Monday, March 22, 2010

Go Little Contractors

I haven't had much to say lately, so I've just kept my mouth shut and ridden my bike.  And I've been riding it pretty hard recently, having just entered my Build 1 phase of training.

After about three months of endurance and sub-threshold work, I was very happy to feel the burn again starting a few weeks ago.  As I've mentioned in prior posts, my training is more structured this year than it's ever been.  I've made efforts at organized periodization training before; but the training calendar usually falls apart towards the end of Base phase.  I'm sticking with it so far this year, and my legs have responded well to this point.  It's still very early in the process, so it'll be interesting to see how it shakes out later in the spring.

Yesterday's Union City RR was my last day in tough 3-week Build phase.  I was tired, but I rode ok.  Now I'm looking forward to a nice week of bike walks while the little contractor cells do their thing on my mitochondria.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Macon Cycling Classic - May 1

Registration is open for our May 1st Crit in Macon - The Macon Cycling Classic, at  The race website is

The course loops around Tatnall Square Park in Macon adjacent to Mercer University - a perfect venue.  We'll have good payouts, a fat tire crit, music, food vendors, podium girls, a beer vendor, and a 5K at the end of the day - so bring a runner with you.

The race is part of the GBRA BAR series and the Lance Armstrong Juniors Series.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Christian Parrett

An accomplished young cyclist from Macon,Georgia, Christian Parrett, has signed his first professional contract with Team Sprocket Pro Cycling, based in Wales, Great Britain.  The team is led by director sportif Magnus Backstedt.  Christian will be the lone American on the international team.  I'm sure he's in for some interesting adventures.  Best of luck to you, Christian.  Make 'em hurt.

Follow his first pro season at and at

Friday, March 05, 2010

Albany 2008

At Albany in 2008, our kits and our team were brand new:

We raced as Security Bank Cycling Team then; we're Walthall Oil now.  Most of us were 4s and 5s at the time.  We're scattered over fields from Cat 4 to Masters to Cat 2 now, so it's a little harder to organize a train!  Good times.

And it's ironic that the most noticable burr in our saddle in the 2008 Albany RR, Mr. John Stowe, who single-leggedly chased down all of our attacks that year, is now a part of our Walthall team.  We're glad to have John on board.

Good luck to all the Oilers heading to Albany tomorrow to start another successful season.