Monday, May 14, 2012

Modifications required

Even after an above average (non competing) week of riding and little running I am up a couple pounds. Looks like it's time to focus on this engine's input. Maybe putting it out there will help me gain focus again. I have slacked on some of the "I don't eat that any more" type commitments and I feel heavy and bloated. Probably would not hurt to jump back into a better regiment of weight and core training. Boxing is great but availability is not there through spring and summer in usual timeslot. Guess coach takes some time for himself sometimes too...

Well that is all for now, I'm out...

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Planning a Lunch Ride...

Yesterday I knew I wanted to go for a ride on lunch. I just felt like a ride and not a run as it seems has been my choice most days lately. I was not sure which loop I wanted to do. I decided that I wanted to do this loop based on just a feel for a "road ride".

I had ridden in on a mix of road, gravel trail, and very little singletrack on the Cross bike. This gave me the options of pretty much riding any surface on lunch but I just wanted to push out on the road. The ride was good but I just wanted to go further. I want to plan a longer ride today but with fixed length lunches I am not sure it is a good idea. Paul was able to do a decent job of keeping a strong pace on his Fixie but noted some leg stress on certain sections of the ride.This had me spinning slowly (recovering) and waiting up a bit. I think it's time to convince him to get a CX or Road bike for longer faster lunch loops. I think today I will stretch it out a couple KM's but keep it within the 1 hour including prep and shower time...

Anyway babbling on about nothing... I'm out...

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Morning Commute

Not really related to this mornings commute but last evening we snuck photos of some little birds through the deck board cracks.
Today on my morning commute I was able to enjoy riding this. But first I had to climb this!!
And then I climbed it once more just for good measure ;-)

Good times... I'm out...

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Great rides and Lunch rides

Well it's that time of year again. Later than usual due to my new Cyclocross bike early season purchase but it came. Mountainbike season!!! Again I have been looking at new toys and new frames and salivating over what's out there. Again I dug my bike out and wow!! I love it when you grab a bike you have not ridden in a while and it's like New bike Day all over again. Of course there is still a part of me that wants upgrades that require dollars that I already spent on other things.

Anyways went out for my season opener ride on Sunday at the Hydrocut  with Paul and Mike and his crew and had a blast, a segment of Adams run was reworked and between that and riding with guys above my technical calibur I rode some things I have previously shied away from. In hindsight not sure what the big deal was. Unfortunately late in the ride I trash talked Mike and the cycling Karma got me back with a brown tube. Lesson learned... Anyway a snipit is above.

I have had 2 lunch hour MTB rides since and both have been great. Today I stopped and snapped a couple pix. Enjoy the light reading portion of the post.
The Beast
Looking Half Dead Pre-Ride (Too much white too??)

Trails 2K from house
Trailside lake/pond
Trillium season

egggman's Zazzle