Friday, June 29, 2007

Well its been awhile and there is a lot to write about. At BMX Nationals down in Rockford we camped which was a lot of fun. But, on Thursday I got a 1st, Friday I got a first, Saturday I got a 5th because I had to unclip because two kids crashed behind me and hit my back wheel. And on Sunday I got a 1st and came home with a big trophy. On all the other days at night we had a campfire and did other stuff to that sort. Last weekend My mom and I drove to Whitewater for a time trial that was like 12.5 miles long and very windy. The next day drove back out to Whitewater and did a crit. that was a little loop around the park. In that Gage and Mitch were there to help me get a 1st so I could have a better chance at winning the omnium. Sunday drove back out to Whitewater AGAIN for a road race. The lap was a lot of fun and would have been more fun if we wouldn't have caught the 15-18 year olds on our first lap around the third turn. We rode past them and the official following us started to yell at us. Then the 15-18 year olds passed us and slowed back down again. So we passed them again and the official yelled at us again. And right before the last hill on our second lap the official said that we were going to let the 15-18 year olds past and we picked up the pace and we finished before they passed us. Mitch ended up getting 1st, a kid from Michigan got 2nd, and I got 3rd which was enough to get me the omnium. I got a Bontrager pump. Tomorrow I'm going to do a road race and head up the Eue Claire and have a happy 4th of July!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Yesterday went to States for road and we had knew what the course was because we had ridden it before. At the start we had to go up the hill and at the top we had to wait for some of the other riders so we got a little break there. After the start we kept it pretty steady except for when another kid from on another team came up and took a pull it went down to about 10mph. On the last hill Mitch attacked from the bottom and no one else went so Mitch got an easy win. Then Gage, Evan, and I went but on the last 50 yards I died and Gage and Evan got me at the line. So Gage got 2nd overall and 2nd in age, Evan got first in 10-12 and 3rd overall, and I got 3rd in age and 4th overall. Today went to the time trial and did that but we didn't stay long enough to see how I did.
So more to come on that later

Monday, June 04, 2007

Saturday headed up to to 9 mile for the Wors race. When we got to the hotel my dad won a raffle to get a free upgrade to a suite with a Whirlpool bathtub. When we got back from swimming in the pool I got in the bathtub and sat in there for awhile and watched T.V. On Sunday went over to the race and got started. My grandparents drove up to the race and watched us race. At the start I got up in the second row. When the race started I got on a wheel and sat for about half the road but the pace was too high so I fell off and got on a slower wheel. At the start of the 2nd lap it started to rain really hard. Then Danny came past on the road so I got on his wheel and stayed with him for a while. When I finished I was cold and muddy. So I went to the car while my dad washed off my bike. After we got the awards for Maddie who got 2nd, my Mom who got 3rd, myself, I got 2nd, and my Dad who got 3rd we went to the Favoli's in town. We had unlimited bread sticks and some good food. Overall we all had a REALLY good weekend.