Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The Green Jersey represents the points leader in the Tour De France, for us it represents most top ten finishes for the season. For this Kyle Gagnier is awarded the green jersey.
The Polka-dotted jersey, also known at the climbers jersey. Well i am going to make it the diverse riders jersey, which will be awarded to Ashton Momont. For not only competing on the road for a majority of the season, but competed competitively on the dirt as well. This included racing the newly organized Wilmington Race, which was a Leadville qualifying race.
The White jersey is known to be the best young rider in a peloton. I am not going to change it's meaning on bit and say Phil Neisser get the White jersey. Phil, in his first year, remained young at heart and never lost a smile throughout any race, no matter what devil's kitchen he was playing in.
The red jersey, known to be the leader of the vaulta, but the color can also be used for most aggressive rider throughout a stage. That's what i am going to make it, most aggressive. For his attacks at Syracuse, Concord, and GMSR Jeff Krywanczyk is awarded this jersey.
Pink Jersey - leader of the Giro. but we already have a leaders jersey. Therefore I will make the pink jersey the most improved rider. This I have to say is a tie between Mike Klein and Eric G. Mike showed tremendous dedication to racing this year and perhaps came into the best shape of his life. while Eric also showed the same dedication, making a huge leap in his racing career.
Friday, September 9, 2011
No, not everyone is done, just me. I wish I could race year round, but at times we have to step back and look at what is best. Right now it’s the best decision financially, I mean I need money to race next year. But not all WOE-ians are done, I believe Kyle has another race left in him and I just found out Phil is egger to get one more in.
In my point of view the 2011 season was a huge disappointment, for me. In the winter months I put in countless hours to prepare for the season, only to get nothing in return. I constantly struggled with my bike and fought off an injury for a majority of the season, starting at the 3rd Johnny Cake race in late March. It was not until the Concord Crit and GMSR that I felt I was coming around. Even then in GMSR I was involved in three crashes, two of which banged my up a little, but I could keep on riding.
My goal for this year was to become a Cat 3., well unless they count coming in 5th out of the cat 4s in the men’s ¾ Saranac Lake Downtown Crit, I didn’t even get one Top ten. Meaning next year I have so much more work to do, to recover from this disaster of a season. As most of you and my teammates know, I never quite. What does this mean….this winter season is going to be hell for me, but there will be logic to my insanity.
Although there were many negatives, there were many positives throughout the season. Overall I believe I became a smarter racer and had a lot of fun. Perhaps the most fun was being a domestique for Kyle at GMSR. He finished 5th overall, so I’m just going to toot my own horn and say that was all me J .
Now it is time to get to the nitty gritty work of building the team for 2012. Lots of paper work to so and sponsors to find. So if you are interested in helping us out, PLEASE let us know. But even with all the paper work there is still time to play, aka building my new bike.
See you in 2012