Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Marysville notes

Two - easily correctable technicals, a) broke 2 teeth off an old chainring, solution get a new chainring in April every year. b.) handlebar came loose. solution check headset and handlebar bolts after vigorous time trial.

One uniform failure, don't sit and wait in a wet chamios for 50 minutes, get dry, get grease and get out, I have a uniform imprint scorned onto my cheeks,.

Equipment - when riding ss, bring a change of gears, when I started slowing it would have been nice to have a 20 th. and when I rode Sean's bike the fork really helped the hands and arms. Trainer, I think having a trainer to ease the legs might have helped.

Nutirition - This one is big, I consider the main reason for a failure is the lack of training/healthy living. My body wasn't prepare for the effort at hands. I think a bonk may have been in avoidable. , but I could have tried to eat more substance after lap 1, 2. I should have went out slower and trainer may have help rid some cramps. The beer probably didn't help, a beer on lap three and beeing in the heat for 12 hours played its affect, the storm king after lap five(when I was calling it) not sure this one hurt immediately on lap 6, but paid the price 1.5 hrs later. edits will be made. just getting out the thoughts quickly then back to work.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

4 cents

I saw exactly four pennys on the side of the road this morning. I was wondering if they will be there tommorrow. Maybe I will stop and pick one up.

twilight urnal

I relive myself in the night
under the skies with sight
of grass white
from reflections of stars bright
The lightening bugs of might
dashing in erratic flight
meets my mind's delight!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The breeze

Just kinda been drifting along, nothing really special to write or say. Kids caught a fever this weekend one after another. I swung some golf clubs and walked some, nice day. Rode a little of South mt. wet and slick rocks, they will get you if the climbing doesn't first. Stupid avid juicy, won't brake for a damn. Thought it was the pads, but all they want to do is squeak and vibrate. Nothing more annoying than a loud chattery front brake. The mechanicals I have from avid work fine nd have for years, but the 07 juicy never preformed the way I like. No real racing. Plenty of commuting miles, since wife's taking online classes for the summer. Got to find some motivation to get up earlier and thin myself down a little. Typically I drop 10 lbs when the warm weather hits, but I have been lingering this year around 205. Hard to keep up with that weight. Thinking maybe track. You know, what is in motion stays in motion unless acted upon by another force. Gravity and sticky trails have been my downfall lately. Wife's family is home. Kids turning 8. having a b-day party on Sunday for him. Maybe I will take some pics.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Cycling tip #11

Skill is learned, endurance is earned.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Racing is Hard

Iron hill endurance race. got a breif shower right before the start. Just enough to make it slick. Got off with a decent start sitting 5-10 position. Slipped out on a small dip. Banged the knee. Chasing yoder, pretty good click staying about the same distance apart as the guy behind. Just enough to let him know I am there. Second lap, I lazily slipped out again, this time snapping my handlebar at the grip. Hiked out. Conteplated quitting, looked around for a bar. Found spinner cycles traveling bike shop. Bought a handle bar and went back out for lap 2. I was now a lap down, but at least I was riding again. Brakes were off slighly. Hands got tired by the end did 6 laps, got a good abusive workout and watched the elite race. Now I feel beat to sheet. patched up the cuts, but the muscle ache and knee slighlty banged. I guess that is mtb racing, tough sport I tell you.