Posted by: Double-Dee | February 1, 2010

Nationals Re-cap

The big dance.  CX nats was an adventure as always.   Lots of driving and cleaning and working on bikes in less than ideal conditions.  Tire pressure and choice was a huge factor and luckily we had a full arsenal on hand and THE Simon Burney as a technical consult.  It does not get any better than that.  Simon and I spent our spare time talking cross and equipment while drinking Tea and watching Dombro bounce off the walls waiting for race day.  Race day came and Amy rode well.  She hit the deck pretty hard and went into panic mode.  She rode well but was taking chances.  She got her head screwed on straight with a few to go but she would have to settle for 3rd.  A very good ride but not what Amy was trying to achieve.

I also had the pleasure of working for my old friend Adam Myerson during the Elite race.  Adam hit the ground pretty hard and had to take  a bike change in the early laps.   I assessed the damage and got the bike up and running and cleaned before he came by the pit for the second time on the same lap.

Adam was definitely rattled from the crash but after 4 laps he seemed to get back in the groove.  He  put his head down  and worked his way back up toward the front finishing  21st.   Post race Adam showed me the battle wounds- Myerson is a hard man.   I know a lot of riders that would have pulled the plug after  hitting the frozen ground that hard.  He is a professional in every sense of the word and it is an honor to work for riders like Adam and Amy.

After Nationals I tried my best to get over to Belgium for the upcoming World Cups.  The plan was to go and to stay in Europe, working through the World Championships.  It looked good.  I had been in talks since late October, but it all fell apart at the last minute.  It would have been great to be there, but being home is good too.   The road season starts soon for me so I will have plenty of travel in the not so distant future.  Team parts have started rolling in and the frames are due any day.   In just a few short weeks I will be California  bound to meet up with the women of the Webcor Builders Pro Cycling Team and the season will begin again in earnest.

I will be updating the site regularly.  We have tons of new equipment and sponsors and 5 new riders- so there will be lots to write about.  Until next time…..


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