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2011 Race Results

Date (2011)

Ride/Race

Distance/Type

Time

Course

Finish

January 20

Birmingham AL

22.5K time trial

29:58

Sharp turns, inclines

1st

June 12

Kansasville, WI

30K time trial

47:11

Turns and rolling course

1st

June 23

Augusta, GA
Road Nationals

19K time trial

26:02

Fairly flat with some inclines; rained

2nd

June 25

"

72K road race

Not a timed event

Numerous turns and rolling terrain

2nd

August 27

ABR Track Nationals

Flying 200M

12.1

330 meter track, 26 degree banking

1st

"

"

1K kilo

1:12

"

1st

"

"

3K pursuit

3:44

"

1st

September 3

Illinois State Championship

20K time trial

25:54

Flat terrain

1st

September 30

US Track Nationals

Flying 200M

11.567

250m, 45 degree banking

2nd

"

"

4K pursuit

4:46.870

"

2nd

October 2

"

1K kilo

1:11.569

"

3rd

 

4K pursuit Carson CA  September 2011Summary: My third year started out good and then I hurt my left calf at the beginning of May.  This threw off my training.  Also Mike Olheiser decided he would not be able to be my road pilot.  I then had to look for another one and eventually found Karl Erickson.  I feel my pilot and I could have done better at the US road nationals if I didn't hurt my calf and we had more training time.  I was able to recover with the help of my coach and a chiropractor.  AS the season went on I became stronger and did excellent at the US track nationals.

January 20 – Birmingham, Alabama:
My pilot Mike Olheiser and I competed in a time trial at the Skip Barber race school.  The course had 17 turns and a few inclines.  Some of the turns were in either direction and some were 180 degree.  This was our first time racing together and we did very well.  We finished first with very limited time riding together.  Felt we would be a great combination and win many races.

June 12 - Bong and a half, Kansasville, Wisconsin:
This was the first race after I hurt my left calfThe course is fairly flat with numerous slight inclines and three sharp turns.  For a long stretch there was a mild to strong headwind.  We finished with a time of 47:11 and took home the Gold.

June 23 – Augusta, Georgia, US Road Nationals:
This was a 19K time trial.  The course had some moderate inclines and there was a steady rain fall for ¾ of the race.  With the limited time my pilot Karl and I had together we did a great job finishing second.

June 25 – Augusta, Georgia, US Road Nationals:
This was a 72K road race.  The race was 3 laps around a almost 15 mile loop.  There were a lot of small to medium inclines.  About a ¼ way on the second lap the timing chain fell off.  We were able to get it back on within a matter of seconds.  I learned that it is good protocol for the other teams to slow down so we can catch up.  This was great as it allowed us to get back into the race.  We then stayed with the other team for the remainder of the second lap and about half of the third lap.  The other team slowly pulled away from us and we held on to second place.

August 27 – Kenosha, Wisconsin, ABR Track Nationals:
My track pilot and I competed in three events.  The first one was the flying 200M.  Our time was 12.1 and we finished 1st.  The second event was the 1K kilo and we finished 1st with a time of 1:12.  The final event was the 3K pursuit and once again we finished 1st with a time of 3:44.  This is a 333 meter track with 26 degree banking.  We did better than last year as we had much more time to prepare.  This was a great prep for the US track nationals.

September 3 – Harvard, Illinois, Illinois State Championship:
My track pilot and I entered this event with hopes of qualifying for the US para cycle team's talent pool.  The time trial was a 20K course that was fairly flat.  We finished with an awesome time of 25:54.  If this would have been a US sanctioned event or a UCI event we would have qualified for the US Para cycle team.  It is still great as we met the goal of qualifying for the talent pool.

September 30 – Carson, California, US Track Nationals:
This would be the first time my track pilot Bob Springer and I would ride on an indoor 250 meter wood track with 45 degree banking.  We showed up a few days early to become accustomed to the track.  Within an hour we felt totally comfortable.  The first event on this day was the flying 200 meter.  We finished second with a time of 11.567 which was 5 tenths of a second behind first.  The second event was the 4K pursuit qualifying event.  We finished with a time of 4:46.870 which qualified us for the finals.  That evening we did the finals to determine placement.  Our morning time was good enough to race for 1st or 2nd place.  The competition is very tough as the other team is world champions.  We finished second and took home the silver.

October 2 – Carson, California, US Track Nationals:
The last event for the track nationals for us would be the 1K kilo.  Once again the competition was intense, as we raced against the world champions.  As a result, we placed third.


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