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Hey! October 1, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — travissmith16 @ 6:14 am

Sorry Everyone!! I had gone over my alouded limit on my site… so I had to go through clean up and delete some stuff…

So I guess since I had last did anything was the Canadian national championships. I went there not knowing what could happen… I ended up winning the Match Sprints and the keirin event. I also di the team Sprint with two up and coming JR kids…. At least we have something coming up through the ranks! We finished 3rd in this event!

Well I will Post some pics and I will try and update more often now that I think I have the problem fixed.

later,

Trav

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Best Track crashes on youtube. August 31, 2007

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CRASH again! August 19, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — travissmith16 @ 8:04 pm

Again, again again!! I was taken out. this time not even a split second to react! The aussie was taken down and I was on the ground! THANK GOD nothing happened to my hip.. it feels fine. This time I just smacked the back of my helmet so hard i was seeing bright stars!!! anyway I was told there is a video of it so once i get my hands on it i will post it up!

Travis

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MOMENTUM LOSES. August 18, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — travissmith16 @ 4:40 am

Well we had our head to head dual with The Australian national team this morning.  We ended up really close but in the end they just nipped us!

Australia-  1:02.514

Momentum- 1:02.571

close race! but close only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades!

tonight is the Keirin semi finals and the finals… i will update you with the results… GOOD, BAD or CRASH!

Travis

 

T-Town. August 17, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — travissmith16 @ 11:02 am

Ok, So I told you I was coming to Trexlertown PA… in the middle of nowhere for 4 great UCI races which all have points that qualify you for the Olympic Games next year in Beijing.

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The first One was a Keirin event… which we all now how good I am at those!! BROKEN PELVIS!! so in the first Ride Round one… i was doing alright until two riders got all tangled up and almost crashed infront of me. I was like HELL no I can’t crash yet! and freaked out!! So if you dont make it in that round there is a Rep for the LOSERS! So in this ride I was alot more comfortable… i think i just really needed to get a good rough ride under the belt to show me things will be fine! but I still lost and didnt make it through to the semi finals.

Then we raced again on this past Tue which was a UCI sprint and Team Sprint event. I said to myself 1month ago when i rode a 12.0 f200m… that I was going to do a 10.9 next time im here. It was a big task… but I felt if i could do that Im really not that far off of where I need to be.

So it was my turn to go and I did a 10.996…. WOW in one month 1.1 seconds off! and now not too far from where I need to be. After all riders went I was placed 13th in a world class feild of Aussies, Dutch, Great Britain and some Italians!

My first ride was against Dan Ellis of Australia. And Im sure his coach told him ” ride rough” lets see if he will back down. This guy almost crashed me. I was leaning on him so hard that I wouldn’t hit the boards at the top of the track. Again I lost this ride but one huge thing was I didnt back down to the challenge! Later in that morning session Myself and my team mates had the Team Sprint. We went and set a fast time of 1:03.39 qualifing us 1st for the finals against the straond Australian team… later in the evening.

That Night, we were the last event MOMENTUM CYCLING against AUSTRALIA our first real test. bang the gun goes we are off! after all is done Momentum WINS!! 1:03.0 and Australia 1:04.0. great test, great ride for me and My team.

Now today we race keirins again! woohoo. But this time im more comfortable so I plan on making it through to the evening rides. Also after we beat the Aussies on tue they came up to us with a $300 bet plus the $300 win and our $300 bet!! that they will beat us this time. I would say we have our work cut out for us today! there team is Mark French starting, Ryan Bayley second and Scott Sunderland 3rd man! very strong team. So todays big test will be the Re Match against the aussie in the team sprint.

wish us luck and I will update on what happens,

Travis

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dinners!

 

Coming Up. July 30, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — travissmith16 @ 6:22 am

Well, where to start! there is so much coming up in the next month.. I’m excited and nervous at the same time.

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So August 8th Momentum cycling and myself this time fly back east towards the town of Allentown. Its a fun place to go. people are strange… But I think thats because everyone is so into bikes…and we all know people into there bikes are a little crazy!! ha ha. No kidding… it because I’m not used to a small town.. I have always lived in a city… but for the next month I will be small town living it!

So my first part of this trip like I said in in PA.. and will consist of 4 different race evenings. alternating Sprint, keirin, Sprint, Keirin.. this racing will be a little different then the past weekend in San Jose.. Erin Hartwell ( track director in PA) is brining in some very big competition!! not fun for someone in my boat… The Australians , the dutch some younger British and again Italy!!

This should make for some very fast exciting and aggressive racing.

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Then onto Moncton New Brunswick for the Canadian national championships.. Where last year i came away with Gold, silver and bronze. this year should be exciting because I know everyone is gunning for me… and I hope that I can preform to my standards and give these boys a race they are excited about!!

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And also who knows I have been looking up some hotels to try and find the best deals…and let me tell you everyone must like NB…. because every hotel is over $100!!! oh and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are playing a concert… maybe I will hit that up!!

well enjoy, I posted a link of where I will be… check it out.. let me know all your comments.

Travis.

TREXLERTOWN, PA
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MONCTON, NB.

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Sorry. July 27, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — travissmith16 @ 4:52 pm

I just wanted to let everyone know that I have not forgot to update my blog… I have just been to frickin tired to!

I started training fulltime again 3 weeks ago, with some double days, road and track training… and for a guy who really hasnt trained that much in 3 months….. let me tell you, all I want to do is sleep.

Anyway this past weekend My teammates and I went up to San Jose CA to race in one of the AVC (american velodrome challenge).

With this being my first race back since the fall in march.. I was a little bit nervous.. mostly for the keirin!! when we started it all kinda went away and I just raced… I ended up finishing 3rd in a strong 9 man final. Then I raced this race called the miss and out. this means every lap the last rider gets pulled from the race. this time there where over 30 riders and some where pro raod races leading the points score in all of the USA. for some strange reason I owned them!! I road well, I felt really good as well. so I ended up winning this race.

The next day though I was starting to feel the effects of all the racing. 1 i was out of shape! and 2 i have not but my leg and pelvis through that pressure in a long time.

anyway… sorry there hasnt been more updates… I have been slack on that. SORRY. I will try harder.

Thanks,

trav

 

 
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