Updates

Well, I finally posted my racing schedule for 2009 – 2010. You will notice that there is a bit of a gap between the World Cup on Nov. 28 and the next World Cup on Dec. 18 – this gap will be filled in with some smaller local races as well any other weekends where I’m not scheduled to race double days. I just haven’t taken the time to go through all the Belgian and Dutch race calendars to sort this part out. This race scheduling is easy to do once I’m in Belgium anyway, since the drives are so short. So take a look at the race calendar and if you’re going to be at any of the same races, please do stop me and say hello.

Got out for a great ride on Friday with Marc. We hit up my favorite training grounds for some fun single track riding. Gotta love these trails – sand, mud, roots, pine needles, tight twist and turns. I also had my first crash of the season! Yep, silly me caught my crank on a tree and went down immediately. Got some cool bruising and blood out of it. Nothing major – just enough to tell a good story. And you know how bike racers are – always love a good story.

This weekend I got in some excellent training on my road bike. Some crazy tempo intervals yesterday and a smooth three hour road ride with Skip of Kingsbridge. We had a great ride – chatting about this that and the other thing. Time flew by and I think we both got a good had ride in. I for one had to follow-up the ride with a nap. Skip has a nifty Garmin device that has a GPS built into it – very cool. Nothing like gadgets for the bike.

Looking forward to another good week of training. Each day I’m starting to feel a bit better and I really notice this in my recovery and my riding. Things are looking on track for the start of the ‘cross season. Can’t believe how soon it will be here. I’m looking forward to it. Racing. Travel. Friends. New places. Doesn’t get much better. I find the weekends away are like mini-vacations. We visit a new place, check out a bit of the surrounding action (typically the wonders of Whole Foods Market), race our bikes, cheer on our friends, relax and then come home. A pretty good way to spend the fall and winter.

Well, I’m out of here. Just getting ready to head out for some supper. Hope you had a good weekend and I’m looking forward to catching up in person. You can always email me or ping me on Twitter (vickitopcrosser) if you’re going to be at the same race as me – I love meeting people through this little site.

Happy pedaling.

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