Sunday, April 05, 2009

Race Schedule for the Year

This post may become a sidebar...kind of like what's on everyone else's bike blog...but for now it's just a post :)

I have a sort of "set" schedule of races I need to be doing this season, so those are all on there, as well as ones I want to do for myself. I want to do a quarter more races this year, so that will bring the total up to 23 or 24 this year...It's not a lot...but at the same time it is a lot when you factor in travel and time and training and race entry fees and blah blah blah.

I'm a baby cat 3 this year (there, I said it...I'm a cat three...scary!) so I don't expect to do super hot in the Pro 1/2/3 fields this year but racing fast is a good way to get fast, I guess...I was doing middle to front of the road pack and winning most of the mountain bike races at the end of my season (cut short by elections and injury), but I think mountain biking comes more naturally to me than road does when I think about it. I get seriously ELATED to be in the woods riding my bike, I can't really describe it but I love mountain biking and the time flies when I'm out there...It's like all of the sudden it's 3 hours later and it's time to go home.

I will be trying track in May with the assurance and coaching of my Veteran Track dude roommate/spouse/coach/biggest fan. I will probably just go down to the track for their beginners clinics since I'm an absolute beginner at that.

You may even see me trying cross in the fall if my season is still fun by then :)

I'm missing a big chunk of July because I'm getting married then, as well...right in peak season...hah!

Okay, here is my wishlist of races, and these are subject to change.

25th - Willow TT - 10th
26th - Pontiac Lake TT (MTB) -2nd

3rd - Cone Azaila - DNF
17th - Bloomer Park XC (Can't do Kensington because of a work commitment, but I can do this MTB race) - No Dice, Traveling!
23rd - Tour of Frankenmouth
30th - West Branch Road Race OR
31st - TT on the Track (depending on how my Track abilities go...) OR
30th - 31st - some sort of MTB stage race thing right around my house at brighton. That sounds fun! - Can't do these, Traveling!

7th - Td Cedar Creek
13th and 14th - Td Mont Pleasant Crit and RR (though this may not happen, depending on how Worn out I am from the 5 successive weeks of racing...) OR
14th - XC Ruby Campground...Hmm..maybe a MTB ride to break things up a little (or maybe a break :)
20th - Allen Park Crit
21st - Wolv. State TT
26th - 28th - Superior Bike Fest OR
27th - Stony Creek marathon XC if we are not going to superior

Getting Married, Honeymooning. Don't expect to see me racing much :)

1st - Mosiac/ADA crit
7th and 8th - Hmm...qualifiers for track. I'm shooting for the moon here but who says I can't :)
9th - Hines Park TT
22nd - Milford Crit
23rd - E. Grand Rapids Crit
29th - Cherry Robaix Crit
30th - Cherry Robaix RR

5th - Trophee d Grimpeurs
7th - Debates Devos Crit (it's a monday so I have to see about work...)

Dunno...maybe cross? Maybe not? I should, but it'd be just another bike to buy...

7th - Iceman.

So that's 28 races scheduled, with some pick and choose depending on schedules/travel/what races the teams are going to do/how much I like track racing...we'll see how that goes!


  1. Cross isn't another bike to buy! It's a mountain bike you already have, or a new cheap aluminum frame and tires with all of your road bike parts moved over.

  2. Good luck with your season! I'm sure you'll do great, even with those 1/2/3 fields. They're really not as scary as they sound!