I just got back last night after a great weekend of testing, riding, and talking with other under-23 cyclists at the Time Pro Cycling U23 camp. It was a great time for all involved: we learned a lot (the 3 Ps: Performance, Personal motivation, and Professionalism), rode a lot (Conconi test, three outdoor time trials, and a mass-start hillclimb up Pilot Knob!), and chilled a lot (excellent dinner at the Magic Mushroom with Jamie Bennette, another dinner with all the guys at Biaggi's Italian restaurant).
Monday, May 19, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
I'll keep this short because I need to go to bed. Last weekend went very well--the Princeton team kicked things off with a decisive win by 30 seconds over Dartmouth in the Team Time Trial at their home weekend hosting the Eastern Conference Championships. Then I went away solo in the crit after about 10 minutes and lapped the field before going off the front again to win it handily. I was hacking up a storm as I had been sick for the past couple of days, but the legs went well and the team worked things to perfection! It is a great feeling to finally get towards my racing form, and this win does a lot for my confidence going into my first season as a professional. I was also psyched to see a new record 1hr normalized power of 390 watts, with 376 average, for a nice FTP of 5.20 watts/kg. Not bad for a big time-trialist!