The quick story of last season is that I got hurt in a race at the beginning of the season and was off the bike for about 3 weeks. Then life got in the way. I took another job and with that on top of my full time job and being a full time student I just had to put the bike aside and get back to being a chef for a while.
What I have learned over the past year though is that I need to find balance. I need to not act like I'm a pro cyclist and put pressure on myself to reach un-attainable goals and sacrifice my job and family. I'm a father, husband and chef first and those things will take priority in my life.
I do want to and will ride and race my bike. In fact I haven't even posted since on this since I made the jump to a 29er. I want to ride and race my bike more just because it made me feel better. Over the past year I fell back into a lot of bad habits and without riding I have managed to gain 45 lbs from were I was when I was in top form. So my goal for my bike now is to get back in the saddle and get back into shape so I feel better and plus I enjoy racing but I will definetly look at it in a different light. All I know is that I need to back on it and get back in shape. To put it all in persective here are a couple of pics. One from 2008 when I was in probably my best shape and the second is from a little over a week ago. I plan on tracking a lot of my progress on the blog as things