Bockel Rides Blue: My 2011 Speed Machine…

It’s all about the bike: There is tons of good news and lots to update you all on….I am so happy to have our little place set up here in St. Augustine, I am booking flights, training my butt off, and of course as you can tell from the photo above, the biggest news is that I just signed with BLUE bicycles!  This is another step towards an even faster bike split in Kona and will bring me closer to reaching the ultimate goal of winning on the big island.  I am very excited and proud to be part of Team Blue.  Chance Regina and the crew out in Atlanta are getting my Abu Dhabi bike ready to go and completely outfitted with my Di2 components parts as we speak.  I am going to have one seriously sweet ride.  Don’t worry–I will be sending pics as soon as it arrives on my doorstep.

Let the season begin: Time seems to have flown by and I am already a few weeks out of my first big race for this season. Yes, it is Abu Dhabi again this year and I am very excited about racing in the UAE for the second time.  I have some great memories from last year when I was so close to the win and the big 50,000 prize purse!  This year I am hungry for it and have been hammering in the miles here in St. Augustine, FL.  Continue reading

Entering the Cool Laid-Back World of Ironman

Just a few more days till I pack up and head to Kona–looking forward to getting out on the big island and tearing up the race course!  Boulder has been great.  Check out this video from one of our recent rides here in North Boulder (courtesy of Jessi Stensland).

Getting Ready for the Showdown in Kona

Hey guys, I have been busy training like a machine to get ready for Kona that is about 5 weeks away now–lots of stuff happening here in Boulder.  Here is just a brief update to go along with the video above:

The Fit is King

I received an awesome Retul fit from Mat here at the Retul fit studios in Boulder.  I had been having some lower back pain for a few months now and didn’t know what it was from.  Finally I got into the Retul studio Continue reading

Abu Dhabi Race Coverage

If you didn’t get a chance to see the race on Eurosport–check out the full coverage of the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon above!

The day after Abu Dhabi

For the German version, CLICK HERE

Good morning, I just got back from my “day after the race brekkie”.  My legs are sore and my body aches as I pay some tribute to one of the greatest races of my career so far.

Let me start from the beginning:

I had been preparing for this race in the US this winter and I flew into Abu Dhabi 8 days before the race to get acclimatized—we were able to stay at the fancy five star race hotel.  It was a nice treat to get to relax a bit after all that training—I had over two and a half months of serious preparation for this race so I needed to take it seriously.

The race was an overall big success for me as well as for the organizers—and the crowed was amazing when we flew by.

When I exited the water, I found myself in a bigger group of around 10-12 guys and we formed the leading pack.  First transition was smooth and I was on my new Ceepo bike and took it out very controlled but with some good speed. Continue reading