Saturday, September 25, 2010

As promised--Pictures

 CX Vegas has come and gone.  For Team ALP Cycles Specialized (me) it was a success.  My result was decent (8th. same as last year), but most importantly, I got to see and hang out with my team Sponsors; Specialized, Pactimo, Rolf Prima and DeFeet socks. I also realized I can race on my own, do ok, and can take care of myself.

I also learned I have a long way to go before I am a true CX racer.  Skills.  More practice is needed (especially cornering skills).  Good thing I have a clinic coming up in Boone, NC-Oct 16th.  More chances to learn, teach, and get better.

Until then, here are some pictures of the race and my new team kit.

And the back.  Complete with my name across my bu-tay.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New Kit!

Thanks to Pactimo, the Team ALP Cycles Specialized skin suit is ready for Cross Vegas.  I just picked it up yesterday, so come watch the race tonight to see it in action. 

Can't make it to the race? I'll post some pictures of the race here, so keep checking back.

Friday, September 17, 2010

More chances to learn- part 2

After the Boone CX clinic, come to Asheville for our race skills clinic.  This ones goona be even better!

More chances to learn!

If you missed the first ALP Cycles CX clinic, don't worry, you have another chance.  October 16th in Boone N.C.  10am-4pm.

Click here to see the event flyer and get more information.  It's goona be fun!

Monday, September 13, 2010

CX Skills Camp Day 2- Video

Video from day 2 of CX Camp.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

CX Skills Camp Day 2- a great way to end the weekend

Saturday night ended with a great dinner and campfire s'more roasting (we were now well fueled for the day ahead).

We started Sunday with more "basic" CX skills. Up first was gravel, then sand, followed by cornering in the dirt and grass. We ended with a grass course of 180's and 2 sets of Cross Propz barriers.

Lunch. Again a great spread by the Mom.
Next up, was "putting it all together". We had now learned all the basic CX skills and it was time to put our new knowledge to work.
Barriers, run-ups, corners, and descents.
All campers left camp with things to practice at home and a new respect and confidence for their next Cyclocross race.

I (coach AP) also learned a lot and got to practice my skills.
The happy, Day 2, group.
When's 2011 camp??

CX Skills Camp Day 1- Video

Saturday, September 11, 2010

CX Skills Camp Day 1

8 women +1 Mom+ 1 Coach AP= 10 very happy and slightly tired people. Wow, day 1 was a GIANT success. Thank you to Cross Propz for providing us with amazing barriers that made for very easy set up and take down. It saved me (coach AP) a lot of work.
We rode on grass, on dirt, on wood chips and over bridges.

We ran, we jumped, we rode and we did all three at once (sort of).
Lunch was a yummy mixture the Mom set up for us.

We ate, we rode and smiled and said "cheese".
Bring on Day #2.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

It's looking good!

The view from CX Camp is going to be awesome.The ducks are in a row, the devil is no longer in the details, and all we're left with is a great place to get our cross on!
Countdown to 2010 CX Skills Camp- 10 days.
Register now before it's too late.