Roan Groan Race and More

6 Jun

Here’s a quick overview of the past few weeks. I got back into town after a two week race trip with Winston David to the Tour of Atlanta (ToA) and the People’s Community Bank Omnium, also know as the Roan Groan Race.  We stayed with our teammate Mike Lanham during the three day ToA series and got in four days of racing.  Winston made the breaks in both crits and ended up third in each.  After the ToA, Winston and I headed up to my family’s cabin in the Smokey Mountains to get in a good block of training before Elite Nationals. We had to drive down to Franklin, NC to do our recovery rides, since we didn’t bring a trainer with us.

Prepping the bikes for Roan Groan Omnium

After our week in the mountains, Winston and I met up with the rest of the Globalbike team in Johnson City, TN for the Roan Groan omnium.   I had been looking forward tot the road race, because it ended with an eight mile climb up the 55oo foot high Roan mountain. The team did a good job of keeping the race together until the base of the climb, where they dropped me off to go with the other climbers. I was able to finish 5th up Roan mountain and eventually 7th in the omnium.

Roan Mt. Finish

I’m now looking forward to spending some time at home with family and friends until Elite Nats, where I’ll be racing with the team again.

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One Response to “Roan Groan Race and More”

  1. Lucey Malone August 15, 2011 at 6:22 pm #

    Good job going up Roan Mountain. I’ve just done it in the car. I met your Mom (Mary) this morning at Jury Duty in Sarasota and learned that you are an avid cyclist. My husband (70 years old) cycles 7000 miles a year (in flat Sarasota) and some in the NC Mountains.
    Good luck with your cycling career. Lucey

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