Daily Archives: March 5, 2006

Let the season begin!

Wow, it’s been almost 6 months since my last race. A lot has changed since then, the main thing was moving to a new team – Rocky Mountain Spine & Sport. The main sponsor is a physical therapy clinic, and I go back a few years with the owner. When he called last September and invited me to join the team, I really had to give it some thought. I enjoyed my time with SEAR and made a lot of good friends there. We fought hard together all season long and won the Best All-Around Team competition in our category. With my teammates support, I was able to come in 5th place in the Rocky Mountain Road Cup (points series) despite not competing in a couple of events. But… after going for a couple of rides with the RMSS guys I could tell they had something good going and decided to make the leap. It’s turned out great! They’re a super bunch of guys that are very supportive of one and all. We each have to fulfill a 15 race commitment, so we’re all fairly serious about racing and suffering together. It’s a lot smaller group than my last team (35 vs. 100+). The attitude of the team is outstanding, and it’s really cool to have such close contact with our sponsor – it feels like we can really make a difference for their business. Much different than the faceless corporation that donates a few bucks to geeks on bikes.

Anyway, tomorrow is the first race of the 2006 season. I started my training year on November 1st, and have put in about 2000 miles since then. I’m anxious to put those miles to use…