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Tour of Utah 2011

Prologue: 2 km We raced on an access road from the bottom of the Olympic Park ski jumps to the top. I’m still coughing up phlegm from four and a half minutes of lung bleeding effort. I exploded in a … Continue reading

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Tour of Utah 2009

Since the beginning of the season, I’ve been aiming at one goal. I was optimistic about my broken collarbone in Redlands, because it meant a stronger second half of the season when USA Cycling selects six U23 riders for L’Avenir … Continue reading

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Secret Days and the Extra Mile

It has been as I forecasted in my previous blog, riding myself into oblivion, licking my wounds on the final gravel climb home, and draining muscle milk half naked in the kitchen. I’m getting stronger, covering my old training grounds … Continue reading

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The Frozen Chosen

Yesterday, whirring on the stationary bike, I watched snow coating the fields, trapping me inside. Chris Butler of BMC had declared a day of rest for the east coast. Today I’m meeting Andy on my mountain bike. We head toward … Continue reading

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It’s On

Andy Guptill has a girlfriend so he likes to finish training before her lunch break. That’s why I assumed he had already visited the gym or was already whirring away on his spin bike. Regardless, I called him up, because … Continue reading

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Scottsdale

Having spent hours sitting, the peculiar thumping in my chest so often accompanied by burning legs, evidenced the intensity of the count down. That isolated adrenaline of heart pounding in my helmet, I launched forward over squealing tires, shifted, accelerated, … Continue reading

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Senior Rookie

I’m beside Axel Merckx on a plane bound for Phoenix, AZ and Team RadioShack’s first camp. We’re both blogging. Trek-LiveSTRONG U23’s “get to know ya” camp just ended in Austin, TX, where the team bonded over paintball, training rides, and … Continue reading

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