up I had developed a little saddle sore because of my chamie. The problem came from where it has the little engraving lines in it. It basically rubbed me raw and now I have a bright red chamie tattoo on my butt man it hurts to sit down.

So I watched the Bamma vs. A&M game and man is Johnny football good or what? That kid makes his team so awesome, hes just exciting to watch. You just can’t count him out.

Once the game finished up I decided that I would head over to Rick’s house to grab a book called “The Secret Race” since I needed it for my English class project.

ScooterWhen I stopped in I turned the motor scooter off, came in and chit chatted for awhile and when I came back out the thing wouldn’t start.

The thing is that it was the first time I had taken it out myself and gone someplace other than around my neighborhood. So I was freaking out because I thought I had broken it. Turns out it was a fluke, we think a spring popped, the only question now is how to get it home?

So tomorrow it looks like I am going to roll out early with a group out of Gustos around 8:30 for a 3 ½ hour spin.

Oh man, I almost forgot…can you believe Chris Horner pulled off his first Grand Tour today? Im so pumped, nice Job Chris!



Connor Brown

Ole, Ole, Ole, Chris Horner…Just One More Big Stage & You’ve Redeemed America’s Cycling Reputation

Boy did I have a pretty good day today.

I started out with getting out of school for the weekend and jumping on my bike for a hard ninety minute ride, due to the fact that I had to get in a 15 minute zone four interval.

That was pretty hard for today because I needed to do it on an uphill portion to replicate some of the tests that I will be doing at camp and so I had the hill but with it came a very hard head wind that was coming straight at me and I hate having headwinds with intervals, even though it makes you strong like bull. It just makes you feel really slow because you’re pouring your guts out and you feel like you should be going much faster, so its hard to tell what you were really capable of.

After the ride I came back home and found out that Chris Horner was the new leader of the Vuelta today; what a stud!

Horner in Red

Horner in Red

I am not really surprised because I had a feeling that he was going to pull this one off. If you really think about it though Horner should’ve been in the leaders jersey yesterday if it weren’t for the six second time gap that the judges ruled in that one finish that originally took him out of the red.

Anyways, when I got cleaned up I headed over to my Uncles house to celebrate his 33rd birthday!

I had such an absolutely wonderful time being able to see all of my cousins and getting to hang out with my Grandparents. It was just so great, we basically just laughed and told jokes and stories the entire night and ate a delicious Italian meal that my Grandparents brought, it was just so much fun.

I can’t wait to do it again next year!

Connor Brown