Saturday, June 16, 2007


Somehow my life always seems to bring me back to the humble abode of the Hughes house. Its hot out here and Omer and i have been enjoying some easier days on the bike, getting ready for an all out assault on Nature Valley. Last time i was out there i won a stage and this year i am going with equally as high if not greater expectations.

So i guess some of you will be wondering what has happened to me in the last few races....most of the time you would have seen me in the DNF list....fortunately it has not been as bad as it may have looked. CSC was a good race for me, i was working for Emile and after dragging him around for the last 20 laps, dropped him off in a nice posie with 2 laps to go and then i was out...DNF no. 1.

Lancaster.....broken chain on lap terrible conditions.....but i felt good so it was disappointing...DNF no. 2.

Reading.....i was a disgrace....i rode so soft the 2nd time up the hill and was absolutely pissed at myself for being such a little that race did go as badly as some of you may have been thinking.....DNF no. 3.

Philly....I finally cracked it....i finished my first Philly against all odds, considering 4hrs sleep the night before, vomiting up my breakfast and not being able to eat any solid foods during the race. I survived on nearly 20 gels and although i had nothing left to give in the front bunch at the finish, i still managed to make it, which was a huge monkey off my back. After jumping the median curb to avoid the crash in the last 400m i came in 26secs down in 50th....not great, but considering the day i was very happy.

So thats it....nothing much else to report.....except that Kate raced like an animal in Canada and Philly. She is an engine at the moment and its exciting when she gets that glimmer in her eye, she is hard to stop.

See you all soon


T(e)! said...

Nice one buddy. I was wondering what was going on behind the scenes of those race results, cycling news doesn't give a lot of insight. Bit cold over here, snow in the Alps, but nothing like some good female company to keep you warm :)Good luck with Nature Valley.

Mak said...

Hey mate sounds like it is slowly coming together for the season. All the best for the next couple of races. Like to see a win on the board for you. This blog thing is a contagous thing. Later Cam Mc

joe1265 said...


WTF? You were in Michigan on June 16th and you didn't stop by to race with us at the Allen Park Criterium!

We had Frankie Andreu himself racing there! You could have notched a quick win and gotten a confidence boost. What did you do up there in GR when everyone else was down at Allen Park?

I'm terribly upset! What state is your team based in?

Tell Omer I'm not mad at him though. He was AWESOME at the Tour of Kensington Valley!

You da man Omer!