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P2P Athlete Blog Post: Be happy in your work
March 30th, 2011 11:20PM by Kurt Bickel
Be happy in your work
This is the city...San Dimas California. It's a small town where people work for a living. Some of those people race bikes. My job is to make sure those people don't get 23 seconds. My name is Friday. I carry water bottles.

(cue Dragnet music)

Sitting at dinner with my California team and listening to stories about Eddie B and racing with the Junior National team in Europe made me realize how fortunate we are to have Master's racing in the US. I can think of few if any other sports where you can go head to head with truly pedigreed athletes who, while they may have lost a step because of age, are nonetheless killers. It's not some fantasy camp where you compete against guys who have been sitting on the couch and doing infomercials based on past glory. It's the real deal.

San Dimas felt like a 1980's pro race and I was happy... (view more)
P2P Athlete Blog Post: While the chain is still on
March 21st, 2011 10:03PM by Kurt Bickel
I've had an opportunity to revisit thinking man's racing over the last few weeks. With 90 hours of training difference between this year and the Wonder Years, with illness and life stuff getting in the way, my pool is a bit shallow and the bullets in the gun have gone down to a .22 revolver.

But properly applied, .22 revolvers are killers.

Especially if you have a great team, have a plan, and pay attention to the details.

I'm a fanatic on TT stuff. I'll spend days looking for a watt here or a watt there. The upshot is that even when the motor is sputtering, I still go fast. Maybe not course record fast, but still pretty fast.

Confirmed with the second fastest overall time and a "V" for the Master's class at our local TT, the Joe's crew went into this weekend's stage race playing to those strengths. Keep it togeth... (view more)
This is the Best Ride I have ever Done ...
March 3rd, 2011 9:23AM
This is the Best Ride I have ever Done ...
This is the comment from one of the riders at the Plan2Peak Training Camp after yesterdays epic ride out to White Domes in ...... (view more)
Great day at Hoover and Lake Mead
March 1st, 2011 9:25PM
Great day at Hoover and Lake Mead
The Hoover dam and the new bridge are just amazing and being able to ride down to see them is an awesome experience.... (view more)
Plan2Peak Athletes Grab 3 AG titles and 4 Podium spots at Polar Bear 5k
March 1st, 2011 11:06AM
Lockport, NY - Score-This promoted the annual Polar Bear 5k run this past weekend and Plan2Peak athletes were there too ...... (view more)