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Training Triathlon is…

April 3, 2016
Tiring, overwhelming, and time-consuming. I am only 49 days away and nowhere near ready, especially on the run and swim very similar to last year. I am running more now than I was this time last year, but I have to step up the pool...
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Green Gobbler – SEC #2 (Chain Buster Racing)

March 20, 2016
Chain Buster Racing’s website says, “Our biggest race of the year, the Green Gobbler is held at the 1996 Olympic mountain bike venue: the Georgia International Horse Park.” Another course I had never seen or ridden. The week before proved to be a little trying...
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The Snake Creek Gap Time Trial Finale

February 23, 2016
All week I had focused on the impending cold weather that was to peak just in time for the Snake finale. I haven’t been doing a lot of rides outdoors like last year and so I knew I wasn’t really used to riding in the...
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Taco Stand Classic – SEC #1 (Chain Buster Racing)

February 10, 2016
I had no idea what to expect going into the first race of the Chain Busters SEC series at Tribble Mill. First of all, I don’t get out much into the Atlanta area to mountain bike. Second, I tried to watch the video online, but...
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The Week of Hurt

January 18, 2016
This week was a tough one for me. Not only have I watched my output drop significantly, but I have had some issues with wondering about a couple of stats. Then I also want to road bike more, which is weird. I suppose the way...
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My First Snake TT 2016 (34 miler)

January 10, 2016
Last year, I wanted to ride in the Snake, but had surgery and was still in recovery mode. I had heard it was one of the toughest races around the area, and I like a challenge. For me, it wouldn’t be about winning but about...
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2015 Wrapped Up!

January 4, 2016
Because everyone likes to see how far they rode or how many days they worked out, I decided to take a peak. Oops, peek. I suppose climbing and mountains are on my mind right now. Not too shabby, 2015!...
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5 Points 50: 2015 Version

October 20, 2015
This race. I was on the fence but the week before had a lot of miserable rain in the forecast and the next weekend was hinting toward absolute perfect tacky trails and sweet racing on trails not usually open to the public. How could I...

Baseline After Hiring a Coach

October 10, 2015
Today I went out and pedaled as hard as I could with an upper respiratory mini infection and a fear of cars that rivals the fear of dentists in most people. The wind was whipping, and I just counted down the time it would take...