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Updates, pics, and audio from the inside of the domestic pro bike racing scene brought to you by Phil Zajicek.

2.27.2006

Bummed.

Made it home, very beat up and feeling down. High speed crash three miles into the race, no where to go at 35 mph but straight into someones bike then a nice inpersonation of superman. Hit my recently operated on hand pretty badly, going back in for x-rays tomorrow. Hope that screw is still holding things together. A good week til yesterday...

2.24.2006

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2.23.2006

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2.22.2006

Also. Huge kudos to clif bar for making the tour of california the first carbon neutral race by investing in green tags to offset the pollution created by the race.

Super hard tt today. I gave it everything and put in a solid ride. Still up there on gc and ready to fight tomorrow. Was really wasted after the tt but am coming around quickly. Awesome crowds today and very motivating to hear so many people cheering!

2.21.2006

Cool pic of the prologue: http://www.photoshelter.com/img-show/I00000rpZwz2BJ0A
Feeling good and ready to rock tomorrow! Hope that with a good ride tomorrow I can crack the top ten, quite a few tt hitters here though!

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2.20.2006

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2.19.2006

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2.18.2006

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On the new bike and all dialed in. Aero! Just need to put out the watts now.

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All the riders received nanos last night from the race organisation. Coolest. Race. Ever.

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Glen chadwick!

Quite an elaborate team presentation last night. About 50 tables in a large room with a stage front and center. Cyclists walking around in their kit mingling with the black tie folks who had paid handsomely to chat with the bikers. A collision of worlds. Met some great people involved with the race who are very optimistic about the future of the race and how it will affect US cycling.

2.17.2006

Hotel roomin'

Just kicking it in the hotel room now. A miserable, typical SF day today. Better today than next week! Team presentation tonight, hope to get some audio interviews in. Get some predictions for the race. Til then, it is time to get some quality reading in.

2.16.2006

Team pix.

Kicked off the day in a most unpleasant day. Finished off the final test required for the UCI- a stress EKG. Not much fun to do a run to max heart rate first thing in the morning. Well, a run to max HR is never actually a pleasant thing. Esp. for a cyclist whose legs don't move too well in those motions. Ah, enough whinging. Team photos afterwards, lots of riding around trying to look pretty for the cameras. Just barely squeezed in the last photo of the day-a team pic in Tiburon with SF in the background lit by a fast setting sun. Should have a full tt bike tomorrow, definitely need to get on it before the prologue Sunday!

2.15.2006

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New tt bike being built up. Hope to get out on it tomorrow and check out the prologue.

2.14.2006

Just finished riding the first stage, should be a very decisive day. The first few small climbs should break things up then once we drop down to the coast and head north the race has a chance to completely blow apart if there is even a fraction of the wind we had today. Very hard way to begin the tour.

2.12.2006

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2.11.2006

OK.

Now, going to try something different here. At the team training camp and throughout the Tour of California next week I'll be posting to this blog straight from my phone. Going to see how it is traveling without the computer and will just post via the mobile. Should be fun.
pz

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