Diary of a Cat 5er, Part II — Winter In The Dungeon

It's been a long, cold winter here in middle America, our windy days coming with a particular "bite" that makes cycling outdoors a sport for the bold or the sick-of-mind, but not for you or me.  We own the basements and gyms and YMCAs that provide the chance for a good comfortable workout, provided one can stand the monotony of a never-changing landscape. For those who live meaningfully south … [Read more...]

Team Type 1 Keeps Chadwick In Yellow In Mexico

Morelia, Mexico — Glen Chadwick of Team Type 1 survived the toughest day of the Vuelta Mexico on Wednesday to hold onto the overall lead with three stages remaining. The 93-mile (150 km) race included three categorized climbs, which shattered the 140-strong field and saw only 35 riders together at the finish in Morelia. Jose Benites (Scott-American Beef) won the sprint over Ivan Fanelli … [Read more...]

Day 5 – It Is Time For The Big Show!

Well the day was finally upon us. Went to bed early the night before to get a good sleep but woke up at 4:30 and rolled around till it was time to get up at 7:30. I guess my mind started to wander and think about the race and other things so from that point on I was gonna be hurting trying to sleep well again. But no worries once I was up and got a good breakfast and a good coffee I was ready to … [Read more...]

Glen Chadwick Diary – Day 4 – D-day Is Nearing

Well a real cruisey day for me today at the office. Got up and did the usual morning prep. Headed out for a ride and caught up my old buddies out on the road (Paolo and Alejandro, Alberto). They said “Ciao Chady good to see you again” I replied “Sure guys likewise but just remember tomorrow we can’t be friends for a few hours ok?” They were a little disappointed but they’ll get over it … [Read more...]

Glen Chadwick Olympic Diary – Day 3 –

Day 3 Well woke up at 8 this morning and kicked off the routine as usual. Jumped on the net for a little (bloody difficult connections here surprisingly) then headed off for breaky. Today we are heading off to the road circuit. Now for those of you who aren’t sure of the course we basically start in the heart of Beijing at Tiananmen Square which is also across from the Forbidden City. … [Read more...]

Glen Chadwick Olympic Diary – Beijing Day 2

Day 2 After a nice 10hr sleep I was up at 7 and ready to go! First up was breakfast in the main food hall….. You tend to forget just how many athletes are at these games until you walk into there! There was a bit of a queue for the cereal but apart from that all went rather smoothly. We headed off for a 3hour training ride around the triathlon bike course, it was about a 35km away … [Read more...]

Glen Chadwick’s Whirlwind Tour Of The 2008 Summer Olympics In Beijing China

Day1 –4th of August ,Fly Continental Airlines , CO 89 direct to Beijing from Newark (13hrs 25min) Touchdown on the 5th then basically doing all the technical stuff with regards to rooms, clothing packs and reading manuals Day 2 – Training on the triathlon bike course for 3hours Day3 - Training on the Road Race Course for 4 hours Day4 – Opening Ceremony (won’t be going as racing next … [Read more...]

Team Type 1’s Two Olympians Ready For Beijing

Aug. 3, 2008 – Team Type 1’s Moises Aldape and Glen Chadwick may be representing different countries at the 2008 Summer Olympics, but they are taking the same approach when it comes to their preparation. Both first-time Olympians on the first-year professional squad that has a mission to raise awareness for Type 1 diabetes trained at high altitude: Aldape in his homeland of Mexico and New … [Read more...]

Nature Valley Grand Prix – Playing the Role of a Sponge

From June 11-15, I certainly was playing the role of a sponge. I learned sooo much and had sooo much fun with Kristin, her teammate Emma Rickards, Emma's fellow aussie friend Kate Bates, Kristin's husband Joe, and Jim Miller. I also went to Nature Valley with a fellow awesome LaGrange teammate, Michelle Orem. I will never forget the experiences and moments I shared with them... The first stage … [Read more...]

Cyclists’ “Woodstock” Weeks Away

Going to RAGBRAI again, God Bless! The cyclist's version of Woodstock is once again, gratefully, at hand, and I'm positively stewing in anticipation of the chance to get together with a couple tens of thousands of cyclists and a five-hundred miles of nearly constant SAG support. For those of you who haven't heard of it, the acronym stands for Register's Annual Greater B-something Ride Across … [Read more...]