What's this all aboot! -> 2005 Racing
2005 was my first year that included a serious effort at training,
and the first time in my life i'd consider myself to be an
'athlete'! I raced on the track for a few years previously,
but it was mainly for fun, and was a 'weekend warrior', going
out a few times a week to race, but not riding much otherwise,
etc.. I did win the 'B' category in 2004 tho, for what that's
worth. Got moved up to 'A' because of that. =)
Anyway, here are some of the results i'm pretty happy with,
click on the heading for my blog entry:
April 26th - TC 10K
Funny my first highlight isn't even cycling-related: first
time in a running race, after a couple months of training,
got a 46:46!
May 28th - Trackfest 05
My first 'serious' competition, rode 'B', as there were only
a few B's signed-up. That prompted a few other riders to come
down as well. =)
3rd - Chariot
3rd - Miss'n'Out
2nd - Points
19th - 21st - BC Track Provincials (Day
No 'B' category here, raced with the big boys, and did okay!
Worth mentioning, BC rankings:
5th - 4km Pursuit Qualifiers
7th - Miss'n'Out
7th - Kilo
4th - Team Sprint (w/Marcus Hadley and Scott Laliberte)
6th - Madison (w/Tony Zarsadias)
7th - Points
November 12th & 13th - Burnaby Velodrome Series #1
First time racing in Burnaby, rode 'B':
6th - Elimination to Scratch
4th - Miss'n'Out
5th - Keirin
4th - Win'n'Out (HUH??)
7th & 8th (2006) - Burnaby Velodrome Series #2
Second time at the Burnaby Velodrome, rode 'B' again, which
was very competative:
7th - 8km Scratch
6th - 16km Points
6th - Snowball,
Keirin Finals (out of 6 riders, had to leave
before could ride..)
- Came in 3rd overall in the local 'A' track league after
nearly 6 months (~24 nights) of racing!
- Rode in a few of the local
TT's, best time was just over 26mins.
- Entered in a couple of the weekly road races, came in
3rd each time in 'B'.
- Got 3rd in the Boxing Day TT.
Hurray for 2005, looking forward to a successful 2006 season!