Archive for February, 2010
February 23rd, 2010 Posted 9:18 am
As many of you know I left to USA for a training camp and some races.
Well everything has been good so far, we been having some cold and
funny weather but seems like everything is clearing up now.
I also had my first race last weekend. The weekend I have been waiting
for, for a while now to have a little test to see where im at with my
Saturdays race wasn’t that great I can even say bad I think. kind of
bummed I have to write it this way but nothing was working. I felt so
awkward on racing in this new environment and it being the first race
of the season didn’t really help that. Then also I totally choose the
wrong gear… it was slightly to heavy for the part after the first
jump and i kept me every time in the middle of the pack. Because this
was my first race I still felt so lost and I had no idea where to go
and I was out in qualifications fast. Saturday was over for me and I
really felt disappointed but I also knew where the problems where so
on the other side I learned a lot of things as well.
after that first day I just got myself sorted out… put everything
together in my head fixed my gears and got ready for sunday.
Sunday’s race came around and I was a totally different person…
pumped to ride and show what im training for. First qualification
started of bad actually. Came out of the gate first but the rider next
to me made such a stupid move on me just before the first jump and we
both almost crashed and i ended 7th. 2nd qualification I cleaned my
act up had to come from lane 8 but allmost took the hole shot and had
a nice solid lap ended 3rd. 3rd qualification was very interesting. I
basically had to get 1st to qualify from lane 3. I just managed to get
my whole package together and took the win in the last qualification
and moved on to the main events.
then in my Quarter main I had such a good gate and i was close to the
hole shot came out of the first turn 2nd and down the 2nd straight I
had a nice battle going for 2nd/3rd but as soon as I wanted to set up
the 2nd turn to keep 2nd place the guy in 4th made a nice move and put
me in 5th where I finished and missed out on the semi final. Just a
little mistake I made but the overall feeling for my first race is
good for sunday at least.
I know where I am at now and for what kind of training I did before
this race I’m perfect on schedule for this season. So I’m excited for
next race to see if and feel my improvement.
greets out of cold and sometimes warm florida
Posted in Team News
February 20th, 2010 Posted 7:10 pm
Jan and Jonas Franzen, owners of the Swedish Bmx shop ‘Bmxspecialisten’, are proud to present their new Formula Sweden Bmx Team. They made a nice team set up with some of the finest Swedish riders . Victoria Boraie, Andreas Björkman, Jesper Petersson, Fredrik Johansson, Henrik Thorsen and Jonas Franzen himself will defend the Formula Sweden colors on national and international events !
For more info about the shop and team, check www.bmxspecialisten.se
Posted in Uncategorized