Tuesday, October 12, 2010


You can tell the 'regular' season has come to a close. All is quiet on the Arrivee front.

Except for Cris' exploits on the cyclocross front, that is. Oh, and Roger's probably putting in more miles than all of the rest of us combined.

Me, I'm sizing up the plans. Trying to think about what worked this past season, and what desperately needs help. I tweeted the other day that if I were to grow a beard, I'd look like Sergei Belov (if you don't get the reference, sorry). That means my main priority is to slim down a bit in order to not only make it to the finish of the harder races, but actually fit into my jersey so as to not appear as I am in a skinsuit.

Roger's the TT/all rounder. Cris the animal who can be up there in just about anything. Mark is the die hard.

We're missing a sprinter. Guess it's time for the big guy to suffer over the winter. Weights, check. Speedwork plans, check. Time? Not so much...

The original plan was to simply ride the Time Crunched Plan from Chris Carmichael. Then bigger aspirations came into play while suffering on four hour death marches behind RT's constant pace.

If anyone has any thoughts on how to fit in a proper training program while working, family, and (insert other time excuse here), I'd love to hear.

Until then, I promise Pilgrim's a slimmer version of Phat Pat next year. ;-)

Oh, and by the way, I have the best team in the world. Thanks to Pilgrim's, The Insurance Guys, "Packfiller", and all the guys. Great to have ACC back in buisness.


  1. :)
    I think we will at least be pretty far ahead of our 2010 selves....given the fact that we didn't even know we'd be racing in 2010 until, like, February/March.
    Can't wait to ride witch y'all again.

  2. One thought that I'm constantly reminded by: "Work the plan that life allows you to work". If that means you do Carmichael's plan so be it.

    I'm looking forward to next season, and the racing that it will bring. See you then!