Tuesday, July 28, 2009
it is like having to plan two races in one year. Man, I had completely took that off my mind, time to re-focus. Working through some details with the park, since our previously planned group area is reserved by another party. If we can use area #2 I am pretty excited because, we will have some better oppurtunity to use more trails. Either way the taks are strating to circulate in my mind. This is defineatly not a one man show.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Butter your butt. Use Chamois Cream. I never thought I would be so into cycling, that I would use such an annoitment, but later, between the sweat, and constant in and out of the saddle, my butt has be getting chafed. I lack the proper 20 dollar high end cream, so I think a little bady diaper rash creme might work, I will let you know, but it is hard to be comfortable on a bike, or improve the situation on a bike, so like many things in health, prevention is the best prescription.
Posted by Mark at 9:49 AM
Monday, July 20, 2009
I guess that is what I am. Most the post come during a few minutes of downtime. When I ride to work ideas flow like a mtn. stream. When I drive, not so much, more discontent than philosophy. So I am back on the bike, the last month and a half have been overloaded with stuff outside of riding and now I hope to ride into some sort of shape starting today. Will let you know when I drop below 200lbs. Normally I can get down to 190lbs pretty easily, really have lacked the moto. to even try this year. Pretty much just like being out at a sub-par speed. Enjoy the sights and sounds and smells so to speak. But I love racing and my favorite thing about July is watching guys compete in a world spectacle only truly understood by those that try to imitate. There are plenty of more fireworks to come. Tuesday is a downhill finish that, will cause time gaps. wednesday is a helleious day in the mtn. Thursday is a time trial, which will create time differences and Saturday is mt Ventoux. So lots to come in the final week. I will speak about my thoughts from Saturday. Astana should have let the gap grown to 12 minutes without a worry. Hincapie, as we all know and love for his demmeanor, would never be able to carry himself in the big mtn. Okay, so the slight shift by Cav, well in my book it was a blocking move. The team was obviously mixed between points and overall. But he should maybe have been docked a spot not 20. To take a jersye from a man who is the best sprinter, is not , good sports. Lastly, there one man who could out climb w/ contador as was seen in the 2007 TDF. I am hopful, these guys like normal humans have some faults, because it makes for more drama.
Posted by Mark at 1:28 PM
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
The First 250 pages of this book, had me glued. There have been many quotes words that I have wanted to copied to this blog. Fiction tend to stretch the truth some, but the truth is never shadowed in this book. Men like Robert Roger's examplify mental and physical strength of characters that the foundation of civilization were based upon. Today there is little need for such endurance, which is maybe what leads us to search out adventure of our own.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Wow, you could see the pain in their eyes as they carryied the group to the line, Popo up there working too. Quite interesting move for astana,especially to share the work. Still I am not sure LA can climb like he needs to to win. reading and tour watching go together pretty good. Wouldn't mind being at a beach on the Med. right now. Had a great time the last week hangin out with in-laws and Bro-law. Did lots and relaxed lots, but back to work is a drag. Happy b-day C-man love you. .
Posted by Mark at 10:04 AM