Sunday, October 28, 2007

Training update

Kinda dropped the ball with Moab and all.

Weight today: 178 lbs.

The week of Moab Oct 1-7: ??? But we rode about 73 miles in Moab. I know I got over 100 miles for the week.

But the week of Oct 8-14: Hardly any riding. Just riding to work some between the crappy weather.

And Oct 15-21: One ride of 20 miles. But it was a good one. Blue sky trail with Devil's backbone. Very fun.

And last week I got a cold. However, feel better and rode today; 31 miles and first ride on the newly opened Dowdy Draw trail. Not too shabby..nice views and more trail is a good thing.

Dowdy Draw singletrack

Blue Sky trail Loveland/Ft Collins, CO.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Fall

...or as the leaves are about to fall. I always have a heyday with my camera.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

White Rim Postponed

Out of the whole week, the weather decided not to play fair for Thursday and it's going to be really windy. Yes, makes me a wimp. Rob is still wondering if his bashed knee is good to go anyway, but riding 100 miles in the wind, which is predicted to be 18 mph along with much stronger gusts, doesn't sound that pleasant. I have ridden the white rim trail before and wind is no fun with the blowing sand.

It's a deceptive thing with strong winds. You think you have a headwind half the time and a tailwind the other half so it washes out. But a side wind sucks too. So what you really have is a head wind 1/4 the time, a tail wind 1/4. the time and a side wind 1/2 the time. So 3/4 of the time is miserable.

Sunday, according to the forecast would be quite optimal, but we have other logistics that won't work out. Thus, we are going to re-consider doing it in the spring. A disappointing decision, but least we can still do other rides.

Monday, October 01, 2007

MTB Mileage Summary

September 24-30:

Monday, Tuesday rest.
Wednesday 67 miles
Thursday: 23 miles
Friday: 16 miles
Saturday 13 miles

Total 119 Miles.

Thursday is the white rim ride...all packed and ready. Leave Wednesday morning to scope it out, do a short ride and get food stash ready.

Oddly enough, Rob, who instigated this ride, fell on Sunday and ripped his kneecap open....requiring several stitches. His doctor said he was probably good to go and Rob's spirits are very positive.

Let the fun begin.

Gear so far minus the 2 bottles of Gatorade, two sandwiches, dried blueberries and the water in the bladders.

And the bike...all geeked out with fast tires, GPS, light, odometer, water bottles, a bell...and even anal beads. ;-)