Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Friday, November 21, 2008
'cross season, sports medicine conferences
I went to an American College of Sports Medicine conference last weekend... I try to have a little fun with my nametag each year:
Monday, October 13, 2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Bike legs, Cyclocross, Rosarito Ensenada
I finished my last tri of the season over the weekend. I came out of the water 39th out of 140 in my AG (good for me) and then passed 32 guys in my division on the bike to finish 9th (I was re passed on the run by 2). That’s my best finish there so far...... I had the 3rd fastest bike splits. 1st and 2nd place finishers beat me by seconds..... Thanks for your help. - Karl
Rosarito-Ensenada was fantastic! ......his year I rode up ( El Tigre) without much of a problem, no stopping, no hesitation. Felt very strong.......Anyway, thanks again Sean. Saturday was the first time that I rode into Ensenada with a huge smile on my face and not a grimace. - RR
After winning a cat 4 cyclocross race: When they announced the winners the announcer mentioned that at 57 I was 10 years older than the combined ages of the next two riders. -RP
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Rich Pearson Strikes again
Monday, August 18, 2008
This isn't a great picture, but I'll find a new one. Roberto is one of the recreational riders I coach. He is a high school teacher at a local public school. Roberto's goals are to lose a few pounds and to cut down his century times.
Ok, so Roberto sent me a photo of him at last year's Rosarito- Ensenada bike ride. Hopefully this year he be a little faster than the year before. check it out:
Friday, July 11, 2008
other uses for bicycles
Monday, April 21, 2008
Rosarito - Ensenada
Sunday, April 13, 2008
New Featured Rider Linsey Bradshaw
Saturday, March 08, 2008
PS Added4/13/08 Here is a photo of Sarah and her teammate Lisa today at the cyclovets crit. Sarah doesn't look to intense here. She looks pretty relaxed just smiling, leaning over and resting her head on her hand.
Friday, February 08, 2008
Red Tolley Results
Saturday, January 05, 2008
The 5th annual Red Trolley Classic is on!
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Friday, November 02, 2007
Beer after sport 'is good for the body'
A post exercise beer might be great for the mind, but it definitely isn't going to hydrate you any better than water, and Gatordade will do a better job replacing carbohydrate and electrolytes.
(Note that the athlete pictured in the photo is a crickety player. How exhausting can cricket be anyway?)
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Grandpa is a state champ
Thursday, September 20, 2007
More BIg Results!
Matt Donovan scored another championship jersey. You might remember he got himself a masters championship in the match sprints in August. Now he can add an Elite state championship jersey to that collection, as he ( along with his 2 teammates) won the team sprint competition. They beat some really high quality teams to do it, so that make the victory that much sweeter.
I coach 2 of the riders that went to collegiate track nationals. Julia and Kelcie both set PRs in the 500m and 2000m time trials, while Kelcie also set a PR in the 200m. Julia not only set personal records, but won bronze medals in both the 200m and the 2K. The highlight of the weekend was when Julia and Kelcie won the team sprint with their teammate Anna Lang, so they all get to go home with a national champ jersey.
So the tally for the weekend is:
1 elite state championship
5 personal records
2 Bronze medals at a national event
2 National Championship jerseys
A Great Photo of Matt During a Sprint:
Monday, September 10, 2007
Fiesta Island Time Trial
Steve Scott also set ANOTHER personal record in the individual 20K, posting a 27:42, or 26.9 MPH. Pretty good for a guy that just turned 51 :-) Steve was struggling to beat 30 minutes just a couple of years ago.
Saturday, September 01, 2007
Master's National Track Championships
My other rider was Mike Mccue. This was Mike's first year to go to masters nats, and he set a personal record in both the 2K pursuit and the 500m. Mike also did the points race, but some dillhole FORGOT TO GLUE HIS TUBULAR, rolled a tire, and took out about half a dozen racers (incl Mike)only 2 laps into the race. Mike got back in the race, but just wasn't himself once he got back in.
The whole weeklong event was great, and I am already fired up for next year. I look forward to racing myself, as well as taking a few more riders out there with me.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Master's District Championships
Monday, July 09, 2007
Racing in Italy
Monday, June 25, 2007
Karla Johnston- Triple Crown Winner
Would you be smiling like this after 200 miles? Karla is. That's because she just did her 4th double century of the year. About a third of my athletes ( like Karla) are non- racers who still want to perform at their best. Karla Came to me last year and was relatively new to the sport, but full of excitement and enthusiasm. Karla did several centuries last year, and then set her sites on not only doing a double, but doing at least THREE double centuries to earn herself a California triple crown.
Great job Karla!
Friday, May 25, 2007
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Video from a team rider
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Julia Lafranchise still doing well
Julia will be heading to Collegiate National Championships next month!
1. Boulevard-6th place
2. Red Trolley-1st place
3. SLO Crit-2nd place
4. UCLA RR-3rd place
5. UCSC RR-3rd place
6. UCSC HCTT-4th place
7. SDSR HCTT-10th place
8. SDSR Crit-7th place
9. SDSR GC-8th place
10. Berkeley RR-3rd place
11. Berkeley Crit-2nd place (but first when you add in prime points)*
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Saturday, March 17, 2007
On March 10th, Julia Lafranchise did really well at the UC Santa Crus Road race, scoring a third place in the women's race. Then she topped that off with a win in the women's cat 3/4 del mar crit on 3/14.
Junior ride Zac Steinf won the 17-18 year old crit at the same race.
Steve Scott started the San Dimas stage race out right by taking 2 minutes off of his hill climb TT from last year, and placing 16th in the cat 5s ( not bad for a 50+ guy), and Cyclingscience team rider Matt Shechtman is sitting in 2nd place in the cat 2s after the TT.
More to come....
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Good Results at Valley of the Sun
As far as the women go, coached rider Beatrice D took 2 minutes off of her TT time from last year. I'd call that one a success as well.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
My knee surgery
The meniscus is essentially a shock absorber in the knee joint, you an see a drawing one it here.
The surgery went well. I an actually put weight on it just hours after the surgery, and I am starting PT in just a day or two. Any way, the cool part is this. I have some before and after photos of the knee, along with a video of the arthroscope.
Before photo. Se that flap of stuff hanging there? That isn't supposed to look like that!
After photo.....much better!
Monday, February 12, 2007
Julia Lafranchise wins Collegiate criterium
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Not Much Going On
If you get bored of cycling, maybe you can give competitive breatholding a try:
If you wanna see a documentary about some good athletes, check out this documentary on quadraplegic rugby. These guys are awesome:
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Jesse Ocon Beats 30 minutes in his first 20K. Team Wins Endless Summer Crit
Coached rider Jesse Ocon did his first 20K TT in under 30 minutes. Averagin over 25 miles per hour is pretty good for a first try! I've analyzed his power file to tell him how he can improve his pacing, and I've made a few equipment recomendations. I'm confident that Jesse will be going under 29 miinutes within a couple of months.
The Cyclingscience.org team also scored a win in the Endless Summer Crit. Team Rider Jordan Itaya got in a break of 4 that lapped the field and then won the field sprint. This is Jordan's First ever win in a pro 1,2 race. Congrats!
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Another State Championship
Monday, September 11, 2006
Team, Coached Athletes have a Great TT
Sunday was the individual 20K TT
The day started out well with team rider Chris Daggs getting second in the mens 30-39 category by going ovr 27MPH for 20K.
Two of my coahced athletes put in new personal records for the day, with 17 YO Zac Stein completeing the distance in 30 minutes flat ( and only a 12 seconds from appodium place).
Steve Scott DESTROYED his last PR by 40 seconds, with a time of 28:30. Steve has taken about 3 minutes off of his 20K time in the last 2 years, and it is great to see him continually improve.
Rich Pearson Wins State Champ Citerium
Saturday afternoon, I was excited to get this email:
Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2006 18:07:19 -0500
From: "Rich XXXX"
To: "Sean Burke"
Subject: race results
Sean--I finally beat XXXXXX and won the state
nebraska masters 55+!! Heres the race report.....
Rich has been working hard all since the later winter/early, and I was honored to help him win his biggest race of the year. Hopefully I'll get a photo of Rich in a State Champ jersey to post some time soon.
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Joe started out by qualifying 5th for the match sprint tournament, but was eliminated in the first round by the guy that won the tournament and took home a nat'l champ jersey. It is a single elimination tourney, and Joe got a bit unlucky with who he met in his first round. Although he did demolish the competition in the ride for 5th -8th place to take a solid 5th in the sprints. Joe also found himself 5th in the Kilo TT, and now he is focused on the match sprint at elite nationals.
I did alright for myslef with a 5th in the points race and 4th in the team pursuit. The madsion was a rough one. My partner was involved in a crash, and broke his arm. I felt lucky to escape the carnage, and I doubt I'll do the madison at master's next yearm as it was the craziest one I've everdone!
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Sprinters Doing Well!
Josepgh Lacour meanwhile, competed in the Texas Master's Track Championships, on June 9th and 10th, just barely missing out on a gold medal..... 3 times. Joe wound up 2nd in the match sprints, 2nd in the 1k time trial, and his team was second in the team sprint. Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.... at least for the weekend. That's Ok. Joe is not really experienced on the track, and this time next year he'll be tough to beat. Besides, Joe got his first win as a cat 2 rider just about a month ago at the Moritz Chevrolet criterium in Fort Worth TX, and I'm sure there are more to come.
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Gabe French Featured Rider
Gabe got results on the track as well as the road, and has won multiple races in the "B" category since track racing started this April. Gabe's main goal for the spring was the State Criterium Championships in May, but he found himself sidelined by an infection, and actually wound up in the hospital for 2 days! Gabe has taken a little time off to recover, and will now start building towards the second half of thew long SoCal race season.
Thursday, March 23, 2006
Gabe French Podiums
Monday, March 06, 2006
Fiesta Island Time trial
My unofficial time was 29:11 (25.55 mph) - Gale and I both
clocked me at the same time. If that holds, it's a new PR by 18 seconds. For a C race,
and I worked hard this week, and I felt pretty tired....
BTW Steve's official time was confirmed at 29.11
Friday, February 24, 2006
Grant Sample & Jeremy Floyd
In a blastt from my personal past I've been dealing with an old friend and roomate of mine Jeremy Floyd. ( we just call him Floyd) Floyd is mostly deaf, and so when I saw that the deaf cycling world championships were being held in California I told him he ought to go for it. He has a prett good chance of making the US MTB team, and is meeting with the team coach and current team riders soon. Floyd sent me an email and said " You got me into to this, now I need you to help me out", so I am working with onhis preparation to make the team and hopefuly represent his country. On a side note, I told another old friend that what Floyd is doing an he said "...I've raced with Floyd, and he sure isn;t disabled when it comes to pedaling a bike." Rock on Floyd.
Race season is starting to heat up, stay tuned for more updates.
Monday, January 02, 2006
Happy New Year
Sunday, December 04, 2005
Coached Rider Jason Vorell is State Champ
Thursday, December 01, 2005
Encore Does it Again....
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Congrats again to Jason Vorell and Team Encore Credit
Palos Verdes, CA
Monday, November 14, 2005
Friday, November 04, 2005
Friday, October 14, 2005
New Featured Rider.
I am putting up a new featured rider on my front page. It is long overdue... Steve Scott (not the famous runner) Steve is coming up on his 50th birthday here pretty soon, and was just getting into bike racing when he came to me. He discovered that he enjoyed the race of truth, but was unsatisfied with his 20K time of 32:18. I got steve started on a training program that primarily emphasized muscluar endurance and on the bike strength work. He's been working hard, and since he came to me he has taken 3 minutes and 50 seconds off his first 20K. His new PR is 28:28 was good enough to get him 5th place ( out of 30) in his age group at the last time trial.
Monday, October 03, 2005
San Diego 2- Day Madison
Race report for the
by Sean Burke and Eddie Monnier
The annual two-day invitational
Saturday’s racing started off with a motorpaced
The first day of racing also included a team effort flying lap, chariot races, miss-and-out, and two five-lap scratch races that led directly into the final
Sunday the teams reassembled for a day packed with even more racing. The day kicked off with a couple of scratch races leading directly into a 35-lap
Gil Hatton / Chad Milliken 112 pts
Sarah Hammer / Josiah Ng 96 pts
Scott Evans / Steve Geerligs 63 pts
Javier Casteneda / Sean Burke 47 pts
Anna Webb / Shaun Wallace 37 pts
Kevin Schiller/ Adam Smith 40 pts
Eric Hollenbeck / Eddie Monnier 33 pts
Jeremy Mucha / Tom Dahill 16 pts
John Arnold / Chris Bennet 11 pts
Photos from mitchell clinton and cyclingnews.com
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
The Season is Winding Down....
In case you don't know what a madison is, it is a race where you are basically racing with a partner and only one of you is racing at any given time. You literally grab the hand of you partner and throw him in at 30 MPH, then you get about 30 seconds rest and he throws you in. Get about 10 teams going, throw in some sprints, and you are in for the most pain, suffering, and fun you can have on a bike!
Here is a good decsription of madison racing : http://www.obra.org/track/track_racing/madison.html
Monday, September 19, 2005
Mammoth MTB Nationals
Jose rode to a 23rd place in a VERY strong expert field.
Zac ended up tenth in his race. Here's the strange thing about that....
For some reason, the riders are allowed tor race DOWN a category at nationals. Advised Zac to race in his normal cat, but he ended up racing beginner. Every fast kid from across the country also decided to race beginner so they could try and win a medal. IMO, the medal is worthless if you are racing down to attain it. There shouldn't even be a beginner class at nationals!
Anyway.... Zac got 10th in the race, but noticed when he checked the results that his speed would have actually placed him HIGHER if he he raced in his normal category.
That's what you get when you race for a beginner championship.
Young Zac has a had a great year toher than the day at mammoth, and still has a couple more races to get out there and mix it up before the off season begins....
Monday, September 12, 2005
Next weekend Jose Nilo and Zac Stein are both going to be racing MTB nationals in Mammoth. Stay tuned to see how they do!
Monday, August 22, 2005
CBR Team TT
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Matt D at Master's District champs
Matt qualified for the tournament for the first time this year, but got eliminated in the second round.
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
Jerry Murphy got a 9th place out of over 50 riders in his category int the TX state TT championship. a 1:03:20 is pretty good for a trolling course like that one. While Terry Ward got a 6th place RR finish and an 8th place GC finish in the Tour of Whitehorse in Alaska. Both riders have worked hard all year, but I really have to hand it to Terry. Terry wins the mental toughness award for putting in those big computrainer hours during the long Alaskan winters.
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
Master's district championships
Monday, August 01, 2005
In recent athlete news. Tm Warren of texas just got his cat 3 upgrade. Congrats Tom. Tom has been working hard all year, and the work has paid off. Tom is a physician and his work schedule can bepretty crazy, making my job tough as well.
I have several riders racing the the TX state TT champs this weekend, so good luck to all of them. Some of my other athletes are doing Stage races in Alaska, and circuit races in California. Check back to see how they do.
Thursday, May 26, 2005
Big Weekend coming up
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Sunday, May 22, 2005
A great Weekend for cyclingscience.org coached athletes
Saturday went also went well when Jason Montour made the podium with a 3rd place finish in the cat 4 cyclovets omnium road race, and Grant held on for 8th place, goodenough for second place overall.
Sunday was a day for the fast men with racers entered in criteriums in Texas and California.
Grant Sample, and Jason M. James W had pack finishes in the crits, but their previous results were good enough get Grant and Jason 3rdand 5th overall for the stage race, and James' result gave him an 11th overall in his category.
Joseph LaCour finished 7th in the p/1/2/3 category in the James bailey memorial criterium in Texas(~ 100 F heat). This is Joe's first season as a cat 2. I've coached him since he was a cat 5, and it's really rewarding to see him doing so well. And last but not least is Trey Buck, also racing the crit in Texas, who got a 5th place in the cat 5 race.