With three weeks to go until the first race of the season in Madison, I'd thought I'd check in on update this thing. "The Brocket" is all ready to go with new SRAM Red Group, Powertap and XXX Carbon brakes. Looks pretty sweet. Training has been consistent with average of 12-14 hours per week of base training which includes weight training 2-3 days a week, endurance pace riding, some climbing intervals. Recently did a Functional Threshold Power test and my power increase by 17 watts since December 5. Watts/kg ratio puts me just below mid-level Cat 4. Will test again in a few months mid season, maybe just before the Midwest Cycling Series to check progress. For now, I'm out; will check back in after 1st race of season.