Hump day links
- » The indoor time trial season started Sunday with Vision Quest's debut in Highland Park. Results here, with top performances coming from masters riders: Charles Gerlach (Unattached) went 12.12 miles in 30 minutes and women's 45-49 national time trial champion Leigh Thompson (VisionQuest) went 11.26 miles. The series continues Sunday. Meanwhile, ABD's 10th annual indoor time trial series kicks off Jan. 11 in Winfield.
» Hinsdale native and 2008 Superweek sprints champion Chad Hartley (Jittery Joe's) was diagnosed with Iliac endofibrosis, an ailment known to afflict elite cyclists. He was scheduled for surgery Tuesday.
» World Bicycle Relief, a favorite cause of many Chicago teams, is holding an innovative fund drive this week, with contributions matched through Friday.
» The start of a 2009 ABR calendar is up. Looks like our outdoor season will once again officially start, weather permitting, with the Kenosha Velosport Spring Criterium Series on March 15.
» Speaking of calendars: USA Cycling has its 2009 national championship schedule.
» Changes for Team Get a Grip Cycles. UPDATE: Representatives of the team e-mail me to clarify the team's future: "Team Get A Grip Cycles is still very much alive and kicking. In fact, we are healthier then ever."
» Renowned coach Joe Friel has some advice as you start base.
» Meet junior racer Keeanu Reeves (Unattached).