Sunday, January 28, 2007

The coldest one yet:

Training, training, blah, blah. Lots of inside riding. Boring. But today we went and rode 2.5 hrs MTB at Brown County St Park. The trial was nice and frozen, so it was almost like riding hard packed dirt. It was really good riding condition. The temp reached all the way to 11*. It flurried a time or two, but it was a really good ride. We had 6 people in our group, which split onto just two (Dan P and I) as it usually does MTBing. I know 2.5 hrs @ 11* sounds insane, but once your hands and toes go numb (what I cal the initial shock, ~10-15 min), it’s fine. There’s not a real danger, as long as you have enough layers.
CX worlds was today and an American almost won. Jonathon Page led a lot of the race and looked like he had it wrapped, but he just didn’t have it in the end. 2nd best in the world probably doesn’t feel too bad though.
Riding MTB today got me amp’d to ride later. And if it stays cold and frozen at BCSP, we’ll keep going back.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

2006 by the numbers

It’s a couple weeks into 2007 and in 2006 I:
Raced 29 times.
11 cyclocross (and I do count the B-Town Underground races)
6 road races
10 MTB races (including 1 - 24 hour race)
and 2 road time trials.
I rode 6,282 miles and logged 423 hours.
423 is not enough hours. I’m going to try to up that number to around 600 for 2007.
29 races is a lot for a normal schmo like myself. It’s makes it seem superhuman to think that the big pro guys race this much in each major tour. Some guys do this 3x per season, plus other races. I do in a year what they do in a month; and they do it way faster. Na, them guys aren’t on drugs.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Still at it

I’m training as always, but I just haven’t felt much like writing. I’m on a blog hiatus, and I’m not sure when it’ll end.
I did get snowed on for about 30seconds this morning while riding my cx bike. I expected bad weather so I rode cx, but as I was headed in the sun came out. This (great) weather is freaking me out.
I had my few days off and went to New Orleans for my brother’s wedding. It was a nice wedding and we took in as much of N.O. as we could in two days. We walked Bourbon St two nights in a row and had some good southern Cajun food. It was Lindsay's first time there (and my second), so it was cool to absord the local flare.
As I said, it may sparse, but I’ll write again sometime; Just bored w/ it.