Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
The Uni Hill crit is one of the most fun crits that I have ever raced! The course was straight up, and then you descended right back down. On the up hill there were a lot of attacks, and that really selected out the race. The cat 3’s raced for 60 mins. And when were at 30 to go, there was only a group of 12 or so riders left. Whenever the group would go down the hill I would always try to be the one on the front so then I could stay safe. But not only did I stay safe I could pull away from the group, that was because of my tires. The Ultremo ZX’s were the prefect tire for all the high speed, off camber corners. When it came to the last lap it was one of the fastest times I went up that hill! But when it came to the last corner Michael Dessau beat me in to it. So he was the winner, and I got second. Once I finished I went straight to our car to get my Mix 1. It really helped me recover from the hard effort.
Here’s a shout out to Hannelore and Yannick Eckmann. Hannelore for all the awesome pictures. And Yannick for yelling at me to get up the hill! Thanks guys.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Downtown areas make for the best criteriums, i.e. Boulder, Ft. Collins, Denver, Longmont, Niwot, and Louisville. These are examples of criteriums from the past and present that have proven to be some of the toughest and best courses to race. With downtown business areas becoming busier, courses like these have become more difficult to secure for the races we have loved. Sonic Boom Race Team has defied this trend and brought back the downtown Louisville criterium. Downtown Louisville is a growing area, and the city and merchants alike are embracing the race, thanks to the efforts of Sonic Boom. Get over the office park blues and get out and race a fast and fun criterium course! Our team is definitely looking forward to racing in our own backyard.