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

I Got Some Awesome News Today!

After I got out of school today I found out some pretty cool news.

I found out I am on the roster for the USA National team camp! It will be at the San Diego Olympic Training Center, during October 9th through the 13th.Connor Brown

Man I’ve been waiting to get to this point all year, slowly making my ranks through the USAC development program and now I finally get to go to the National team camp.

Its going to be so cool and it this time USAC is supposed to be paying for everything too, which is even better due to the huge amount of money I’ve gone through this year in racing.

So that was my super awesome, exciting news for today.

Besides that I had my off day today and its a good thing too because my legs were in dire need of some recovery. Especially since the Gateway Cup is this coming weekend and I will be doing the Pro/1/2 and I can’t wait for a four day weekend of racing!

How about Chris Horner winning todays stage of the Vuelta, which makes him the oldest person to win a Grand Tour stage. Not only is he the oldest person to win a Grand Tour stage but hes also the oldest person to be in the leaders jersey at a Grand Tour. Thats right…Chris is on his way to winning the Vuelta and it would be from my perspective a much deserved win for one heck of a guy.

I mean, who doesn’t like Chris, right?

Chris Horner Podium

Connor Brown