Thursday, August 19, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Im Kolben Preble and this is my first year with team CLIF BAR. Im super stocked to be on such an awesome team, that stands for a noble cause. Ill be racing the Portland Cross Crusade series and some national events around the country. Im sixteen years old and going into my second year in the 17-18 category. Cyclocross is my all time favorite discipline of cycling, but i also participate in road and mountain. This year in my "off season" i decided to tackle the road monster. I had done a few RR before but was still a cat five. I struggled early in the year but then improved and was able to make it to a cat three. The part i had the hardest time with was figuring out what i was supposed to do. In cross you have a clear goal: go as hard as you can for an hour. pretty strait forward right. Well in road it took me awhile to figure all of the tactics and decisions you must make in a race. In the end it has paid off because it helped to get something i lacked for cross. Straight up power. As the year progressed i began to move more towards Cross country racing. Then on to short track. Both of these im very familiar with. I like to use cross country to brush up my technical skills before moving to short track to work on some good old anaerobic fitness. Any way thats a little bit about me and what i do.
Catch you later!
Everything is falling to place for another successful season with the Clif Bar Development Cyclo Cross Team. We have added some great knew sponsors and are excited to be taking on more races and more environmental advocacy. Look for an official Team announcement soon.
Hope to see you out there