Thursday, February 22, 2007

Last Minute Prep

For Team Bolla (version 2.0), the season starts March 3rd with the L'Esprit road race in Oldham County, KY. L'Esprit is the opening race of the annual Kentuckiana Spring Training Series, a local favorite.

The weather has finally improved and the temperatures are hovering between 45 and 50 on most days now. That's a good sign. With any luck we'll be spared major thunderstorms.

However, with my main target races not until May, June and July (specifically the LMPD crit in June and the Madison crit in July), I'll simply be working on my fitness during the Spring Series, and trying to help the team wherever possible. Since we'll be lining up for the Cat 3/4 races, we'll definitely have our work cut out for us, just like last year. This region always boasts a super-strong field of Cat 3s. Not wanting to name any names, there are definitely some infamous sandbaggers among that group. But such is life.

Hopefully I can keep from getting dropped in the first couple of races. After that, I should be fine, and then it's all systems go once the heat arrives.

Should be fun. Wish us luck.