Monday, February 23, 2009

Off Season - Part 4

Finally getting some descent hours in on the bike, and not just junk miles on the road bike. Good 3 hrs out at Clinton Lake on 2/21 helping map out the upcoming Devils Revenge course followed by a good 4 hr paved-trail ride on 2/22. I am working Devils Revenge race instead of racing it. My commuting season got off to an early start on Feb 25th. A little brisk on the way in but the ride home was warm and sunny. Got in plenty of laps out at SMP last week. 12 to be exact. Would have been 15 if I hadn't ridden to work and back Wednesday. This past weekends blizzard was a bit made the trails a bit slick Saturday morning, but they packed down nice for a few fast laps on Sunday. Those trails will be SOL this whole week so I'll try to commute in later this week. I stepped on the scale this morning, bad idea. Closer to racing Clysdale than I am my typcial race weight. Probably not racing much this year, other than cross season and some Tuesday Niters. Those that know me know the story so I won't elaborate on it here. I'm not missing anything. I've "been there/done that" 10 times over

Monday, February 2, 2009

Off-Season - Part 3

Saturday, first actual road ride (on my road bike) since..... about last year at this time. Nothing beats 60 degrees in January when it 6 last Saturday. I got on the road early and managed to get 4 hours in. Nothing hard, just steady calorie burning. Changed the oil and did the tire pressure in 2 vehicles and washed a third. Got my wig worked on, then enjoyed some vietemese food at Saigon 39 in KC Mo.
Sunday I was junk. I don't do 4hr rides very often so the legs weren't up for much. A quick 90-minute spin on the paved trail was about all I felt like doing. Walked down the street for the Home Owners Association board of directors voting (I was up for Treasurer). Then it was Super Bowl SUNDY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY !

Here's a couple vintage race pics: