Sunday, July 09, 2006

U23 National Championships

U23 National Championships
Seven Springs, PA

Well, the U23 national team is back from Europe and is very happy to be in the states for a little bit.  I say the national team, but here in Pennsylvania all we have it John Devine, Sheldon Deeny and I.  It’s just the three of us with Noel and Andrew our Mechanic staying in a nice mountain cabin.  With wireless internet, laundry, and the cool mountain air, what else could you want?

So we have been riding the course everyday since we got here.  It’s a hilly course, always up and down.  With 4 laps of 44k, it’s going to be a long hard day on Monday.  Each lap with 3,000 feet of climbing, this is definitely not a course for hiding.  

I have also been riding the TT course the past couple days, and it’s not joke either.  The 30k course is always up and down, just like the road race.  It seems like it’s going to be a hard course to find a rhythm, and just trying to carry as much speed as possible into the short steep hills.  It should be fun.  And by fun I mean it’s going to hurt a lot.  Both the races will be hard and going to really show who is strong here.  We’ll see soon.